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27 Feb 2012 View our February newsletter.
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27 Feb 2012 ADF sports team victorious in US Marine Corps trials
The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, today welcomed home a team of seven ADF members who won 19 medals, including 14 gold, at the US Marine Corps sports trials for permanently disabled and significantly injured military personnel. More.....
27 Feb 2012 Defence and Victoria Police strengthen ties
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and Victoria Police. This MoU will make it easier for police officers who are also Defence Reservists to serve their community through their roles in the ADF. More.....
27 Feb 2012 Christmas Island Coronial Inquest
The Department of Defence has welcomed the West Australian Coroner's findings into the Christmas Island boat tragedy on 15 December 2010. More.....
27 Feb 2012 Stand Tall for PTSD
The National launch of the Post Traumatic Stress disorder (PTSD) Awareness Campaign, Manuka Oval, Canberra, November 25th, 2012. More.....
27 Feb 2012 St. Mary's - Naval Centenary Memorial Committee
To all members of the Naval family
Let's not lose naval history in Queensland....
I'm writing to you on behalf of the Naval Centenary Memorial Committee to ask you to invest $10 in the past, present and future of Navy in South East Queensland. More.....
27 Feb 2012 DFWA - MONTHLY UPDATE #268 – 15 February 2012
For many years the Association have played a straight bat in asking the Government to stop the erosion in the value of their superannuation pensions; something that would allow them to live with a little dignity in retirement. All they seek is to have their pension indexation upgraded to the same formula used to adjust age pensions. More.....
27 Feb 2012 NCCV Newsletter
Click here to view the Naval Commemoration Committee of Victoria's February newsletter 'Rogue's Yarn'.
14 Feb 2012 HMAS Parramatta seizes US$5 million in illegal narcotics
The Ship’s Company of HMAS Parramatta has successfully seized and destroyed more than 240 kilograms of illegal narcotics. More.....
14 Feb 2012 From CN Australia
Strategic Reform Initiative - Hospitality and Catering Reforms Across Navy - Changes to Establishment Messing and Catering

1. Defence spends approximately $130M on hospitality and catering services each year with much of that on service provision and galley and messing infrastructure which in many cases is severely under-utilised. Consequently, More.....
12 Feb 2012 Honouring The Service and Sacrifice 70 years After The Fall Of Singapore
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, announced today that he will join six Second World War veterans returning to Malaysia and Singapore to pay their respects to all those who fell 70 years ago and to reminisce about their own service during the fall of Singapore. More.....
11 Feb 2012 Parliamentary Secretary for Defence – HMAS Melbourne to assume Middle East patrol
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon Dr Mike Kelly AM MP and the Commander Australian Fleet, Rear Admiral Tim Barrett AM CSC RAN were today on the wharf to farewell HMAS Melbourne, as she sailed for her third tour of duty as part of Operation Slipper. More.....
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10 Feb 2012 Call To Remember Those Lost In The HMAS VOYAGER Tragedy
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, encouraged Australians to take a moment today to remember the 82 lives that were lost in the nation’s greatest peacetime military tragedy. More.....
09 Feb 2012 Planning For The Anzac Centenary Underway
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of Anzac, Warren Snowdon, today announced the membership of the groups that will support the Anzac Centenary Advisory Board. More.....
09 Feb 2012 Minister for Defence – Part Three of the HMAS Success Commission of Inquiry Report
HMAS Success is a supply ship used for the supply of fuel, ammunition, food and stores to naval units at sea. In March 2009 Success left Sydney for a deployment to South-East Asia and China. Between March and May 2009, incidents of unacceptable behaviour were brought to attention. More.....
06 Feb 2012 Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal public hearings continue
The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney today announced that the Government initiated inquiry into the unresolved recognition for past acts of naval and military valour will resume its public hearings in Sydney this week (8 and 9 February). More.....
03 Feb 2012 Clean Energy Future Household Assistance Package
From mid-June 2012, around 350,000 members of the veteran community will be eligible to receive assistance through the Household Assistance Package for the cost of living impact of the carbon price.
Amounts payable under the Household Assistance Package...
01 Feb 2012 Discussion Paper on Defence Industry Workforce Strategy
Over the next decade the Australian Government will spend more than $200 billion on our Defence force. More.....
01 Feb 2012 Sea Power Conference Opening Ceremony
On Tuesday 31 January 2012 the Royal Australian Navy Sea Power Conference and Pacific 2012 Exposition was officially opened by the Minister for Defence, The Hon Stephen Smith MP at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. The official opening ceremony includes speeches by RADM Chris Ritchie AO RANR, Chairman Maritime Australia Limited; Mr John Jeremy, Chairman International Maritime Conference Organising Committee; Deputy Premier of NSW, The Hon Andrew Stoner MP; and Chief of Navy Vice Admiral Ray Griggs AM CSC RAN, with Captain Justin Jones RAN as master of ceremonies.
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01 Feb 2012 Looking for next-of-kin
The men listed below have been posthumously approved for the award of the Commendation for Gallantry for their service during World War II and to date their award has not been claimed. If you are related to any of these men, or know of someone who may be related, please contact the Directorate of Honours & Awards' telephone enquiry line on 1800 111 321. (FREECALL)
PTE Alexander John BELL
SGT Joseph Kenneth BELL
GNR Thomas Stephen CUMMING
SGT Clifford Edmund DANAHER
PTE Victor Lawrence GALE
GNR Alan William GLOVER
SIG Howard Frederick HARVEY
SGT Caryle Benjamin JONES
WO2 Matthew Wallace QUITTENTON
01 Feb 2012 Kuttabul Commemoration Project (70th Anniversary of the sinking of Kuttabul)
We are hosting a lunchtime harbour cruise on Sydney Harbour and laying a wreath on the water near where Kuttabul was sunk, to commemorate this event.
Naval historian Steven Carruthers will narrate the battle as the cruise boat “Bella Vista” follows the route of the battle. Also, the divers who discovered the wreck of the missing submarine, M24 off Sydney’s northern beaches, will also be giving a presentation. Newsletter & more.....


Anzac Centenary Events
2014 - 2018

The Anzac Centenary (2014 – 2018) will shine a spotlight on the commitment and sacrifice of those who served in the First World War.

Across Victoria, there will be a number of commemorative events marking key dates throughout the Centenary.


ANZAC Naval Commemorative Ball - 17 October 2015
The Naval Commemorative Committee Victoria, invite all serving ADF personnel, Australian and Allied Veterans along with family and friends, to attend the ANZAC Naval Commemorative Ball on Saturday 17 October 2015 at (New Venue) The Atrium, Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington (10 Minutes from the CBD).  Dance to the Music of the RAN Dance Band.  The Ball is open to all serving and former members of the ADF, NZDF, Reserves, Cadets, families, friends, Police, Emergency Services, our Allies and the General Public.
Full details at: and

Navy Ball Flyer.....
Navy Ball Information page.....
Navy Ball Booking Form.....

Should you wish to register an event, go to the Anzac Centenary website.