Naval Establishments

located all around Australia

Sailors and Officers

including 6,000+ Reserves

Vessels and Aircraft

from submarines to helicopters

Our Purpose & Work
Learn about what the Navy does and why

The Navy is tasked with the protection of Australia and her interests. This extends to keeping open the Sea Lines of Communication, which account for approximately 90% of all imports and exports.

Women in the Navy
Learn about our commitment to equality

The Navy offers a range of exciting career opportunities to everyone, regardless of gender. We champion gender equality and provide a uniquely supportive working environment.

Explore opportunities for Indigenous Australians

Learn about the benefits thousands of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders enjoy, including financial security, rewarding work and personal development in jobs that include representing and mentoring in communities.

People & Diversity
Read about Navy recruitment policies

All Australians are welcomed into the Navy, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnic origin or cultural background. From training to employment to promotion opportunities, we are committed to equality for all.

Discover what gives us our technical edge

With advanced vessels ranging from patrol boats to multi-purpose frigates and amphibious ships, plus a fleet of high-tech helicopters, the Navy has technical capabilities that satisfy diverse strategic needs.

Learn about our traditions and proud service

Today's modern Navy can trace its roots back to 1788 and the colonisation of Australia. Our royal title was bestowed in 1911, and since then the Navy has been active in every ocean in the world.

See where you will work when you join us

Australia has a significant coastline to defend, so the Navy operates from bases located right around the country. Depending on your job, you'll work at sea with periods spent ashore.