Navy Women QLD

Navy Women (WRANS-RAN) QLD

Once Navy, Always Navy.

Navy Women Qld is an organisation of ex WRANS, and ex and serving female members of the RAN. We are a sub-section of the Naval Association of Australia which lobbies on our behalf on matters affecting ex-service personnel.

Monthly Meetings

On the 2nd Sunday of each month, except in May, which is the 3rd Sunday at 12 noon
At the Geebung/Zillmere RSL Sub Branch.
Cnr Newman Rd & Collings St, Geebung.

Become a member of the Navy Women (WRANS-RAN) Qld Sub-Section HERE!


Naval Association of Australia

The Women's Royal Australian Naval Service (WRANS) was formed as a result of a shortage of telegraphists in the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) and the first WRANS were sworn in on the 1st October, 1942. At the end of the Second World War it was disbanded, but manpower shortages in the RAN led to the service being re-constituted in 1951; it was made a permanent part of the RAN in December, 1959.

The WRANS were disbanded again in 1985 when women were fully integrated into the Royal Australian Navy. Women are now serving in almost every area of day to day naval operations at sea on front-line warships and also ashore. Female officers are at present commanding RAN ships and establishments and female sailors have also seen active service abroad.

Queensland WRANS 1942
WRANS first anniversary