Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative

Posted: 8th Sep

The Australia-Singapore Military Training Initiative (ASMTI) is an opportunity for Australia to build Defence capability and enhance its bilateral relationship with Singapore, while providing enduring economic benefits to Central and North Queensland.

Under the ASMTI, Singapore will invest around A$2.25 billion for Australia to develop and enhance training areas to meet the future needs of the Australian Defence Force and facilitate an increased presence of Singapore Armed Forces personnel.

The existing Shoalwater Bay Training Area in Central Queensland is being expanded and a new training area is being established near Greenvale in North Queensland. These training areas will be owned and managed by the Australian Government.

When the ASMTI reaches maturity, up to 14,000 Singapore Armed Forces personnel will conduct training in Central and North Queensland over 18 weeks each year.


Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, move into position for the final Battlegroup Samichon assault at the Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Saber on 20 July.

The ASMTI will deliver advanced military training areas that benefit the Australian Defence Force, provide significant local economic opportunities and strengthen Australia’s Defence relationship with Singapore.

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