Royal Australian Navy Task Force for Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving


The Royal Australian Navy is certifying a standing Task Group dedicated to Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving.

The Mine Warfare and Clearance Diving Task Group (MCDTG) is a deployable staff capable of planning and executing Mine Warfare operations using units from Navy’s Mine Warfare, Clearance Diving, Hydrographic, Meteorological and Patrol Force.

The MCDTG was certified following a successful two-week exercise including approximately 150 personnel across the Mine Hunters HMA Ships Gascoyne, Huon and Yarra and Clearance Dive Team One operating in Jervis Bay, and a headquarters staff working ashore at HMAS Albatross.

Australian Department of Defence

October 27, 2020