Naval Ship Management (NSM)

Naval Ship Management (NSM)

Who We Are and What We Do

Naval Ship Management (NSM) is a leading provider of asset management solutions to the Australian maritime sector. NSM, a Babcock company, provides cost-effective, responsive, and customer-focused solutions that optimise the availability and capability of critical assets for the Australian Defence Force.

Utilising a team of highly skilled professionals strategically located across Australia in combination with a robust, agile, and scalable supply chain, NSM provides the continued sustainment of the Australian Anzac Class Frigates under the Warship Asset Management Agreement (WAMA) and long-term sustainment services to the Royal Australian Navy’s Landing Helicopter Docks and LHD Landing Craft. NSM’s services include: Engineering Support Services; Maintenance Support Services; Ship Repair, Refit and Refurbishment; Supply Chain Management and Procurement and Logistics.


Three Naval Shipping Management, Women staff members

NSM offers unique opportunities to work in a truly collaborative environment. We work with the very best and highly specialised defence and maritime suppliers across Australia and around the world.

We are committed to the Australian maritime sustainment industry, and more closely, meeting the needs of the Royal Australian Navy. With the Australian Government embarking on several multi-billion dollar maritime investment programs, these are exciting times for the industry.

We embrace a culture of corporate diversity and workplace innovation with a strong focus on safety. Safety is paramount in our industry. We are committed to protecting the safety of our people, clients, supply chain and our communities.

At NSM we recognise that it’s our people who are our greatest asset. We are committed to giving all employees the opportunity to grow their skills, gain valuable experience, develop professionally and work on exciting diverse projects.

Our People

Underpinned by strong values around safety, teamwork, courage, respect and accountability, we advance Australia’s maritime sustainment capability through innovation, collaboration, long-term partnerships with local industry and investment in our people.

As we operate in the Defence industry, we recognise that veterans offer unique skills that make them exemplary employees, and in turn, almost 30% of our workforce have previously worked in the Defence Force, either in Australia or internationally.

Our people come from a range of industries with over 30% of our workforce joining us with no prior defence experience, and 40% of our workforce joining us from non-maritime industries. In particular, we employ a large array of talented people from the aviation, construction, transport and mining industries.

We also provide a range of benefits including ongoing professional development, flexible working conditions and competitive remuneration packages.

Our values are integral drivers of our business, built from a foundation of Safety First.

Our Safety First culture underpins all of our activities and is embraced in all our actions. In simple terms, it means providing a safe workplace. As we work in complex environments where risks and hazards are inherent, our approach needs to be both comprehensive and consultative.