17th Sustainment Brigade (Australia)
The 17th Sustainment Brigade (17 Sust Brigade) currently commands the Australian Army's deployable operational level logistics units. Raised on 20 May 2006, the brigade was formerly known as the Logistic Support Force (LSF), and is made up of varied logistic corps and trades. It encompasses both reserve and full-time units, geographically dispersed throughout Australia. Headquartered in Sydney, New South Wales its primary deployable command element is the Force Sustainment Group. The units of the brigade are responsible for providing third line or 'general' support within an area of operations. The brigade was designated the 17th Combat Service Support Brigade until 1 August 2019, when it was renamed the 17th Sustainment Brigade.
|17th Sustainment Brigade|
|Active||2006 – Present|
|Allegiance||HM Queen Elizabeth II|
|Part of||Forces Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Sydney, New South Wales|
The brigade consists of the following units and sub units:
- 145th Signals Squadron
- 2nd Force Support Battalion (Reserve)
- 9th Force Support Battalion
- 10th Force Support Battalion
- 1st Close Health Battalion
- 2nd General Health Battalion
- 3rd Health Support Battalion (Reserve)
- 1st Psychology Unit
On 2 October 2018 the 1st Military Police Battalion transitioned from 17th Brigade to the 6th Brigade so it is aligned with other theatre-level combat support capabilities that are already under the command of 6th Brigade.
- The Australian Army. Modernisation from Beersheba and Beyond (PDF). Commonwealth of Australia. p. 5. Archived from the original (PDF) on 26 March 2015. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
- Dennis et al 2008, p. 327.
- Freeman, Andrew (29 July 2019). "DEFGRAM 365/19: Renaming of the 17th Combat Service Service Support Brigade as 17th Sustainment Brigade" (Press release). Department of Defence.
- Hankin, David (18 October 2018). "New era in military policing". Army News (1430 ed.). p. 9.
- Dennis, Peter; et al. (2008). The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (Second ed.). Melbourne: Oxford University Press Australia & New Zealand. ISBN 978-0-19-551784-2.