The Submarines Association Australia is a self help ex-Service organisation formed to unite former and serving submarine personnel for the purpose of mutual benefit.  It is a Federation of State, Territory and Regional Branches and the responsibility for management purposes is divided into a National Executive and a National Committee. 

National Executive

Management of the Association at a National level shall be vested in the National Executive.  It shall consist of;

  • President
  • Vice President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer

National Executive Contact Details


Vice President:

Secretary :


Darren Thompson

Michael Barnes

Allen Francis

John Rana

 0420 227 963

02 6658 1291 & 0418 666 330

0402 078 959

02 9793 3035 & 0402 143 211


Darren Thompson Michael Barnes Allen Francis John Rana


Submarines Association Australia                 
25 Osborne Road
North Haven   SA 5018
Submarines Association Australia
5  Mirror  Cove
Waikiki  WA  6169

National Committee

The National Committee shall be comprised of;

  • The National Executive, and
  • The Branch Presidents of the SAA.

The National Committee shall be responsible for;

  •     Decisions that affect more than one (1) State or Territory.

  •     Recommendation to Life Membership of the Association

  •     Recommendation of Patron and Vice Patron.

The Branch Presidents that form the National Committee and their contact details are shown in the relevant Branch pages. 

National Officers

To support the aims and objectives of the SAA, the Annual General Meeting or National Committee may appoint Office Bearers as deemed necessary.  National Officers are not eligible to vote at the Executive or Committee Meetings.  In the first instance National Officers shall be;

  • Pension and Welfare Coordinator.

  • Historian.

  • Editor ‘In Depth’.

  • Webmaster.

  • Delegates to kindred Associations.

  • HMAS Platypus Community Advisory Committee  Member.

  • Returning Officer & 2 x Scrutinisers.



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