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 Total Australian Navy which can be downloaded by clicking here.
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Members of the ANI get discounts on ANI events; the annual publication of Headmark; and the knowledge that they are contributing to important public debates on naval and maritime affairs. Details here.
The Constitution, last revised on 31 March 2014, is here.
The President’s 2017 message is here.
A short history of the ANI is here.
Past officer-holders are here.
Honorary Life Members are here.
The 2016-2018 Strategic Plan is here.
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Patron – Vice Admiral M J Noonan, AO RAN, Chief of Navy
President – VADM Peter Jones AO DSC (Ret’d)
Vice President – CDRE Lee Goddard CSC
Treasurer – CMDR Nick Tate
Secretary – LCDR Stephanie Foulkes
Councillors – Dr Greg Gilbert, CMDR Richard Hobbs RANR, CCDRE Justin Jones CSC, MIDN Rebecca Li, Mr Brian Mansell, LEUT John Nash, MIDN Eamon O’Shea, MIDN Ben Page, CAPT Tom Phillips, BRIG Will Taylor OBE RM (Ret’d); LCDR Desmond Woods.
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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.
The ANI President’s 2017 message is here.
2018 Vernon Parker Oration and ANI Annual Dinner
The 2018 ANI Vernon Parker Oration and ANI Annual Dinner will be held on Thursday 10 May 2018 at the Hotel Realm. The Honourable John Berry, President of the American Australian Association and former US Ambassador to Australia, will deliver the Oration on the topic Strengthening Democracies in the 21st Century and Australia’s Leadership Opportunity.
A calendar of events for the ANI and kindred organisations is here.
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The 2016-18 Strategic Plan is here.
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