Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Tasmania

Patron: Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC Governor of Tasmania


The RUSI of Tasmania, Hobart Branch meets at Legacy Hall, 159 Macquarie Street, Hobart on the third Tuesday of the month between February and October each year. Members meet at 1830 hrs and presentations start at 1915 hrs.

Launceston meets on the third Wednesday of the month except January. The time may vary depending on the speaker's availability.

Either 1200 hrs for lunch followed by the Speaker or 1800 hrs for dinner followed by the speaker.

Meals must be booked before 1200 hrs on the Friday prior to the meeting. For further information contact the Secretary.

Venue: Launceston RSL Club, 313 Wellington Street, Launceston.


RUSI Hobart Branch: What's On

TUESDAY 16 April 2024 commencing 1900

Please note that our next RUSI Hobart presentation is scheduled for Thursday 27 June 2024 starting at 1830 in the Anglesea Barracks Officers' Mess.

The presenter will be Mr Matt Filipowski from the Australian Antarctic Division. .

Note that there is NO presentation on Tuesday 18 June 2024.

Thursday 27 June is our first 'last Thursday of the month' presentation, departing from our previous 'third Tuesday of the month' schedule. The change should allow more serving ADF members to attend by avoiding the Tuesday parade night of most local Reservists.

For the RUSI Security Seminar Part 2 in Hobart now delayed till late in 2024.

Air Force Drone Naval Task Force

Recent Past events

19 March 2024 - Commander Peter Horobin MBE RAN Ret'd, 'Nuclear powered submarine capability in Defence of Australia'

19 March 2024 - Commodore Mal Wise AM Ret'd, 'The Australian Maratime College'

20 February 2024 - Professor Tim McCormack, 'Gaza'

21 November 2023 - Ross McMullin, Pompey Elliott, 'Australia's most famous fighting general'

17 October 2023 - Dr Mark Harrison, China and Taiwan

19 September 2023 - Neale Tomlin, TasRail operations, capital program, links with industry and decarbonisation opportunities

15 August 2023 - Prof Nicholas Farrelly, Australia, ASEAN and the rest: Strategies for a contested region

18 July 2023 - Mark Cooper, Tactical review of the second year of the war in the Ukraine

20 June 2023 - Wing Commander Andrew Johnson, The Defence Strategic Review.

16 May 2023 - Gary McCarthy, TasPorts - Security of Supply in Tasmania.

17 April 2023 - Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson - An Operational Journey from Timor to Afghanistan.

21 February 2023 - Biosecurity Tasmania - Security of Supply and Traceabilty in Tasmania.

VIDEO of the ANNUAL SECURITY SEMINAR 2022 - PART ONE "The security challenges of Antarctica" 16 June 2022, is available to view .

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