Major Events

The ANI runs a number of events of interest to the naval and maritime community.

The ANI’s two flagship events are:

  • the ANI Annual Dinner during which the McNeil Prize is awarded and the Vernon Parker Oration is delivered by an eminent Australian; and
  • the Goldrick Seminar in which an issue of particular interest of the Chief of Navy is explored.

ANI Vernon Parker Oration and Dinner

Lockheed Martin 2021 Vernon Parker Oration and Dinner

Sharks in the Moat: A Landsman’s View of our Maritime Security Environment

General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd)
Governor-General 2014-2019
Former Chief of the Defence Force

Tuesday, 1 June 2021, 6.15pm for 7.00pm
 Hotel Realm
18 National Circuit, Barton ACT 2600

The Australian Naval Institute is pleased to announce that General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC(Mil) CVO MC (Retd) has kindly agreed to deliver the 2021 Vernon Parker Oration.


Date           1 June 2021

Venue         Hotel Realm, National Circuit, Barton,  ACT

Timing         18:15 for Dinner at 19:00

Dress          Business Attire

Tickets        ANI Members: $120, Non-members: $150,
                   Oration and 12 months membership: $200

Registration  Bookings open 19 March 2021 and will close 25 May 2021



2021 ANI McNeil Prize

The McNeil Prize is presented at the ANI Annual Dinner.

The McNeil Prize is awarded to ‘an individual from Australian industry who has made an outstanding contribution to the capabilities of the Royal Australian Navy.’




The Vernon Parker Oration and ANI Annual Dinner is sponsored by Lockheed Martin.



2020 ANI Goldrick Webinars

Remote and Autonomous Systems at Sea

 Wednesday 7 October – Wednesday 25 November 2020

The Australian Naval Institute in partnership with the Naval Studies Group at the University of NSW – ADFA, the Royal Australian Navy and the Submarine Institute of Australia. The event was kindly sponsored by Thales Australia.

The 2020 ANI Goldrick Webinars  presented an overview of Remote and Autonomous Systems at Sea.

The Goldrick Program comprised eight webinars each approximately one hour in duration, delivered over eight weeks.

 2020 PROGRAM  

The webinars were recorded and can be viewed online here


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