Royal United Services Institute of Australia

United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory

Directions to and maps of the locations for USI of the ACT events can be found at the bottom of this page.

USI of the ACT upcoming events

Other ACT based organisations

Australian Centre for the Study of Armed Conflict and Society

Why Australia went to the Great War

Tuesday 8 May, Lecture Room 05, Building 30, UNSW at ADFA. 0900 to 1545. Download the flyer here. What were the issues behind Australia's decision to go to war with Germany? What was the decision making process? Was it because of imperial influences, a perceived German threat, or part of a mercantile struggle?  How has the decision to enter the war been justified in subsequent Australian history? Five historians give their differing views on the subject.  Admission is free, refreshments and lunch provided. Register at for catering please.

Australian Naval Institute 2018 Vernon Parker Oration

Hon John Berry, former US Ambassador to Australia

Thursday 10 May, Hotel Realm. 6.15 for 7pm.  $90 for ANI Members, $115 for non-members.  USI members attend at ANI member prices.  To book: email:; phone: +61 (0) 2 6290 1505; mail: PO Box 241, Deakin West ACT 2600. Bookings close 1600hrs Tuesday, 1 May 2018.


We conduct evening lecture meetings and presentations at the Australian Defence College (ADC), Weston Creek and at the R1 Theatrette at Russell.

Members and guests meet in the Weston Creek Mess from 5pm prior to events to enjoy networking and drinks. All are welcome. Access passes are required for entry to the ADC and can be obtained at the ADC gate on production of a photo ID.

No passes are required for the R1 Theatrette.

Australian Defence College

Click here for directions to ADC

Entry through ADC Guard Gate - advise you are attending a USI event. Car parking is on the left. The mess and bar is at the top right. Normal lectures/presentations are held at the Spender Theatre and for larger events the Blamey Theatre.

You can find the ADC Weston Visitor Safety Guide here.

R1 Russell Offices

Click here for directions to R1 Russell

After parking make your way to the R1 building and enter through the rotating doors. Proceed immediately to the left prior to the guard station and enter the Theatrette. 

    Contact details:
    USI of the ACT is located in Canberra. For further information please contact:

    LTCOL Richard Maurice
    Secretary USI of the ACT Inc.
    CP3-1-155 Campbell Park Office

    (membership and all other)

    Mail address: 
    Australia Post Mail to:
    CP3-1-155 PO Box 7912 CANBERRA BC ACT 2610

    0410 496 721 Treasurer

    for Membership Inquiries
    0477 358 580 Secretary

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