HMAS Waterhen (NSW)

HMAS Waterhen was first commissioned in 1962, as the parent establishment for Australia’s Mine Countermeasures (MCM) Force, Clearance Diving Team One and a variety of Support Craft. For many years, the base supported the Australian Mine Warfare and Patrol Boat Forces, serving as the home port for mine countermeasures vessels and both the Attack and the Fremantle Class patrol boats.

In the early 1990’s Waterhen underwent an extensive redevelopment and modernisation program in which all facilities were rebuilt. This project delivered an establishment designed to fare well into the future. The Hand-Over Ceremony for the completion of the Modernisation Program was held 20 February 1997.

Waterhen is the Royal Australian Navy’s lead establishment for Mine Warfare. A Shore Establishment occupied by many professional sailors and home to some of the most advanced Mine Countermeasure equipment and technology, all contributing to the Navy’s Mission.

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Waterhen Canteen Opening Hours

Monday – Thursday

6.30am – 2.00pm


6.30am – 1.00pm

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Contact Details

  • Address: HMAS Waterhen, Waverton NSW
  • Phone: 02 9926 2337
  • Iain McAndrew

    NSW Regional Manager - Sydney Hub
    • Mobile: 0477 477 857
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    • Address: Building 1
      Garden Island (FBE)
      Potts Point NSW 2011
  • Tina Roda

    Business Manager - Sydney Hub
    • Mobile: 0411 429 991
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    • Address: Level 1, Building 43
      Garden Island (FBE)
      Potts Point NSW 2011

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