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of a lifestyle.
The Royal Australian Navy is currently recruiting an amazing 70 per cent of the total possible hours. After the completion of your training, you will
personnel of all ranks to serve on operational ships You would probably already know that Australians enjoy an excellent salary and benefits, with a
in a diverse range of areas from technical and are truly passionate about their sport. From cricket, generous superannuation scheme.
engineering to medical and logistics. This presents rugby and football to swimming and surfi ng to
an excellent opportunity for anyone wishing to name but a few. If it’s played, we play it. With over YOUR ELIGIBILITY FOR APPLICATION.
further their Naval experience whilst at the same 120 national and thousands of local, regional and The Royal Australian Navy will accept applications
time enjoying the unique Australian lifestyle. That state sporting organisations, including soccer, for anyone up to the age of 45. However you can
could be you. you’ll feel right at home. While our version of still apply if you’re over 45 years of age, but
football might be hard to comprehend, you’ll soon additional entry conditions may apply to meet
WHY AUSTRALIA IS A GREAT PLACE TO LIVE. be following teams with names such as the Lions, Immigration requirements. The Navy requires you
Australians have a genuine love for the great Hawks, Dockers and Bombers. to serve for at least three years (your employment
outdoors. From white sandy beaches and the vast offer will identify the exact period) and after
open spaces of the outback, to tropical rainforests FANTASTIC BENEFITS TO HELP YOU SETTLE IN. three months in Australia you will be eligible to
and rugged mountain ranges, Australia has it all. The Royal Australian Navy will pay for you and your become a dual citizen of the UK and Australia.
But it’s not just the great outdoors that we love, family to move to Australia from the United Kingdom. The Australian Department of Immigration will
we are also passionate about fi ne dining, the arts This includes business class airfares for everyone handle all of the necessary paper work.
and music. Of course BBQs and sport are always and a couple of days stopover somewhere along So if you’re looking to further your Navy career
high on the list of favourite weekend activities. No the way, if you wish. while at the same time enjoying the unique way
matter where you go in Australia you’ll fi nd we’re Upon your arrival in Australia the Navy will provide of life only found in Australia, the Royal Australian
passionate about whatever we do and know how to you with service accommodation. Navy could be the opportunity of a lifestyle.
get the most out of life. You’ll be required to undergo the Royal Australian
One of the best things about living in Australia is its Navy induction course and some alignment For more information or to be put in contact with
incredible climate – a complete contrast to that of training in specific systems, machinery your own Navy Overseas Recruiting Officer, visit
the northern hemisphere. Australia’s climate is a and skills. Your Royal Navy expertise is www.defencejobs.gov.au/overseasrecruiting
temperate one with most of Australia receiving highly valued and will be recognised in
over 3,000 hours of sunshine a year which is determining your starting rank.
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