We introduce a new version of the ocean-sea ice implementation of the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator, ACCESS-OM2. The model has been developed with the aim of being aligned as closely as possible with the fully coupled (atmosphere-land-ocean-sea ice) ACCESS-CM2. Importantly, the model is available at three different horizontal resolutions: a coarse resolution (nominally 1° horizontal grid spacing), an eddy-permitting resolution (nominally 0.25°) and an eddy-rich resolution (0.1° with 75 vertical levels), where the eddy-rich model is designed to be incorporated into the Bluelink operational ocean prediction and reanalysis system. The different resolutions have been developed simultaneously, both to allow testing at lower resolutions and to permit comparison across resolutions. In this manuscript, the model is introduced and the individual components are documented. The model performance is evaluated across the three different resolutions, highlighting the relative advantages and disadvantages of running ocean-sea ice models at higher resolution. We find that higher resolution is an advantage in resolving flow through small straits, the structure of western boundary currents and the abyssal overturning cell, but that there is scope for improvements in sub-grid scale parameterisations at the highest resolution.