Trentham Camp

Trentham Camp supports and is home to headquarters, units and elements of units as diverse as Headquarters Joint Forces New Zealand, New Zealand Defence Force, Command and Staff College, Trade Training School and Trentham Regional Support Battalion to name just a few.

Trentham Camp

Trentham Military Camp [CSC-11-0581-68]

Trentham has the advantage of being located in the peaceful and local community of Upper Hutt with access to all the beauties of the Wairarapa, excitement of Wellington City and relaxation of the Kapiti Coast. At the same time the Camp provides that military home for all the service personnel in the Wellington Region.

Trentham Camp has a very good working relationship with many civilian clubs, associations and institutions in the Hutt Valley. It has a proud record of supporting schools and charity organisations in Upper Hutt. We enjoy excellent support from both Upper and Lower Hutt City Councils, both of whom strongly support the military and the benefits we bring the local communities and economies.

Medical Treatment Centre

Trentham Camp operates a medical treatment centre for all military staff. It provides an emergency facility for all who may be injured or suffer serious illness in their place of work. Civilian employees and families of both military and civilian staff are expected to attend their own General Practitioner for medical treatment.

Armed Forces Canteen Council

The Depot is a convenient, on-camp shopping facility, providing helpful and friendly service. Prices are competitive with those of the major retailers. A dry cleaning service is also available.


The gymnasium comprises the gym floor area, a weight room, sauna and small squash court. Hours are 0530 – 2200 daily, but 0800 – 1800 on public holidays.  The gymnasium floor has space for Badminton, Basketball, Handball, Netball or Volleyball. Lunchtime Circuit training is held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 1200-1300.


Under the umbrella of the Wellington Army Sports Club (WASC) with Davis Field as its base, the following codes are represented:

Rugby Union Rugby League
Basketball Volleyball
Soccer Touch Rugby
Netball Softball

Davis Field is next to the Camp on Messines Avenue.
Other clubs/activities available are the Diving Club and a number of Rifle/Gun Clubs which use the military range adjacent to the Camp. Further contact details for Clubs can be obtained from the PTIs.

Te Roopu O Te Pataka

The cultural group meets at 1830 hours every Monday evening at the Pataka Whare which is located next door to the Wellington and Hawkes Bay Band office.

Community Services Officer

The Community Services Officer (CSO) at Trentham Camp provides a service for personnel and their families located in Trentham and the wider Wellington Region. The service and support provided can be in response to any family, personal or social issue that you or your partner or family may be experiencing.

If you feel you need some support please contact the CSO on Phone +64 4 527 5029. The CSO can assist you to access relevant services to assist with your welfare needs and also provides programmes and activities to support individuals and families in the Wellington Area.



TRSB HQ [CSC-11-0581-23]

Headquarters Trentham Regional Support Battalion [CSC-11-0581-23]

Trentham Camp Memorial [CSC-11-0581-13] Trentham Camp Memorial [CSC-11-0581-13]
Trentham Camp Chapel, adjacent to Command and Staff College [CSC-11-0581-12] Trentham Chapel, adjacent to CSC [CSC-11-0581-12]
This page was last reviewed on 5 September 2017.