Australian Navy (Royal Australian Navy)
The Royal Australian Navy (RAN), forms part of the Defence Force, to promote and protect Australia's interests at sea using ships, submarines and aircraft manned by skilled personnel. The RAN was initially created as the Australian Fleet Unit and given the title "Royal Australian Navy" by Royal Charter on 10 July 1911.
Type of Body
E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees
Established By / Under
Act / Regulation
Established By/Under More info
Defence Act 1903, section 30
Annual Report Prepared and tabled?
22 October 1903