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Welcome to the home page of the Submarine Institute of Australia, Australia's premier organisation for the promotion of submarine matters. We are dedicated to strengthening relationships between government and industry, and with submariners past and present.

Established in 1999, the SIA has a vision that builds on the centenary of submarines (1914-2014). While the participation of submarines was periodic in their first 100 years of RAN history, the second 100 years requires a determined and successful approach to sustaining and growing Australia’s submarine capability.

Our current primary area of interest is to contribute to discussion on the progress, benefits and rationale of acquiring nuclear powered submarines for Australia.  


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*NUCLEAR SEMINAR - Due to uncertainty in relation to COVID travel restrictions, the Nuclear Seminar - planned for 15 July 2021 - has been postponed until a date likely to be adjacent to IndoPacific 2022

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Next Event

The AUSUK Alliance - Nuclear Propelled Submarines for Australia. A Perspective. (The date below is tentative and subject to revision)
Friday, 6th May, 2022
The AUKUS Alliance announcement, on the acquisition of nuclear propelled submarines for Australia, will be the genesis of detailed discussion and planning for the whole submarine enterprise in Australia.
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