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27 Sep 2016
LCDR Angella Hillis, SQNLDR Paul Gough, CPO Jamie Schmith and SGT Liz Beard pose at the Devil Release Control Centre before assisting with setting up.
Defence personnel have been up close and personal with some of Australia's most at risk animals supporting the release of 33 captive Tasmanian Devils into the wild at Stony Head Military Training Area.

27 Sep 2016
HMAS Newcastle patrols past a gas and oil platform during a North West Shelf patrol.
Exercise NORTHERN SHIELD wrapped up on 10 September in Derby, Western Australia, with more than 1,200 troops and millions of kilograms of equipment returning to bases all over Australia.

26 Sep 2016
Commander Lewis Gaha, OAM, ADC, RAN has been awarded the Federation Star by Her Excellency the Governor of Tasmania, Professor The Honourable Kate Warner, AM.
Navy Headquartes – Tasmania’s Commanding Officer, Commander Lewis Gaha is an exemplar of personal character and professional commitment. 

26 Sep 2016
Vice Admiral David Johnston, Chief of Joint Operations, addresses Participants of Pacific Endeavour 2016.
Imagining homes are shattered, trees are uprooted and the Brisbane CBD is flooded after a massive cyclone smashes Queensland’s south coast is part of the scenario for Exercise PACIFIC ENDEAVOUR, a multinational communications exercise to test equipment and develop procedures for use in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. 

25 Sep 2016
Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Stuart Mayer, CSC and Bar, RAN presents Lieutenant Commander Trevor Gibson, RAN with his sixth clasp, and second Federation Star, of the Defence Force Service Medal, for 45 years continuous service, at HMAS Kuttabul's monthly morning tea.
An officer who came up through the ranks is paying off in October after almost 46 years’ service.

Press Releases

16 September 2016

Beecroft Weapons Range (BWR) is open to public access. Range closure is denoted by red flags and signage displayed around the perimeter of Beecroft Weapons Range. If you see anything which may cause alarm, please do not hesitate to contact Beecroft...

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...