faaaa-wingsThe Fleet Air Arm Association of Australia is a not-for-profit organisation incorporated in WA and with Divisions operating in every State or Territory of Australia except the Northern Territory.  Each Division operates as an entity but there is an elected National Executive with responsibility for overseeing and representing the national interests of the organisation.

The aim of the Association is to:

  • unite former and serving naval aviation personnel;
  • maintain the bonds of friendship and esprit de corps in naval aviation;
  • assist with the welfare of former and serving naval aviation personnel and their families;
  • support the Fleet Air Arm Museum and its continued development as determined by the Custodians of the Museum;
  • provide a forum for naval aviation matters, and
  • foster the preservation of the history of aviation in the RAN.


Only former or serving personnel of the RAN or other Navies who have served for not less than12 months in naval aviation or in support of naval aviation may be admitted as Full members.  A person who has interest in the Fleet Air Arm but is not entitled to join as a Full Member may be admitted as an Associate member.   An Associate member is not entitled to cast a vote at any FAAAA meeting.


Being a Full member of the FAAAA entitles you to:

  • Four issues of our quarterly magazine ‘Slipstream’ per annum;
  • Our electronic newsletter “FlyBy”, normally published monthly;
  • Access to commercial discounts, offers and benefits as they occur from time to time (presented on our website);
  • Access to the “Members Only” section of the website, and
  • The camaradarie of belonging to a unique club of special people.


Each State except NT has its own Division.  Each has different fees and has slightly different management styles in the way they administer members.   Normally,  people join the Division of their own State, particularly if they are living in the Capital City or nearby (or Nowra environs for NSW) as these are generally where meetings and social gatherings occur.  NT members are usually administered by QLD or WA.

Having said that, there is no reason why any person can’t join any Division of their choice.  Simply enter your preference on the membership application form.  If you subsequently move to another Division there are no transfer costs or differential refunds.


Each Division sets its own fees.  A table of these is included below (Fees for Full Members).

DivisionAnnual SubscriptionJoining Fee (one-off)Annual Period
ACT$30.00 for hardcopy Slipstream or $20 if soft copy.$10.00*Calendar Year
NSW$35.00 for hardcopy Slipstream, or $25.00 for softcopy.$15.00*Calendar Year
QLD$30.00$15.00*Calendar Year
SA$45.00 for hardcopy Slipstream or $35.00 for softcopy.NilCalendar Year
TAS$35.00NilCalendar Year
VIC$45.00 for Full Members.
$10.00 Associate Members.
$15.00*Calendar Year
WA$54.00 for hardcopy Slipstream, or $43.00 for softcopyNilCalendar Year
Note that due to increasing costs, subscription prices are likely to occur from 01Jan22.  Notifications so far are NSW Division’s fee will increase to $40.00 pa (Hardcopy) and $30.00 pa (Softcopy), and ACT Division’s will increase to $36.00 and $24.00 respectively.  Advice of other Divisions’ forthcoming increases will be added here when notified.

Applicants who join part way through an annual period are generally asked to pay the pro-rata subscription relating to that Division.   If you have been a previous member (i.e. your membership lapsed) you will also not be charged the Joining Fee.

Slipstream Magazine

The FAAAA’s quarterly magazine “Slipstream” contains news and views of the Association and the Fleet Air Arm more broadly.  If you have an address in Australia you can receive this by post (hard copy), or you can elect to read it on-line (the application form seeks your nomination).  To read on line you must be a current member of the FAAAA.  Overseas members do not have a postal option.

How to apply

All you have to do is fill out the simple electronic form here:  JOIN FAAAA

You will receive an email acknowledging your application, and the Division you have indicated will then contact you with further details including payment options (cheque or EFT).   Filling out the Membership Application Form does not commit you to join.

If you prefer to fill out a paper form (hard copy) you can download one here PAPER FORM and follow the instructions upon it. 


More Questions?

If you have any further questions please use the ‘Contact Us’ form at the foot of this page.