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.
VICTORIA / TASMANIA DIVISION
Patron: Her Excellency, The Governor of Victoria.
President: LCDR Roger Blythman, RFD
Hon. Secretary: Lynda Gilbert
PO Box 146, Warrandyte, Vic 3113
Patron: His Excellency, The Governor of Queensland.
President: Harvey Greenfield
Hon. Secretary: LCDR Adrian Borwick, RAN (Red)
PO Box 2495, Chermside Centre QLD 4032
Cairns: A Cunneen,
PO Box 1009, Cairns, Old 4870.
Telephone: 07 4054 1195