New RHIB Simulator for the Royal Australian Navy


The RHIBs provide the Royal Australian Navy surface combatants with an over the horizon interception and boarding capability.

Monday 08 April 2019 marked a special occasion in Training Authority Maritime Warfare, specifically the Boatswains Faculty, with the opening of the HMAS Cerberus – Seamanship School Rigid-hulled inflatable boat(RHIB) simulator. 

This is another step forward in developing training enhancements to provide a superior level of training to the Initial Training Course and stand-alone Jet RHIB Courses.

Australian Department of Defence

April 8, 2019

HMAS Cerberus

Welcome aboard HMAS Cerberus, the Navy’s premier training establishment. About 6000 personnel are trained annually, averaging 800 trainees onboard at any one time.

The establishment covers 1517 hectares and is 70 kilometres from Melbourne near Crib Point on Hann’s Inlet, Western Port Bay. Purchased in 1911 and called Flinders Naval Depot, it was commissioned as HMAS Cerberus 10 years later. It comprises numerous training and recreation facilities, two chapels, small marina and attractive grounds.

The primary role of HMAS Cerberus has always been Navy personnel training. With the establishment of four tri-service schools over the last 13 years, this role has been extended to training Army, Navy and Air Force personnel.