Join the RAN Band

Able Seaman Musician Simon Bartlett performs on the trombone during a concert at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney. Image by ABIS Leo Baumgartner.
Able Seaman Musician Simon Bartlett performs on the trombone during a concert at St Andrew's Cathedral, Sydney. Image by ABIS Leo Baumgartner.

Entry levels

There are two levels of entry for musicians to join the Navy:

Qualified Entry Sailor - Non Degree

  • AMusA or equivalent standard
 

Qualified Entry Sailor - Degree

  • A relevant degree from a recognised music institution

All Musician applicants are required to audition to the satisfaction
of the Director of Music - Navy.

 

Instrument categories

Flute and piccolo, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, trumpet and cornet, french horn, euphonium, trombone, tuba, double bass, bass guitar, percussion, drum kit, piano, voice and rhythm guitar. Position availability varies each year.

 

Pay and allowances

Once you finish your initial military and job training you will earn a highly competitive salary. Plus, you get the added benefits of free health care, excellent superannuation, subsidised food and accommodation.

Further information on joining the Royal Australian Navy Band can be obtained by contacting Defence Jobs on 13 19 01 or https://navy.defencejobs.gov.au/jobs/musician (external link)

 

Current vacancies

 
Clarinet 2019

FULL-TIME POSITIONS (may be located in either Sydney or Melbourne)

Clarinet

  • Applications close Tuesday 3 December 2019
  • Auditions: Sydney and Melbourne - Tuesday 10 December 2019
  • For more info and audition packs contact navy.band@defence.gov.au

The RAN Band is currently taking expressions of interest for the following positions:

  • Euphonium
  • Classical Trumpet/Cornet

To keep up to date on the next auditions please follow us on Facebook www.facebook.com/RoyalAustralianNavyBand

 

PART-TIME (NAVAL RESERVE) POSITIONS

 

RAN Band South Australia

  • Bass
  • Clarinet
  • Drum Kit
  • Guitar
  • Saxophone
  • Trumpet
  • Vocalist
 

RAN Band Tasmania

  • Drum Kit
  • Saxophone
 

RAN Band Western Australia

  • Guitar
  • Lead Trumpet
  • Trombone
 

RAN Band Queensland

  • Drum Kit
  • Saxophone (Alto)
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
 

Audition forms

 

Further joining information

To commence an application to join the Royal Australian Navy Band contact Defence Force Recruiting on 13 19 01 or visit the Defence Jobs (external link) website.

For more information including audition requirements and audition excerpts contact:

Royal Australian Navy Band
National Public Relations Manager
Ph: (02) 9359 2618
Email: navy.band@defence.gov.au

 

No vacancy for your instrument?

Email your contact details, CV and/or demo recording to navy.band@defence.gov.au for consideration for future vacancies.