About ANI

ANI Objectives

The ANI was formed and incorporated in the ACT in 1975 as a self-supporting and non-profit making organisation to provide a forum for Naval Officers and others interested in maritime affairs.
The main objectives of the Institute are:
– to encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge related to the Navy and the maritime profession; and
– to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning subjects related to the Navy and the maritime profession.

Strategic Partnership with RAN

The ANI has signed a Strategic Partnership Agreement with the Royal Australian Navy which can be downloaded by clicking here.

Join the ANI
Members of the ANI get discounts on ANI events; the biannual publication of the Australian Naval Review; and the knowledge that they are contributing to important public debates on naval and maritime affairs. Details here.

The Constitution, last revised on 8 November 2019, is here.

The President’s Annual Messages can be accessed here.

A short history of the ANI is here.

Past office-holders are here.

Honorary Life Members are here.

Submitting articles To the Australian Naval Review. Details here. To this website. Details here.

The 2020-2023 Strategic Plan is here.

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The Council

Patron – Vice Admiral M J Noonan, AO RAN, Chief of Navy

  • President – Vice Admiral Peter Jones AO DSC (retired)
  • Vice President – Commodore Allison Norris CSC
  • Treasurer – Captain Nick Tate
  • Secretary – Lieutenant Commander Stephanie Foulkes
  • Councillor – Steve Bell
  • Councillor – Captain Guy Blackburn
  • Councillor – Lieutenant Commander Andrew Collingwood
  • Councillor – MIDN Kayla De Wit
  • Councillor – Commander Steve Lenik RNZN
  • Councillor – Rear Admiral Lee Goddard CSC
  • Councillor – Commander Richard Hobbs (retired)
  • Councillor – Commodore Justin Jones CSC
  • Councillor – Elizabeth Mulder
  • Councillor – MIDN Jamie Newton
  • Councillor – Sub-Lieutenant Ben Page
  • Councillor – Craig Powell
  • Councillor – Will Taylor OBE
  • Councillor – Lieutenant Commander Desmond Woods

THE AUSTRALIAN NAVAL INSTITUTE (ANI) is the leading forum for naval and maritime affairs in Australia. The Institute achieves this through major membership events, particularly the annual Vernon Parker Oration and the Goldrick Seminar; through this website; and through its printed publication, the Australian Naval Review.

The ANI was incorporated in 1975 as a self-supporting and non-profit making organisation to provide a forum for Naval personnel and others interested in maritime affairs.

The main objectives of the Australian Naval Institute are:

  • To encourage and promote the advancement of knowledge related to the Navy and the maritime profession; and
  • To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning subjects related to the Navy and the maritime profession.

Views expressed on this site are not necessarily those of the ANI or the RAN. The Institute is deeply grateful to its sponsors for making the events and publications of the Institute possible.

A calendar of events for the ANI and kindred organisations is here.

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Headmark

Headmark Publication:

Headmark was the official publication of the ANI until 2016. It has been replaced by the annual publication, the Australian Naval Review, and this website as a means of providing a forum for discourse on naval and maritime affairs. The views expressed in these forums, of course, are not the official views of the Royal Australian Navy, the Australian Defence Force or the Chief of the Navy. That said, Headmark has had a proud tradition of nearly 40 years of contributing informed research, writing and opinion on naval and maritime matters.

Back issues of Headmark are now available on this website in PDF and searchable-text format. See menu above.

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Book reviews, obituaries and other non-Australian Naval Review  articles will also be published here. Comments on articles can be submitted on the form below each article and will be monitored before publication.

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