HMAS Harman

Originally known as the RAN Wireless/Transmitting Station Canberra, HMAS Harman was officially commissioned 01 July 1943. The base provided essential communication services for Allied forces deployed in the Pacific region during World War II. Harman also witnessed the establishment of the Women’s Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS), which formed on this location in 1941. 

Harman contributes to Joint Force capability through its primary roles of providing administrative support services for personnel in the ACT, southern NSW, and posted overseas. Harman also enables Defence wide communications, cyber, intelligence, and information warfare capabilities through both the Defence Network Operations Centre (DNOC), and Defence Cyber College (DCC).

Harman also houses the Joint Operations Command (JOC) J7 – Plans Cell, elements of the 1/15 and 1/19 Army Reserve Regiments, 22 and 464 RAAF Squadrons, and Cadet Units representing all three services.

Canberra is home to many important institutions of the federal government, national monuments and museums. There are many attractions in the surrounding region including several national parks, the Southern Highlands, Thredbo and Perisher ski resorts, and the stunning Sapphire Coast.