The Navy and the Nation book now available

Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Timothy Barrett, has authored the book 'The Navy and the Nation'.
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75th Anniversaries of the loss of HMA Ships

In 2017, the Navy, Ex-Service Associations and the nation will commemorate the 75th anniversaries of the loss of seven RAN ships in 1942.
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22 Aug 2017
The Australian Defence Force rugby team win a lineout against the Australian Police Force team. Australian Defence Force won the match 45 to 0.
The Australian Defence Force Rugby Union men’s team is in New Zealand to play the French Armed Forces and New Zealand Defence Force representative teams in a tri-nations competition.
22 Aug 2017
Members of HMAS Canberra's ship's company using the new Navy notebooks.
Navy’s sailors and officers have a new and improved war-fighting tool in the form of the humble pocket notebook with important information at the fingertips, saving time and effort.
21 Aug 2017
Family and friends of the crew of HMAS Ballarat wave to their loved ones as the ship pulls alongside to her home port of Fleet Base West, Western Australia, at the completion of a four month South East Asia deployment.
HMAS Ballarat has sailed into her home port of Fleet Base West in Rockingham, Western Australia, to a large gathering of family and friends after completing a three month deployment to South East Asia and; participating in Exercise TALISMAN SABER off the Australian coast.
21 Aug 2017
Air Force Logistics Manager, Flight Lieutenant Russell Cocks hands over a combined spray booth and baking oven to Chief Petty Officer Michael Knott, at a ceremony held at the HMAS Stirling Fleet Support Unit's Surface Finishing section, completing a transfer of the booth from the Air Force to the Navy.
It was a case of ‘one man’s trash is another man’s treasure’ when HMAS Stirling’s Fleet Support Unit West, commissioned a spray booth and oven from the Royal Australian Air Force, saving Defence thousands of dollars in replacement costs.
20 Aug 2017
The 'FLAIM Trainer' is a multi-component system, that will bring more realism to damage control exercises and allows Navy to conduct training in scenarios that would have been impossible in the past.
Navy is working with a team of engineers led by a fire fighting expert at Deakin University to provide next generation simulation tools to train officers and sailors.
20 Aug 2017
Australian Navy sailor ABCTL Jadine Adams shoots a basket during the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice basketball Competition grand final game at ADFA from July 29-30.
Australian Defence Force personnel were inspired to reach great heights competing in the ACT/Wagga Defence Interservice Basketball Competition at the Australian Defence Force Academy in late July.

Upcoming Events

The Jazz Ensemble from RAN Band Melbourne will present an evening concert of fine jazz music. All proceeds will go to Legacy. Contact us: us:
The RAN Band Melbourne Parade Band will perform at Legacy Sunday, the milestone event of Melbourne Legacy Week. The Remembrance Service will take place to honour those who died serving their country...
The RAN Band Sydney Parade Band will support Sydney LEGACY Week Launch. The memorial service will take place at the Cenotaph, Martin Place, Sydney. For more information:
Each year, guests from the corporate scene and the Australian Defence organisation come together with Legacy to raise funds for the care of families that lose a loved one serving Australia. RAN...
RAN Band Queensland Big Band will be performing at the Wynnum Manly Jazz Festival. Presented by Brisbane City Council, this is a free fun festival for families to enjoy on Father's Day. Join us for...
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘Band Call at St Andrew’s’ bringing the full Symphonic Wind Orchestra to one of the oldest cathedrals in Sydney. This concert will feature the 45-piece RAN...
The RAN Band Melbourne Admiral’s Own Big Band will join the Monash University Big Band for a combined concert at the Monash Music Auditorium. For more information visit
Join us for our flagship concert series ‘SOUNDWAVES’. This concert will feature the 30-piece RAN Band Melbourne Concert Band under the baton of their Music Director Lieutenant Andrew Stokes....

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