The Australian Government has announced the construction of a new Maritime Security Training Centre in Darwin for maritime security training for the Royal Australian Navy and other Australian Defence Forces. A construction timeframe of 2021-2022 has been set.

“The new facility will cater for an expected increase in training requirements associated with the new Arafura Class Offshore Patrol Vessels to conduct border protection and maritime patrol missions alongside other Australian vessels and with regional partners,” said Minister for Defence Linda Reynolds in a statement.

The new Maritime Security Training Centre will support ADF members based in Northern Australia with the training required to maintain competencies required to undertake operational boarding tasks.