Media Room


21 Feb 2017
Officer of the Watch Lieutenant Robert McRae wears the new Bluetooth wireless headset on the bridge of HMAS Newcastle.
Bluetooth headsets could soon be introduced onto the bridges of Australian frigates thanks to the enterprise and innovation of two young engineers onboard HMAS Newcastle.

20 Feb 2017
(L-R) CPL Chris May, MAJGEN Mark Kelly (Retd) of the Repatriation Commission, Commander Joint Health and Surgeon General of the Australian Defence Force, AVM Tracy Smart, Chair of Phoenix Australia Centre for Post-traumatic Mental Health, Michael Strong, and the Minister for Veterans' Affairs and Defence Personnel, Dan Tehan, at the launch of the Rapid Exposure Supporting Trauma Recovery trial in Melbourne on the 3rd of February, 2017.
The Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service celebrated its 35th birthday on 29 January this year – one of many support services available to serving and former serving Defence personnel.

20 Feb 2017
HMAS Melbourne crew Celebrates the 25th Anniversary of Melbournes commissioning at Fleet Base East after a Successful First of Class flight trials period.
HMAS Melbourne has celebrated 25 years since she entered service with the Royal Australian Navy, proving her motto of ‘She gathers strength as she goes’.

19 Feb 2017
HMAS Anzac conducts a Replenishment at Sea with HMAS Success in the Southern Ocean.
HMAS Anzac commenced her recent transit to Fleet Base West alone, meeting with sister frigate HMAS Parramatta in Jervis Bay.

19 Feb 2017
Able Seaman Communication Information Systems Robert Griffiths at the flag bin on board HMAS Darwin.
Formerly a store manager of a fast food restaurant, 29-year old Able Seaman Communication and Information Systems Robert Griffiths is well versed in community relations.

Press Releases

17 February 2017

Beecroft Weapons Range (BWR) will be closed from 9:00pm on Sunday, 19 February and will reopen at 1:00pm on Friday, 24 February 2017. Defence activities will be conducted during the following times: Extended maintenance will be conducted during the...

10 May 2016

Election-related material is not available on the Royal Australian Navy website. Such material may be found on party political websites.

29 June 2015

The article in the Sunday edition of the Sun Herald on 28 June 2015 and other Fairfax Media publications entitled 'HMAS Stirling suicides: lack of action raised Navy concerns', is misleading and displays a lack of understanding of the support...