HMAS Penguin open day

HMAS Penguin

HMAS Penguin is home to the ADF’s sophisticated diving, hydrographic and medical training facilities in Balmoral and would like to welcome the community for its Open Day! Bring the whole family!

Free tickets are available through TryBooking. Entry to the venue is through the rear gate from Balmoral Beach.

What to expect

  • Enjoy live entertainment by the Royal Australian Navy Sydney Rock Band.
  • See a variety of military and educational displays from:
  • Maritime Operational Health Unit static display
  • Submarine and Underwater Medicine Unit static display
  • Physical Training Department
  • Boatswains Mate Static Display
  • ADF Centre for Mental Health
  • ADF Dive School display and Museum
  • Light Landing Craft demonstrations
  • Hydrographic Surveying
  • Lightweight & Light Capability Craft
  • Navy Divers
  • Talk to a sailor - Visitors will have the opportunity to speak with HMAS Penguin members about day-to-day life in the Royal Australian Navy.
  • Sausage sizzle provided by HMAS Penguin personnel with all proceeds going to the Northern Beaches Woman’s shelter and welfare.
  • Defence Force Recruiting – learn all about how to join the Navy.

What to know

  • Navy is unable to provide onsite parking. Public transport is highly recommended.
  • Nearest public transport Bus 114 or 238. Nearest public paid parking at Balmoral Beach South Parking Area.
  • Pedestrian access only to HMAS Penguin via rear gate access from Balmoral Beach, only a 10 minute walk from Raglan Street at the Esplanade.
  • No alcohol permitted. Food and drink will be available for purchase. Visitors are welcome to bring food and drink. 
  • Bag searches will be conducted as a condition of entry.
  • All wharf areas are wheelchair accessible, despite best efforts, ship tours require steep ascents and descents are not suitable for wheel chairs or mobility impairments.
  • No pets allowed.



24 February 2024,
10:00 am – 2:00 pm


HMAS Penguin, Middle Head Rd, Mosman
New South Wales