Royal Australian Navy

By Australian Department of Defence

The Royal Australian Navy provides maritime forces that contribute to the Australian Defence Force’s overall capacity to defend Australia and its national interests.

It supports global interests and shaping the strategic environment to advance Australia’s regional security and prosperity.

Navy achieves this by providing maritime patrol and response; preventive and strategic strike; protection of shipping, off-shore territories and resources; maritime intelligence collection and evaluation; hydrographic and oceanographic operations; and escort duties.