$500,000 grant to help find HMAS AE1

Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Marise Payne, today announced the Government would match private investment to fund an expedition to search for the First World War submarine, HMAS AE1.

Minister Payne said the government would provide $500,000 to allow Find AE1 Limited to proceed in its attempt to find the submarine and its crew.

“HMAS AE1 is one of the world’s great maritime mysteries and this expedition will be one of the most comprehensive searches for the submarine,” Minister Payne said.