Did you know the museum runs a dynamic speakers program? You can book an expert on the museum’s collection or Australian maritime history to speak for free at your next event.

  • Over 20 talks are available, include information covering significant maritime events & people, as well as exhibitions and Australia's maritime heritage.
  • All speakers are active museum volunteers who are trained, knowledgeable and enthusiastic about their subjects. Download the list of topics.
  • Discussions are interactive with speakers happy to answer audience questions.

Examples of Talks

Finding HMAS Sydney (II)
A story of the passion, commitment and persistence to bring some closure to the families, friends and mates of the 645 crew members who perished in this naval tragedy. The search involved extraordinary detective work and sophisticated science and technology. You'll also see photos of the memorial at Geraldton, now classified as a National Memorial.

Heroic Men and Fighting Ships
Find out about the history of the Royal Australian Navy. Discover the courage and bravery of RAN men who were put forward for a VC. Learn the fascinating backgrounds of the Collins class submarines' names, and learn about the ships that excelled in battle. 

The Krait Story
MV Krait, a humble Japanese fishing boat, was commandeered by Australian and British special service personnel in 1943 for a daring raid on Japanese-held Singapore Harbour. The highly secretive mission succeeded. The Allies blew up some 37,000 tons of enemy shipping. Krait, one of Australia's best known historic vessels, is now permanently on display at the museum. 

More Information

To make a booking or ask about a topic, please contact our museum speaker representatives Noel Phelan on 0402 158 590 or Ron Ray on 0416 123 034 or email our media team.