Member of the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations
The Naval Association of Australia
began its life in 1920 as the Ex-Navalmen's Association and is the
premier organisation outside of Navy looking to the interests of
both serving and ex naval members. It embraces all ranks and
both men and women. Its logo is "Once Navy - Always Navy"
Its principal objectives are to unite and
develop friendship among all former and serving naval personnel
eligible for membership, and to promote and assist activities in the
wider community to improve health and well being of the community of
which former and serving naval personnel are a part.
The Naval Association is not just a social
club, although mateship is at the core of its ethos, but a dynamic
and contemporary organisation supporting the naval family in a wide
range of ways including:
representation to Government on Veterans' issues
support for the disadvantaged
advisory and counselling services
advocacy support for rehabilitation benefits
mentoring career advice to younger members
assisting Australian Navy Cadets
assisting former and serving naval personnel to obtain civilian
providing for the entertainment of ships personnel during port
practical and financial assistance to members and their immediate
families in times of crisis.
communicating with the entire Naval Community through media such as
this website and Australian Warship / White Ensign magazine
Within its membership there is a wide range
of experience and knowledge covering every aspect of naval life.
Enquiry at Sub Section, National or State level will always produce a helping
hand. If you do not know where to ask - email the
Pensions and Welfare Service or the
They may be able to help.
Join the Naval Association now and make it
See the information and application form by selecting
JOIN in the left hand margin. We look
forward to welcoming you onboard at a Sub Section near you. Of
course, if you live in a remote locality you can join
our electronic eFleet Sub Section.
We have Pensions Officers and Advocates to
assist in the preparation of claims for Service Pension, Disability
Pensions and also War Widows Claims. We can also help
with advice regarding Defence Superannuation matters. Let us
Naturally if you are still
serving we welcome you to come along and enjoy the camaraderie,
maybe listen to some old hands who may have some good advice handy.
They will certainly spin you a dit or two ... or three ... or
four ... and they will certainly enjoy being updated by you.
THE ALLIANCE OF DEFENCE
In late 2010 the National Presidents of the Defence Force Welfare
Association; the Naval Association of Australia; the Royal
Australian Regiment Corporation; the Australian Special Air Services
Association; and the RAAF Association signed a Memorandum of
Understanding establishing the Alliance
of Defence Service Organisations.
The objective of the Alliance is to provide a stronger voice on
issues impacting the conditions and wellbeing of currently serving
and former members of the Australian Defence Force.
Read more about the Alliance here.
Have you visited the Naval Associations' Clubrooms
/ Clubs at Rockingham WA, Port Adelaide SA, Pine Rivers Qld, Frankston
VIC, Footscray, VIC ? Have you visited the
Ballina Sub Section museum in Ballina NSW? or Canterbury Bankstown Club Rooms
conveniently located in Stanley St, Bankstown ? -
What about calling into Beachvale or - drop into Elizabeth / Salisbury Navy Club - opening times are published on
their webpage - the same invitation is extended if you are in Geelong, VIC....rest assured you will find good mates and our facilities are well worth the visit.
A quick phone call to the President or Secretary listed in the sub section pages
will put you in touch with shipmates who are looking forward to your company at
their next gathering where you might enjoy a quiet cleansing ale, a laugh or
three and a sociable time. All sub sections welcome you to enquire about
their social activities. Come and join in and have some FUN.
Read Ian Stenlake's comment
'Wort' was a cartoon that used to appear in Navy News - you can see some
historical strips here:-
PTSD and Mental Health Issues are one of the biggest challenges
facing serving personnel and veterans. Confidential
counselling is available.Use the
Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service (VVCS). The
Veterans Line can be reached 24 hours a day across Australia for
crisis support and free and confidential counselling. Phone 1800 011
(international: +61 8 8241 4546). If long-term support is
needed other arrangements may need to be organised.
For further help or a
friendly confidential ear please telephone the National Pensions and
Welfare Coordinator on 07 54727359 or speak with your Sub Section
Pensions and Welfare officer to get help.
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