Uniforms

Ceremonial Uniform

This is the RAN's most formal uniform.

Depending on the occasion officers may wear this uniform with or without a sword.

Officer

Summer uniform with sword (S1).
Summer uniform with sword (S1).
Summer uniform without sword (S2).
Summer uniform without sword (S2).
Less formal summer uniform (S3).
Less formal summer uniform (S3).
Winter uniform with sword (W1).
Winter uniform with sword (W1).
Winter uniform without sword (W2).
Winter uniform without sword (W2).
Less formal winter uniform (W3).
Less formal winter uniform (W3).

Senior Sailor

Summer uniform (S1).
Summer uniform (S1).
Summer uniform (S2).
Summer uniform (S2).
Less formal summer uniform (S3).
Less formal summer uniform (S3).
 
Winter uniform (W1/W2).
Winter uniform (W1/W2).
Less formal winter uniform (W3).
Less formal winter uniform (W3).
 

Junior Sailor

Summer uniform (S1/S2).
Summer uniform (S1/S2).
Less formal summer uniform (S3).
Less formal summer uniform (S3).
 
Winter uniform (W1/W2).
Winter uniform (W1/W2).
Less formal winter uniform (W3).
Less formal winter uniform (W3).
 

Mess Dress - Formal

This is worn at formal evening receptions, mess dinners, dances, etc. Junior Sailors do not have a requirement to wear this uniform.

Officer - Summer uniform (S4).
Officer - Summer uniform (S4).
Officer - Winter uniform (W4).
Officer - Winter uniform (W4).
Senior Sailor - Summer/Winter uniform (S4/W4).
Senior Sailor - Summer/Winter uniform (S4/W4).

Mess Dress

This is a less formal version of evening attire which can also be worn at mess dinners and other similar events. Junior Sailors do not have a requirement to wear this uniform.

Officer - Summer uniform (S5).
Officer - Summer uniform (S5).
Officer - Winter uniform (W5).
Officer - Winter uniform (W5).
Senior Sailor - Summer/Winter uniform (S5/W5).
Senior Sailor - Summer/Winter uniform (S5/W5).

Informal Evening Dress

This is daily evening dress and may be worn in winter as well as summer.

Officer (S6).
Officer (S6).
Officer (W6).
Officer (W6).
 
Senior Sailor (SW6).
Senior Sailor (SW6).
Junior Sailor (SW6)
Junior Sailor (SW6)
 


Regular Day Dress

This is worn as the normal dress of the day at most Headquarters and Bases.

Officer

Officer - Summer uniform (S7).
Officer - Summer uniform (S7).
Officer - Summer uniform (S8).
Officer - Summer uniform (S8).
Officer - Winter uniform (W7).
Officer - Winter uniform (W7).

Senior Sailor

Senior Sailor - Summer uniform (S7).
Senior Sailor - Summer uniform (S7).
Senior Sailor - Summer uniform (S8).
Senior Sailor - Summer uniform (S8).
Senior Sailor - Winter uniform (W7).
Senior Sailor - Winter uniform (W7).

Junior Sailor

Junior Sailor - Summer uniform (S7).
Junior Sailor - Summer uniform (S7).
Junior Sailor - Summer uniform (S8).
Junior Sailor - Summer uniform (S8).
Junior Sailor - Winter uniform (W7).
Junior Sailor - Winter uniform (W7).

Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform (SW12)

The DPNU is the approved two-piece operational fire-retardant uniform to be worn by RAN personnel in the following circumstances:

  • On operations
  • Working on/near machinery, in warehouses or other potentially dirty work environments
  • Undertaking boarding party activities
  • Participating in strenuous training activities at sea and ashore.
Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform (SW12).
Disruptive Pattern Navy Uniform (SW12).
 

Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform (SW17)

The DPCU is the approved two-piece operational uniform to be worn by RAN personnel in the following circumstances:

  • As tactical working dress in the land environment
  • For Clearance Divers on all operations, tactical exercises, IED disposal, Explosive Ordnance Disposal tasks and all dedicated military flights.
Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform (SW17).
Disruptive Pattern Combat Uniform (SW17).
 

Physical Training (SW19)

Physical Training (SW19).
Physical Training (SW19).
 

Cold Weather Jacket

 
Cold weather jacket with W7.
Cold weather jacket with W7.
Cold weather jacket with SW12.
Cold weather jacket with SW12.



Some categories have uniforms specific to their work environment - these are not shown here.