About Us

City of Albany



The Naval Association of Australia began its life in 1920 as the Ex-Navalmen's Association and is the premier organisation outside of the Navy looking to the interests of both serving and ex naval members. It embraces all ranks and genders.  Its slogan is "Once Navy - Always Navy".


The Association's principal objectives are to unite and develop friendship among all former and serving naval personnel eligible for membership, and to promote and assist activities in the wider community to improve health and well-being of the community of which former and serving naval personnel are a part.


The Naval Association is not just a social club, although mateship is at the core of its ethos, but a dynamic and contempory organisation supporting the naval family in a wide range of ways including:


  • representation to Government on Veterans' issues

  • support for the disadvantaged

  • advisory and counselling services

  • advocacy support for rehabilitation benefits

  • mentoring career advice to younger members

  • assisting Australian Navy Cadets

  • assisting former and serving naval personnel to obtain civilian employment

  • providing for the entertainment of ships personnel during port visits

  • practical and financial assistance to memebers and their immediate families in times of crisis


The City of Albany sub-section contributes to the Naval and Maritime aspects of Albany by:


  • providing representaion to the various memorial services conducted in and around Albany

  • hosting and organising the HMAS Perth (1) memorial service annually

  • hosting and organising receptions for Naval Ships visiting Albany

  • creating memorabilia to promote those Naval and Maritime connections with Albany

  • supprting the Albany navy cadets at TS VANCOUVER

  • creating a positive and supporting social network for ex naval and maritime members and their families

  • assisting the preservation of naval artifacts and keeping those stories alive

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