HMAS Albatross

Commissioned in August 1948, HMAS Albatross is Navy’s only air station and the largest operational Naval establishment. It is located approximately 6kms from Nowra, NSW, in the Shoalhaven region.

The primary task of HMAS Albatross is to support Fleet Air Arm with the five naval squadrons that provide air support to the fleet. Final stages of aviation training for both officers and sailors are conducted on the base.

HMAS Albatross is also home to the Fleet Air Arm Museum (formerly known as Australia‘s Museum of Flight). The museum is a high profile tourist attraction and has unique collection of aircraft, artefacts and memorabilia.

The coastal region is a popular haven for fishing, swimming, water skiing, horse riding, trail bike riding, canoeing, sky diving and gliding. 

Home port

  • 723 Squadron
  • 725 Squadron
  • 808 Squadron
  • 816 Squadron
  • 822X Squadron