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ADF Units and Establishments

Table 7.19 ADF Units and Establishments .../continued
Royal Australian Navy
Name Location
Navy Headquarters Canberra, ACT
Maritime Command Sydney, NSW
Navy Systems Command Canberra, ACT
Type of vessel Name Base
Surface Combatants
6 Guided missile frigates (FFG) HMAS Adelaide Garden Island, WA
HMAS Canberra Garden Island, WA
HMAS Darwin Garden Island, WA
HMAS Melbourne Sydney, NSW
HMAS Newcastle Sydney, NSW
HMAS Sydney Sydney, NSW
6 Anzac-class frigates (FFH) HMAS Anzac Garden Island, WA
HMAS Arunta Garden Island, WA
HMAS Ballarat Sydney, NSW
HMAS Parramatta Sydney, NSW
HMAS Stuart Sydney, NSW
HMAS Warramunga Garden Island, WA
Mine Countermeasures
6 Coastal mine hunters (MHC) HMAS Diamantina Sydney, NSW
HMAS Gascoyne Sydney, NSW
HMAS Hawkesbury Sydney, NSW
HMAS Huon Sydney, NSW
HMAS Norman Sydney, NSW
HMAS Yarra Sydney, NSW
2 Clearance diving teams AUST CDT 1 Sydney, NSW
AUST CDT 4 Garden Island, WA
2 Auxiliary minesweepers (MSA) HMAS Bandicoot Sydney, NSW
HMAS Wallaroo Sydney, NSW
Amphibious and Afloat Support
1 Replenishment ship (AOR) HMAS Success Sydney, NSW
1 Oil tanker (AO) HMAS Westralia Garden Island, WA
1 Heavy landing ship (LSH) HMAS Tobruk Sydney, NSW
2 Amphibious landing ships (LPA) HMAS Kanimbla Sydney, NSW
HMAS Manoora Sydney, NSW
6 Heavy landing crafts (LCH) HMAS Balikpapan Darwin, NT
HMAS Betano Darwin, NT
HMAS Brunei Cairns, Qld
HMAS Labuan Cairns, Qld
HMAS Tarakan Cairns, Qld
HMAS Wewak Cairns, Qld
Patrol Boat
15 Fremantle-class patrol boats (FCPB) HMAS Bendigo Cairns, Qld
HMAS Bunbury Darwin, NT
HMAS Cessnock Darwin, NT
HMAS Dubbo Darwin, NT
HMAS Fremantle Darwin, NT
HMAS Gawler Darwin, NT
HMAS Geelong Darwin, NT
HMAS Geraldton Darwin, NT
HMAS Gladstone Cairns, Qld
HMAS Ipswich Cairns, Qld
HMAS Launceston Darwin, NT
HMAS Townsville Cairns, Qld
HMAS Warrnambool Darwin, NT
HMAS Whyalla Cairns, Qld
HMAS Wollongong Darwin, NT
6 Collins-class submarines (SSG) HMAS Collins Garden Island, WA
HMAS Dechaineux Garden Island, WA
HMAS Farncomb Garden Island, WA
HMAS Sheean Garden Island, WA
HMAS Rankin Garden Island, WA
HMAS Waller Garden Island, WA
2 Hydrographic ships (HS) HMAS Leeuwin Cairns, Qld
HMAS Melville Cairns, Qld
4 Survey motor launches (SML) HMAS Benalla Cairns, Qld
HMAS Mermaid Cairns, Qld
HMAS Paluma Cairns, Qld
HMAS Shepparton Cairns, Qld
1 Laser airborne depth sounder (LADS) aircraft LADS Flight Cairns, Qld
Squadron Aircraft Base
723 SQN helicopter training squadron 13(1) AS-350BA Squirrel Nowra, NSW
805 SQN anti-surface helicopter squadron 10(2) SH-2G-A Super Seasprite Nowra, NSW
816 SQN anti-submarine helicopter squadron 16 S-70B-2 Seahawk Nowra, NSW
817 SQN maritime support helicopter squadron 7 Sea King SK50 Nowra, NSW
Non-Defence Administered Activity
Type of vessel Name Base
1 Youth sail training ship STS Young Endeavour Sydney, NSW
Description Name Location
Commissioned Establishments
Headquarters / area administration HMAS Kuttabul Sydney, NSW
Naval air station HMAS Albatross Nowra, NSW
Ship and submarine base (Fleet Base West) HMAS Stirling Garden Island, WA
Patrol boat base and marine science HMAS Cairns Cairns, Qld
Patrol boat base and communications station HMAS Coonawarra Darwin, NT
Mine warfare HMAS Waterhen Sydney, NSW
Training establishments HMAS Cerberus Western Port, Vic
HMAS Creswell Jervis Bay, ACT
HMAS Penguin Middle Head, NSW
HMAS Watson Watsons Bay, NSW
Facility/unit Location
Communications station / area administration HMAS Harman Canberra, ACT
Non-Commissioned Establishments
Facility/unit Location
Fleet Base East Garden Island, NSW
Jervis Bay Range Facility Jervis Bay, NSW
Naval Ammunitioning Facility Eden, NSW
Naval Communications Station Canberra, ACT
Naval communications area master stations Canberra, ACT
Rockingham, WA
Naval communications area local stations Cairns, Qld
Sydney, NSW
Naval Transmitting Station Sale, Vic
Naval Headquarters South Queensland Brisbane, Qld
Naval Headquarters South Australia Adelaide, SA
Naval Headquarters Tasmania Hobart, Tas
Naval fuel installations Chowder Bay, NSW
Darwin, NT
Naval accommodation, Lady Gowrie House Bondi, NSW
West Head Gunnery Range Flinders, Vic


  1. 12 helicopters are operated, the 13th is held for attrition purposes.
  2. The 11th Super Seasprite will be introduced after 2004-05.


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