Topic: Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR)

Heavy lift for HMAS Choules

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM-8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

An Australian Army 35th Water Transport Squadron LCM-8 landing craft enters the well dock of amphibious ship HMAS Choules off the coast of Yeppoon, Queensland.

The Australian Defence Force's amphibious capability was on point in the recent response to Cyclone Debbie, with HMAS Choules delivering one of her largest loads of supplies to affected communities last week.

Post cyclone support close to home

Published on by Mr Richard Mihaich (author)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach. (photo: Unknown)

Able Seaman Marine Technician Ian Hines with family members who are local residents of Hide Away Beach.

For Chief Petty Officer Naval Police Coxswain Simon Smith, the welcome Australian Defence personnel received from communities in the wake of Cyclone Debbie was what made the job worthwhile.

Loaded with zeal

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), ABIS Bonny Gassner (photographer)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Phoebe Evans keeps a look out on the bridge of amphibious support ship HMAS Choules during the ship's transit to cyclone ravaged North Queensland. (photo: ABIS Bonny Gassner)

Able Seaman Maritime Logistics - Support Operations Phoebe Evans keeps a look out on the bridge of amphibious support ship HMAS Choules during the ship's transit to cyclone ravaged North Queensland.

HMAS Choules has lived up to her motto, 'facing difficulty with zeal', loading more than 100 troops, 50 vehicles and 46 pallets of humanitarian and disaster relief stores before getting underway for cyclone ravaged North Queensland.

Melville assists Daydream Island

This article has photo gallery Published on by Mr Pup Elliott (author)

HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: Unknown)

HMAS Melville's Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat prepares to deliver emergency water supplies to Daydream Island as the ship supports the rescue of more than 400 people, following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

More than 400 stranded guests and staff have been rescued from Daydream Island off Queensland, ravaged by Tropical Cyclone Debbie, thanks to the actions of HMAS Melville

Choules sails for cyclone support

Published on by CMDR Chloe Griggs (author), LSIS Bradley Darvill (photographer)

HMAS Choules has sailed to support communities that may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie. (photo: LSIS Bradley Darvill)

HMAS Choules has sailed to support communities that may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

HMAS Choules has sailed for northern Queensland waters in support of communities which may be affected by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.

Friendship from tragedy - solemn ceremony in Nias

This article has photo gallery Published on by CMDR Fenn Kemp (author)

Royal Australian Navy Attaché Captain Nick Hart and his Assistant Chief Petty Officer Rob Pope pay their respects at the memorial to the ‘Shark 02’ Sea King helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias. (photo: Unknown)

Royal Australian Navy Attaché Captain Nick Hart and his Assistant Chief Petty Officer Rob Pope pay their respects at the memorial to the ‘Shark 02’ Sea King helicopter crash on the Indonesian Island of Nias.

Australian Defence Force members recently returned to the scene of one of the military's worst disasters to pay tribute to victims and for a heartfelt reunion with locals.

HMAS Darwin completes earthquake relief

This article has photo gallery Published on by LEUT Andrew Ragless (author), LSIS James Whittle (photographer)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.  (photo: LSIS James Whittle)

Able Seaman Electronics Warfare Ryan Taylor (left) and Leading Seaman Electronics Technician Nicholas Challinor Stevenson (right) speak with Kaikoura resident Andrew Spencer.

HMAS Darwin has completed her mission in earthquake ravaged Kaikoura, New Zealand.

NZ relief team complete tasking

This article has photo gallery Published on by New Zealand Department of Defence (author), CPL Amanda McErlich (photographer), LAC Chad Sharman (photographer)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts. (photo: LAC Chad Sharman)

About 120 sailors from Australia, Canada and the US joined colleagues from the Royal New Zealand Navy frigate HMNZS Te Kaha to form a multinational team that went ashore in Kaikoura to support relief efforts.

In an exceptionally Kiwi way, the New Zealand Defence Force thanked a multinational crew of Australian, Canadian and US military personnel for supporting its disaster relief operation during a traditional powhiri at Kaikoura’s local marae.

Navy officers brings own experiences to RIMPAC security symposium

This article has photo gallery Published on by FLTLT Sean Donnelly (author), Petty Officer 1st Class Ace Rhea (photographer), LSIS Kayla Hayes (photographer)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton, RAN, is the lead Australian Legal Officer for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016. (photo: ABIS Kayla Hayes)

Lieutenant Commander Jaqueline Swinton, RAN, is the lead Australian Legal Officer for Exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2016.

Experiences from the major humanitarian and disaster relief (HADR) effort in Fiji have formed the basis for a keynote address on Women, Peace and Security from Navy officer Lieutenant Commander Jacqueline Swinton.

Canberra returns home to Sydney after Operation Fiji Assist

This article has photo gallery Published on by LCDR Peter Croce (author), ABIS Chantell Brown (photographer), ABIS Tom Gibson (photographer)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji. (photo: LSIS Tom Gibson)

HMAS Canberra passes her first berthing line to the wharf as she returns to her home port at Garden Island Sydney, after providing humanitarian and disaster relief to the people of Fiji.

HMAS Canberra has returned to Fleet Base East, Sydney, to the mark the end of her first operational deployment after a month-long commitment to Operation Fiji Assist.