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OSBORNE HOUSE - January 2022 Update



51 Swinburne Street,,
North Geelong, VICTORIA

The ex-Naval community in Victoria, including the Naval Association of Australia (Victoria), the Naval Historical Society (Victoria), the Navy League (Victoria) and the Naval Commemorative Committee of Victoria have been engaging with the City of Greater Geelong (CoGG) in relation the proposed development of the Osborne House and St Helens precinct. The CoGG called for Expressions of Interest (EOI) for developers to redevelop the site while preserving the many community benefits and history of the area in 2021. In support of the development intent the CoGG requested community input detailing the heritage and community significance of the Osborne precinct. The Royal Australian Navy developed a short video for potential developers to convey the significant role Osborne House played in shaping the newly formed RAN in the early twentieth century. The video will also be of interest to those who want to know more about Osborne House or have driven past the house on the northern shores of Corio Bay in Geelong.

Helen Ward
Commander, RAN
Manager, Museum of Cerberus
Naval Heritage Collection
HMAS Cerberus
January 2022


This brief video provides an overview of the history of the First, but Temporary, home of the RAN Officers Training College.
The building is located on the shore of Corio Bay, in Geelong, Victoria. The Royal Australian Naval College (RANC) opened in March 1913 at a temporary site at Osborne House in Geelong. A permanent site had already been selected at an isolated spot in Jervis Bay on the south coast of New South Wales , and the RANC moved there in 1915. The video is narrated by the Senior Naval Officer Victoria - Commodore Greg Yorke CSC RAN. He explains the history of Osborne House and the hopes of the RAN and the wider naval community regarding its on-going preservation and use.

Russell Pettis
Editor, White Ensign Magazine
December 2021


Naval Association of Australia
Queensland Section (inc.)

Naval “Jack’s” Memorial
Monthly Commeration Ceremony
4th Thursday of the Month
@ 1100 South Brisbane Memorial Park,
South Brisbane QLD 4101

We encourage you to Click on "Jack"
to read the full Order of Services
at Jack's Memorial, South Bank

NAA National President - David Manolas


National Edition

Latest Edition - December 2021
(previous editions)

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of must see videos

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articles archived from this page

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.   Mateship is 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.

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

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