About the Navy
The Royal Australian Navy is a modern military organisation operating advanced vessels and aircraft. Its personnel are expertly trained to defend Australia and perform a variety of maritime duties.
What we do and why
The core purpose of the Navy is to defend Australia and its interests, but we also engage in a variety of peacetime activities such as search and rescue and humanitarian assistance.
Where you'll work
in the Navy
Depending on your role you could be posted to any one of 16 Navy bases and command offices across Australia, though much of your time will be spent serving at sea.
In accurately representing Australia's multi-cultural society, Navy men and women are drawn from a diverse range of social and ethnic backgrounds.
opportunities for all
With equal opportunities for advancement and promotion and a highly supportive culture, today's modern Navy is an excellent career option for women.
From musician to medicine, and public relations to chaplaincy, the Navy offers many fulfilling positions you can adopt in a Reserve capacity.
The Navy is equipped with a formidable fleet of ships and helicopters, featuring sophisticated technology that supports a variety of strategic needs.
More than a century of service
The Royal Australian Navy was the first of the services to be founded, born of the ships and resources of the separate colonial navies.