About Royal Australian Navy
It’s an exciting time to be part of the Navy, with the growth of our workforce and new technologies underway right now to make sure Australia can protect our maritime interests in an increasingly complex global environment. With a current investment in Navy of more than $90 billion in new technology and assets, the organisation is looking to employ –
The Navy - protecting Australia
Today's modern Navy defends our home, our way of life and our national interests. Thousands of men and women work together to protect our coastline, our natural resources, our economy and our shipping lanes. The Navy consists of more than 15,000 people and is growing to meet future needs with new advanced ships, submarines and helicopters coming into service over the next decade. The Navy is one of the largest and most sophisticated naval forces in the Pacific region, with a significant presence in the Indian Ocean and worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions. Navy’s fleet is made up of a combination of more than 50 ships and submarines, as well as squadrons of advanced military helicopters. Some of the most beautiful locations in Australia are home to Navy bases including sites at Potts Point and Watsons Bay in Sydney, Rockingham in WA and Jervis Bay on NSW’s south coast just to name a few. Find out about the important work Navy does to enable Australian people to enjoy the way of life that they do.
Navy Indigenous Development Program
Navy is looking for people with different skills, interests and backgrounds to join its inclusive team. This short video shows Navy trainees discovering their potential in the Navy Indigenous Development Program – just one of the pathways into a Navy career.
Chief of Navy message for Navy personnel during Operation Bushfire Assist
The Navy values the contribution of its people who ensure Navy ships, submarines and aircraft can work together to protect Australia and its people. Hear from the Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, RAN about Navy’s role in helping in the 2020 bushfires, evacuating people from South East Australian towns during the 2020 bushfires.
The Navy's modern and professional force
See how the Nay has transformed into a technologically sophisticated and more professional force – see the Navy evolve from the 1980s to now.
A year in the life of a Submariner
Submariners perform a vital role in the Defence of Australia as part of high trained, tight-knit community. Navy submariner’s say one of the best parts is working within a great team of people that you can rely upon. Get a glimpse into what life could look like as part of this team.
The Navy working with international partners
Have a look at this short video that explains how Australian submarines participates in Exercise RIMPAC off the coast of Hawaii and hear directly from an Australian submariner involved in the exercise.