Welcome to Naval Association of Australia


We seek to provide an active and rich future that requires determined members.
Being a member sustains the legacy of past service and sacrifice.

The NAA pursue four pillars that underpin our mission:

  • Care (welfare) for the diverse and crucial support of Navy and ex-Navy men and women,
  • Commemoration by maintaining the legacy of past service and sacrifice.
  • Navy Cadets, by assisting youths to become better citizens through support to the ANC.
  • Camaraderie, to meet and socialise with like-minded Navy and ex-Navy men and women.

Our aim is to be a dynamic and contemporary organisation supporting the Navy fraternity in a wide range of different ways with Mateship at the core of our ethos.

The Naval Association of Australia (NAA) was established in 1920.   The NAA is the only national organisation with the sole purpose of looking after the interests of serving Navy and ex-Navy men and women.   We believe that

Once Navy, Always Navy

Every member is important to the NAA, the benefit to an individual may not be obvious, however, you will give Voice to Navy in the wider community. The four pillars underpinning our values point to the significance of membership. Compensation, rehabilitation and wellbeing entitlements provided to Navy and ex-Navy men and women today is the result of decades of dedicated work by NAA members.

The NAA is responsible for the HMAS Sydney II Virtual Memorial Website.

Keep an eye on the Notice Board for important information.

Defence Veterans Legal Service

Who the Defence Legal Service is.

They provide free, independent legal advice and
support to anybody considering sharing their experiences with the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide. They have staff across Australia who deliver a trauma-informed service.
They are independent of the Royal Commission.

What the Defence Legal Service does?

They provide free and
confidential legal advice to members of the public, including Australian Defence Force personnel and veterans, their families, carers, and supporters, about:

  • taking part in the Royal Commission
  • your legal rights when sharing information with the Royal Commission
  • available legal protections when sharing information with the Royal Commission.

Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal's report of its inquiry into recognition for members and families of members of the Australian Defence Force who are injured, wounded or killed in or as a result of service is available here.

To visit the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal's website,
just <click> on the image above.


NAA National President - David Manolas

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If you would like further info please email general.enquiry@navalassoc.org.au

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Postal Address
National Secretary
Naval Association of Australia
221 Centenary Ave.
Melton   VIC   3337