Two Navy personnel are finalists in their category in the annual Engineering Australia Engineer of the Year awards.
Four members of parliament had the chance to walk in the shoes of service personnel.
HMAS Sheean berthed at Beauty Point in northern Tasmania at the weekend in the first of a series of port visits in the state.
Major works are underway at the Western Australian naval base, which are designed to also protect the natural environment.
With a passion for challenging herself, Lieutenant Commander Siobhan Sturdy is a well-deserved finalist in the ADM Women in Defence Awards 2020.