About Us

Our History Building Australian Naval Capability

Navantia has been represented in Australia since 2000 and working here since 2006. Since that time we have grown our footprint and our local workforce. We are located in Sydney CBD and Wooloomooloo in New South Wales, Docklands, Victoria, Canberra, ACT and at HMAS Stirling in Western Australia.

Navantia’s productive partnership with the Royal Australian Navy began with the contracts to design the Hobart Class guided missile destroyers (DDG); and continued with the design and co-manufacture of the Canberra Class amphibious assault ships (LHD), the construction of twelve LHD landing craft (LLC), and the build and sustainment of the two Supply Class replenishment ships (AOR).

Following being contracted in 2015 to deliver shipyard management services in support of the Hobart Class build, we met all budget and schedule milestones. This strengthened our collaboration with the Commonwealth and provided a sound platform to support future Royal Australia Navy programs.

Navantia Australia is committed to continuing our partnership with the Commonwealth to support the sustainment of Royal Australia Navy capabilities, with a focus on the ships designed by Navantia, which represent 110,000 tonnes, or over 60% of the Australian Surface Fleet. Navantia Australia combines best of breed Asset Management capabilities with product design knowledge and efficient access to the supply chain.

We are located across Australia:

  • Canberra – Corporate Office
  • Sydney – Head Office and Sustainment Centre
  • Melbourne – Naval Design and Engineering Centre
  • Perth – Sustainment Centre



Navantia Australia strives to be a valued supporter for the communities we live and work in.

We acknowledge the Traditional Custodians throughout Australia and their continuing connection to the land, sea and community. Navantia Australia pays respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, their cultures and to their Elders past and present.

“We share a common purpose in terms of protecting the salt water; I protect, operate and serve in our global waters, and you protect our salt water close to home,”
Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO Chief of Navy (2018 - 2022)

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Navantia Australia is a proud supporter of the Australian Sailor Monument project at Rous Head, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Navantia Australia is also proud to have supported the search for HMAS AE1 through the Australian National Maritime Museum.

Three Centuries of History

With our roots dating back hundreds of years, at Navantia Australia we are committed to growing our local workforce and links to the Australian supply chain to best support the growth of a truly Australian naval shipbuilding industry.

In Spain, Navantia’s history dates back to 1730, with the creation of the Ferrol, Cartagena and San Fernando historical military arsenals, dedicated to the construction and repair of Spanish Navy ships.

In 1908, these shipyards became part of the Naval Shipbuilding Society (popularly known as “La Naval”), which also included civil shipyards such as those located at Matagorda and Sestao. At the end of the Spanish Civil War, the State took control of the military arsenals and created Bazán in 1947, in order to apply foreign technologies to the military shipbuilding process. It was then when the company, which has since then strived to improve and adapt to its clients’ requirements, started to develop its own naval projects.


Our Objectives


To be the Royal Australian Navy's designer and sustainment provider of choice.


We provide smart and reliable solutions to design and sustain the Fleet. Our people are innovative and customer oriented. Our processes are agile and product centric.


  • Ethical Behaviour
  • Teamwork
  • Accountability
  • Customer Orientated
  • Committed to Outcomes
  • Innovative