RAA announces new technical centre following 2026 exit from Mile End

12 June, 2024

RAA has signed a long-term lease for a new, purpose-built technical centre, set to open in the first half of 2026.

The new RAA Technical Centre will be constructed at 599 Port Rd and will offer the services members currently access at Mile End, including Automotive Services, the Child Safety Centre, Drive School, part of Travel and Distribution and Solar and Battery.

The Technical Centre will be a new build. When constructed, it will feature a dynamic workshop, as well as immersive member experiences, a retail presence and a café.

The site will be able to house more than 400 employees.

Please note this is an artist’s impression and is subject to all necessary planning approvals.

Following the departure from Mile End in mid-2026, RAA’s city footprint will comprise three locations: 91 King William St, 150 Grenfell St and 599 Port Rd.

Chief Executive Officer Nick Reade said the announcement of RAA’s Technical Centre has secured the organisation’s office footprint for years to come.

“The move from our Mile End office as a result of the T2D project presents us with an opportunity to secure our future,” said Mr Reade.

“Last year we moved a couple of hundred staff into RAA Place as we had well and truly outgrown Mile End, and late in April we signed a lease for 150 Grenfell St.

“We’ve now signed a long-term lease for the RAA Technical Centre, which will provide our workforce with the tools they need to best serve our 820,000 members for years to come.”