At Kapooka, there is a range of facilities for serving members and their families to utilise in their spare time.
The 1st Recruit Training Battalion
The 1st Recruit Training Battalion is the "Home of the Soldier" and you, as Recruit Instructors, set the example and maintain the high standards that are embedded here at Kapooka. There are many rewards to being a Recruit Instructor at 1st Recruit Training Battalion and the Wagga Wagga region is a great place for you and your family.
The Army Recruit Training Centre (ARTC) is located within Blamey Barracks, Kapooka, just 9.5km South-West of Wagga Wagga. The name Kapooka is derived from the local Indigenous dialect meaning 'place of wind'. Major General C.S. Steele chose this site as it was close to Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey's birthplace at Wagga Wagga.
The Kapooka community is embraced by the people of Wagga Wagga and the Riverina region. The connection between the Kapooka community and Wagga Wagga is constantly evolving and provides wonderful opportunities for Defence families to enjoy their posting in Wagga Wagga