The Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) project

Shoalwater Bay Training Area (SWBTA) is one of Australia's key training areas for the conduct of domestic and international Defence training. SWBTA is located approximately 80km north of Rockhampton, Queensland, and covers more than 264,000ha of land and 180,000ha of sea. The Department of Defence is focused on the future, designing state of the art training areas to incorporate new advanced technologies. This will ensure they have effective and realistic training environments, and that the training areas can adapt to future technologies and challenges over the coming decades.

Central Queensland businesses are already benefiting from the economic opportunities being generated from the expansion of the Shoalwater Bay Training Area.