Naval Association of Australia, Queensland Section, Bayside Sub Section


Bayside - Q54

Next Meeting

1st Saturday of each Month (no meeting held in January) Meetings resuming soon
1145 for 1200
Redlands RSL Veterans Community Centre, Cleveland.

The President

   Mr Graham Hargreaves
   Address PO Box 3347, Birkdale, QLD 4159
   Phone 0427 432 293 or 0431 349 688


   Mr Ian Bowyer
   Addres 18 Mallet Street, Victoria Point. QLD 4165
   Mobile 0438814407

Sub Section Postal Address

   c/- Sub Section Secretary

Wellbeing Advocates

   Mr Neil Torkington
   Mobile 0499 582 699                                          
   Mr Michael Barbeler
   Mobile 0418 979 080

COVID-19 Message from Bayside Sub-section President.

These are unsettling times and COVID-19 is clearly impacting on our personal and professional lives, and our loved ones. 

In order to conform to current restrictions and minimise the risk to the health to our members, many of which fall into the high risk category, all future meeting of the Bayside Sub-section will be cancelled until future notice.  On behalf of the Bayside sub-Section I want to wish you, your loved ones and fellow colleagues safe passage through this difficult period.

Please take care, stay positive, support each other and find some time for having fun and smiling. It is challenging for all of us to comply with the current restrictions on our everyday lifestyle but it must be done so we can return the lifestyle we all enjoyed before.

Graham Hargreaves
Bayside Sub-section

The Bayside Sub Section is an active and motivated group of men and women who actively embrace and support the four pillars that underpin the Naval Association of Australia, namely.

  • 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.

Bayside actively participates in State Council meetings and activities, the NAA QLD State Conference, provides Welfare assistance from a DVA accredited Pensions Officer and two highly motivated, ATDP trained Wellbeing / Welfare Officers accredited under the DVA System to provide assistance and Hospital support to Veterans in need.

There are two Naval Cadet Units in our local area namely TS Norfolk and TS Diamantina.  Bayside Cadet Liaison Officers attend cadet parades and provide regular reports to our meetings on how best Bayside can provide assistance to these cadet units.

Our Major activities to support Bayside's camaraderie, wellbeing and Veteran Support include:

  • a Ladies Dining in Night held in October each year,
  • a Ladies High Tea,
  • attendance at the annual Small Ships Reunion in Ballina,
  • occasionally Monthly meetings with a light lunch are held on the quarter deck
    of HMAS Diamantina at Maritime Museum at South Bank,
  • Annual Christmas Party and
  • Meet and Greets for visiting Naval Vessels.

The main sources of income for the Bayside Sub Section is from the active participation of its members attending Bunnings BBQ's and RSL Raffles.  

Bayside Sub Section would like to extend a warm welcome to any prospective members from former or serving personnel and their declared partners from:

  • Commonwealth Navies and Australia's Allies,
  • Commonwealth of Nations merchant naval service who, in the performance of their
    merchant naval duties, have served in a war zone or other theatre of military operations
  • Australian Naval Cadet (ANC) officers and instructors and declared partners thereof,
    and who have served as such for not less than two years or reached the age of 18 years
    and completed at least three years' service in the ANC
  • Australian Army and RAAF personnel who have been posted to HMA Ships and
    Establishments for at least six months.

Interested personnel should contact our secretary, as detailed above, or visit us at our monthly meeting.

The full details of membership eligibility requirements can be found on the Naval Association of Australia's website Membership page.