Media Room


29 Aug 2014
Joint Health Command Psychologist, Liz O'Neill, speaks to Defence members and their families about mental health issues.
HMAS Harman conducted a Youth Mental Health Awareness Session last week as the first of a number of joint initiatives by the Harman command team and Defence Community Organisation.

29 Aug 2014
Philippine ship BRP Ramon Alcraz prepares to dock alongside Australian warships HMAS Stuart and HMAS Sydney, while Japanese ship JS Hatakaze is berthed astern at Fort Hill Wharf, Darwin.
Over 1,200 military personnel from the Asia Pacific and Indian Ocean regions have completed collaborative, tactical warfare planning during the first week of the Royal Australian Navy’s largest maritime exercise, KAKADU 2014. 

29 Aug 2014
Navy’s 2014 NSW Variety Bash team celebrate after crossing the finish line. (Left to right) Lieutenant Commander (LCDR) Adrian Pay, Petty Officer (PO) Esa Thomas, LCDR Graeme Wong, LCDR Shane Tacon, PO Brett Ross, PO Anthony Tobias and Warrant Officer Brian Poole.
After 6,000km, ten days, eleven stops, three flat tyres and one broken axel, seven exhausted yet excited Navy members have crossed the finish line of the 2014 NSW Variety Bash, in Sydney.

28 Aug 2014
A Royal Australian Navy Bell 429 helicopter prepares to land on the sports oval of Driver Primary School, during a visit from 723 Squadron as part of Exercise KAKADU 2014 in Darwin, Northern Territory.
Almost 500 students, supported by a throng of teachers, parents and community members crowded around the oval at Driver Primary School today, eagerly awaiting the arrival of a Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Bell 429 helicopter from 723 Squadron, as part of a community engagement activity organised by Darwin’s HMAS Coonawarra, held in conjunction with Exercise KAKADU 2014.

28 Aug 2014

The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards program is looking for volunteers from Navy to present awards to school students. Award ceremonies will be conducted throughout Australia from September 2014 through to February 2015.

Press Releases

19 August 2013

To the Editor, In the 19 August 2013 edition of The Cairns Post there was an article entitled “Call to cut sonar near pods”. The article contains a misleading statement which I need to correct. The article quoted Mr Ben Cropp stating, “As the naval...

23 May 2013

Reports about Kurt Mackenzie published in the Courier Mail and the Northern Territory News on 23 May 2013 stated that “Navy is refusing to explain and release a report into the poisoning of a sailor during an exercise off Darwin seven years ago”....

20 March 2013

Andrew Holman Editor The Mercury GPO Box 334 HOBART TAS 7001 Dear Mr Holman On Monday 18 March 2013 the online version of your newspaper published an editorial which related to the article entitled "Incat sailing at full speed" (17 March 2013). I...