Welcome to Mornington Peninsula

Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries. The Mornington Peninsula is also home to HMAS Cerberus, the Royal Australian Navy’s premier training establishment. HMAS Cerberus covers 1,517 hectares and is 70 kilometres from Melbourne, near Crib Point on Hann’s Inlet, Western Port Bay. Looking for information on Melbourne?

Suburbs of the Mornington Peninsula

There are numerous suburbs surrounding HMAS Cerberus with ample housing. Crib Point, Hastings, Bittern and Tyabb are all within 10-15 kilometres of the base.

VIC Public Holidays

Click here to see the public holidays observed in VIC during 2019.

Housing assistance review

The annual review of housing assistance for 2019 has been completed by the Department of Defence, with the new rates now published in Online Services. The annual review of service residence and rental allowance contributions involved assessing the national average rent for Defence houses in each rent band, which has resulted in contributions being recalculated based on actual rent changes.

Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Derek Cox said providing housing assistance to ADF members was a longstanding policy. "The annual review is undertaken to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with members on a 50/50 basis is met each year," Mr Cox said. "The rent band method offers transparency for calculating contribution increases based on actual rental increases rather than forecasts."

Member contributions for living-in accommodation will be adjusted in line with the September 2018 rents and utilities subcomponents of the consumer price index. Casual meal rates and the fortnightly meal contribution will also be reviewed to ensure any revised rates are based on the reasonable recovery of actual national average costs incurred by Defence in providing meals.

The new rates will be reflected in members' salaries in February 2019.


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Major Attractions

Enchanted Adventure Garden, Ashcombe Maze & Lavender Gardens, Fort Nepean, Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Arthurs Seat State Park, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park

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