Naval Association of Australia, Queensland Section, Bayside Sub Section


Bayside - Q54

Next Meeting

1st Saturday of each Month (no meeting held in January)
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 Rod Lambert
   Address 14 Kindred St., Alexandra Hills, QLD 4161
   Mobile 0418 882 268

Sub Section Postal Address

   c/- Sub Section Secretary

Wellbeing Advocates

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

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 and wellbeing 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.

Functions for 2019

  • Visit to HMAS Brisbane (III) 5th April
  • State Council Meeting 18th May
  • Railway Excursion 20th June (proposed)
  • Ladies Dine In Night 19th October
  • All Navy Reunion, Maroochy Waters SS 25th - 27th October
  • Ballina All Ships Reunion 16th - 17th November (3rd week-end )​
  • Xmas Party 7th December