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Sad news - Tasmanian Patron - Peter Underwood Crossed the bar Monday, 7 July, 2014.  Another ex-Stoker lost to the world.   "Lest we Forget"

Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1976 as a Seaman Officer and later specialised in aviation. He assumed command of the Royal Australian Navy on 1 July 2014.  See more here

View AE2 VIDEO here:- Celebrating 100 Years of the submarine service... (Password is:- Stoker)
















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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    employment
   providing for the entertainment of ships personnel during port visits
   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 National Pensions and Welfare Service or the Webmaster.   They may be able to help.


Join the Naval Association now and make it even stronger.  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 help you.


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.






 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, 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 here












'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 011 046 (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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