Four Australian naval vessels have been named HMAS Paluma after an Aboriginal word meaning "thunder":
- HMQS Paluma was a gunboat built for the Queensland colonial navy in 1884. She was acquired by the Royal Australian Navy (RAN) in 1913, and was sold into civilian service in 1916.
- HMAS Paluma (1941), an auxiliary patrol boat built in 1941
- HMAS Paluma (1946), formerly Motor Stores Lighter No. 252 (MSL 252), was altered during construction into a survey ship, and completed in 1945
- HMAS Paluma (A 01), lead ship of the Paluma-class of motor launches, built in 1989 and in service as of 2016
- New Guinea 1942–43
- "Navy Marks 109th Birthday With Historic Changes To Battle Honours". Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original on 13 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
- "Royal Australian Navy Ship/Unit Battle Honours" (PDF). Royal Australian Navy. 1 March 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 14 June 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2012.
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