Navy Canteens exists to benefit Navy members by providing a range of welfare and lifestyle benefits as well as products and services for serving Navy members.

The Royal Australian Navy Central Canteens Board (RANCCB) was originally established by the Navy (Canteens) Regulations 1954 under the Naval Defence Act 1910. On 1 July 2014 RANCCB commenced trading as Navy Canteens and became a Corporate Commonwealth Entity under the Public Governance, Performance and Accountability Act 2013.

Navy Canteens operates the following core businesses:


Navy Merchandise purchase Navy branded caps and patches
Win with Navy a fortnightly raffle for Navy members
Canteens located on Navy bases across Australia offering food and beverage services as well as general supplies to Navy and visitors
Holiday Centres including BIG4 Bungalow Park on Burrill Lake, Amblin Holiday Park, Forster Holiday Village and Pandanus Pocket with discounts for Navy members
Ticketing a service providing specialty offers on performances, attractions and events for Navy (as well as Defence and APS members) through major ticketing agencies and venues.

Profits generated from these activities are combined to provide benefits to serving Navy members though distributions of funds to the Royal Australian Navy Relief Trust Fund (RANRTF), Navy Sports Council (NSC) and Ships Company Amenity Funds (SCAF’s). Navy Canteens also facilitates a grants program to extend monetary grants to ships, sport and welfare activities that benefit the Navy community. The National Support Office for Navy Canteens is located in Canberra with staff and business operations located right across Australia.

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