With the worst of the Bega Valley's fire threat over on Saturday, the crew of the HMAS Adelaide will now turn their attention to aid efforts further up the coast.
Captain Leif Maxfield said the Adelaide left Twofold Bay on Saturday, moving slightly further north with the intent of providing aid as far as Batemans Bay.
"The HMAS Adelaide departed Eden and made its way slightly further north towards Batemans Bay where we will continue to support state authorities ashore as requested," Captain Maxfield said.
Captain Maxfield said relief operations continued in the Bega Valley with assets delivering supplies, while a pair of water tankers continued provisions for the RFS.
"The water tankers continued to supply local Rural Fire Service appliances today and the ship has also functioned as a stopover point for aircraft operating in the area," he said.
He said, while the vessel and her crew bore witness to mother nature at her worst the crew were grateful of their warm reception.
"We thank the people of Eden and the surrounding areas who have welcomed and worked with us throughout the week as we've provided support in the form of food, water and fuel."
"We may yet return to Eden if required, but I'm sure they will continue to see ADF personnel going forward as land-based units continue to work in the area."
While the vessel moves north it will continue to liaise with services on the ground and provide relief efforts for the coast.
"We will continue to build our knowledge of what local communities need in the vicinity of Batemans Bay, particularly in smaller and more isolated areas and work with state officials to provide support at their request," Captain Maxfield said.
"Residents can expect to see us possibly projecting landing craft, vehicles and helicopters ashore as part of this effort and there is no need for alarm.".