Submarine Group

The Submarine Group is responsible for all materiel-related aspects of submarine support across Defence, and works closely with the Chief of Navy, other government departments and industry to manage Australia's submarine capability. The group manages sustainment of the existing Collins Class submarine fleet, combat systems for the Collins and the competitive evaluation process that will lead to the selection of Australia’s Future Submarine fleet.


  • Collins Class submarines

    Collins Class submarines

    Collins sustainment is at the top of the Government’s Projects of Concern list and so Government, Defence and industry are working to improve the project’s performance. The Government commissioned John Coles to review the sustainment of Collins in 2011 and the Coles Report Recommendations are currently being implemented.

  • Future Submarine Program

    Future Submarine Program

    SEA1000 will deliver a future submarine capability to the Australian Defence Force, to replace the Collins Class after it is retired. It will be a long and complex design and construction project, which will need to harness an unprecedented amount of support from all corners of Australian industry, Defence and Government.

  • Employment opportunities

    Employment opportunities

    A wide range of positions are being advertised across the Submarine Group, this page provides details on available positions and relevant information to assist in making an application.