HQJOC – the war-fighting centre of Australia

December 11th, 2011 by bryan Leave a reply »

Headquarters Joint Operational Command

Just outside Bungendore, in NSW, right on the ACT border.

“This is probably the most secure location in Australia,” Brigadier Wayne Budd told the Sun-Herald Newspaper in 2008.


Google Earth photo of HQJOC


It certainly has a magnificent fence

Steel, concrete, razor wire, clear zones and lights. Part of the outer Octagonal fence of HQJOC


The main entrance of HQJOC, tailor-made for a protest action.


HQJOC is the command centre for whatever Australian military forces are active anywhere in the world.  Operations in Afghanistan are run from here.

There is a proposal to initiate NVDA towards this facility on 26 April 2012.  http://www.cairnspeacebypeace.org/?page_id=1358

That proposal contains and relies on a residential nonviolence workshop at the Australian Quaker Centre at Silver Wattle, about 10 kilometres from HQJOC as the crow flies. http://silverwattle.org.au/about-silver-wattle/  The workshop will examine possibilities for peak NVDA involving civil disobedience.  In addition to the residential workshop, it may be possible to organise a larger presence for a more low key picket at the facility’s front entrance.

Google map showing HQJOC and Silver Wattle









  1. Some impressive installations in those pics ~:-)

  2. mehull says:

    It is a queer thing that rarely we may need a military who will defend us, but often we need rare civilian heroes to defend us from our military. i am mehull

  3. That HQJOCS fence looks a detention centre fence.

    Maybe we should become guards, take over the guardhouse and keep the ADF war criminals locked up within.

    What a service to peace in our times that would be.