Navy News

Navy Daily provides the online delivery of news stories about Royal Australian Navy's daily activities.
  1. Lieutenant Matthew Bell inflates a weather balloon on board HMAS Canberra to help predict weather patterns in support of the Regional Presence Deployment 2020.
    Timely and informed decisions are essential when conducting military operations, whether they be about a threat, a ship’s fuel state or the environment - something that HMAS Canberra meteorologist Lieutenant Matthew Bell knows too well.
  2. Petty Officer Musician Christopher Palamountain at a Vehicle Control Point in Victoria during Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
    Community engagement looks different now for some members of the RAN Band Melbourne, as they trade instruments for personal protective equipment while deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST.
  3. R-L: Petty Officer Boatswain Shannon Schonewille; Leading Seaman Boatswains Mate Alex Patterson; Seaman Boatswains Mate Jaxan Stead; and Seaman Boatswains Mate (training) Duncan Watson stepped beyond their Operation COVID-19 ASSIST duties when they stopped to give first aid and direct traffic at a car accident on the Monash Freeway, in Victoria.
    A four-person Navy team from HMAS Cerberus deployed on Operation COVID-19 ASSIST has saved the life of a Melbourne resident.
  4. Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO speaks after the announcement by His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d), Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, that Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II has approved the posthumous awarding of a Victoria Cross to Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean of the Royal Australian Navy, at Government House, Canberra on 12 August.
    Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean’s family fought for more than 30 years to get recognition of his brave actions during World War II. At Government House on 12 August, it was announced that the Queen has approved a posthumous Victoria Cross for Ordinary Seaman Sheean.
  5. HMA Ships Choules, centre, and Huon, bottom, rendezvous with French Navy Ship d’Entrecasteaux during the Australian ships' transit to Vanuatu.
    HMA Ships Choules and Huon and French Navy Ship FS d’Entrecasteaux have conducted a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) and flight training serials in the Pacific Ocean.