The Navy League was established in Australia in 1900, initially in the form of small branches of the United Kingdom Navy League (established in 1897) and since 1950 as an autonomous national body headed by a Federal Council consisting of a Federal President and representatives of the six States, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory. The Navy League of Australia (ACN 008 451063) is now one of a number of independent Navy Leagues formed in countries of the free world to influence public thinking on maritime matters and create interest in the sea.
The principal objective of the Navy League of Australia is ‘The maintenance of the maritime wellbeing of the Nation’ by:
- Keeping before the Australian people the fact that we are a maritime nation and that a strong Navy and a sound maritime industry are indispensable elements of our national wellbeing and vital to the freedom of Australia
- Promoting defence self reliance by actively supporting manufacturing, shipping and transport industries
- Promoting, sponsoring and encouraging the interest of Australian youth in the sea and sea-services, and supporting practical sea-training measures
- Co-operating with other Navy Leagues and sponsoring the exchange of cadets for training purposes.
Patron in Chief:
Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce, AC
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
President: Graham M Harris, RFD.
Senior Vice-President: Rear Admiral DG Holthouse, AO, RAN (Rtd)
Vice-Presidents: LCDR Roger Blythman RFD, John C Jeremy BE FIEAust FRINA
Hon. Secretary: Philip Corboy,
PO Box 128, Clayfield, QLD 4011.
Telephone: (07) 3262 5359,
Mob: 0421 280 481,
Fax: (07) 3262 5704
NEW SOUTH WALES DIVISION
Patron: Her Excellency, The Governor of New South Wales.
President: R 0 Albert, AO, RFD, RD.
Hon. Secretary: Elizabeth Sykes,
GPO Box 1719, Sydney, NSW 2001
Telephone: (02) 9232 2144,
Fax: (02) 9232 8383
Patron: His Excellency, The Governor of Victoria.
President: LCDR Roger Blythman, RFD
Hon. Secretary: Ray Gill JP
PO Box 2340, Mount Waverly, Vic 3149
Patron: Her Excellency, The Governor of Queensland.
President: Harvey Greenfield.
Hon. Secretary: Mary Lacey.
GPO Box 1481, Brisbane OLD 4001
Telephone: (07) 3236 9884
(h); (07) 3233 4420
(w); 0424 729 258 (mob)
Cairns: A Cunneen,
PO Box 1009, Cairns, Old 4870.
Telephone: (07) 4054 1195
Townsville: I McDougall,
PO Box 1478, Townsville, QLD 4810
Telephone: (07) 4772 4588
Bundaberg: I Lohse
PO Box 5141, Bundaberg West, QLD 4670
Telephone: (07) 4151 2210
SOUTH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
Patron: His Excellency, The Governor of South Australia.
President: Dean Watson, RFD.
Hon. Secretary: J E Gill,
PO Box 3008, Unley, SA 506
Telephone: (08) 8272 6435
Patron: CDRE Malcolm Baird RAN (Rtd).
President: Tudor Hardy,
4 Illawarra Road, Perth, Tas 7300.
Hon. Secretary: Mrs Lorainne Cottrell,
40 Fleetwood Drive, Speyton, Tas 7310.
Launceston: Tudor Hardy,
4 Illawarra Road, Perth, Tas. 7300 Mrs L Cottrell, 5 Anchorage Street, Clarence Point, Tas. 7280.
WESTERN AUSTRALIAN DIVISION
Patron: His Excellency, The Governor of Western Australia.
President: Mason Hayman,
33 Keane Street, Peppermint Grove, WA 6011.
Telephone: (08) 9384 5794,
Mob: 0404 949 282
Hon. Secretary: Trevor Vincent,
3 Prosser Way, Myaree, WA 6154
Telephone: (08) 9330 5129,
Mob: 041 7 933 780,
Fax: (08) 9330 5129