Department of Defence: Navy
Profile Industry : Government & Defence
SECTOR : Federal Government
INCLUSIVE PROGRAMS : Pride in Diversity
Australian Workplace Equality Index Tiers : N/A


The Royal Australian Navy (the Navy) provides maritime forces that contribute to the Australian Defence Force’s capacity to defend Australia, contribute to regional security, support global interests, shape the strategic environment and protect national interests.


In Navy, our people are empowered to perform at their best. Our Signature Behaviours, underpinned by the Navy Values of Honour, Honesty, Courage, Integrity and Loyalty, are embedded into daily practice, and focus on people, performance and professionalism. We engage in worldwide operations in support of military campaigns and peacekeeping missions.


If you want to develop new skills, have a keen sense of adventure and are a strong team player, then you can be a part of something greater than you could ever imagine.


Located in every state and territory across Australia and our area of direct security interest encompasses more than 10 per cent of the Earth’s surface.


Navy defends Australia’s security interests by being ready to fight and win at sea.


The Navy has an impressive range of jobs available to you. We’ll train you to make the most of your own natural abilities and to gain world class qualifications in a huge range of exciting jobs.


Defence Force Recruiting

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Our salaries compare favourably to rates in the civilian world, but it’s the additional benefits that really make the difference. You get full medical and dental cover, travel and leave entitlements, rental assistance and you could also be eligible for a subsidy to help you buy your own home.

With the most technologically advanced platforms coming into service, it is a strategic imperative for Navy that we recruit diverse and highly skilled individuals who embrace different perspectives, ways of thinking and problem solving.

LGBTI Defence personnel and their families are supported by the Australian Defence Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex Information Service (DEFGLIS). DEFGLIS aims to support through professional networking, strengthen capability by inclusion, and educate Defence personnel about sexual orientation, transgender and intersex issues.

Able Seaman Bonnieville Dromgool Medic, Victoria

Navy has made deep inroads into modernising its structures, leadership and culture, and has begun to embed these changes into the way it does business.

I am able to be myself at work which allows me to contribute to the team to the best of my ability. I truly feel included and accepted as someone who is LGBTI and a member of the Australian Defence Force.

Defence leadership sees Diversity as a strength and asset, and sets inclusion for all personnel as a high priority.

Company Attribute
AWEI Bronze Employer
AWEI Gold Employer
AWEI Participating Employer
AWEI Platinum Employer
AWEI Platinum Qualifier
AWEI Silver Employer
LGBTI Diversity Strategy
LGBTI Employee Network
LGBTI Recruitment Policy
Pride in Diversity Member
Pride in Health Member
Pride in Sport Member
Transitioning Policy for Trans Employees
Department of Defence: Navy