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.