Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel (LCVP)

The Royal Australian Navy has operated a number of landing craft, vehicle and personnel (LCVP) since 1993. Built by Geraldton Boat Builders, the LCVP can carry up to 36 personnel or a Land Rover with a half-ton trailer. One LCVP is held in reserve and is operated by Defence Maritime Services at Garden Island, Sydney.

In January 2020, HMAS Choules operated LCVPs in support of the evacuation of Mallacoota residents, tourists and pets during Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-2020.

Type Landing craft
Home port Fleet Base East
Builder Geraldton Boat Builders, Western Australia
Displacement 7 tonnes (full load)
Length 13.2 metres
Beam 3.5 metres
  • 22 knots
  • 15 knots (full load)
Crew 3
Machinery 2 x 400hp Volvo Penta Sterndrives


Landing craft