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Australian Defence Force

Defence Force Australia

Today’s Australian Defence Force (ADF) is a modern, people-focused organisation.

We offer more than 200 roles across a wide range of trades and professions. There are career options to suit people with broad-ranging backgrounds, skill levels and interests. It’s fair to say that almost every Australian student could find a career that suits them in the Navy, Army or Air Force.

In the Navy, Army or Air Force, you will enjoy much more than just stimulating and rewarding work. The package of benefits on offer to every member is hard to match in the civilian world. You will enjoy:

Career and lifestyle benefits:

  • World-class training and professional development
  • Sponsored degree courses and ongoing education
  • Job security in a supportive team environment
  • Unique experiences and opportunities to travel
  • An excellent work/life balance
  • Getting paid to stay fit and healthy
  • Flexible working conditions
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Enduring friendships

Financial benefits:

  • Attractive pay plus allowances
  • Generous superannuation
  • Free dental and medical care
  • Subsidised accommodation
  • Free sports and fitness facilities

How to Apply

Across the Navy, Army and Air Force you have over 200 roles to choose from. You’ll find all the details on our website, where you can apply for your ideal job online:

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Key Points

1. A World-Class Career

The ADF offers excellent career opportunities across a multitude of trades, professions and military-specific roles, ADF members enjoy well-defined career paths, exciting working environments, and opportunities to travel.

2. Training

ADF personnel never stop learning. From military training and trade apprenticeships, to university study and leadership and management training. A career in the ADF provides opportunities to fulfil your potential in every way.

3. Education

The ADF is a great place to learn new trades and professions, and there are a range of opportunities for students including Reserve Service and graduate career offerings. You’ll be paid while earning a degree at the ADFA or through the Defence University Sponsorship at an Australian university of your choice.

4. Job Variety

The ADF offers more than 200 roles across a broad variety of trades, professions and military-specific positions.

5. Career Growth

ADF members are given ongoing opportunities for career development. Specialist courses prepare them for expanded roles, and promotion courses help them achieve higher rank.

6. Opportunities & Challenges

The Navy, Army and Air Force are tasked with the defence of our nation, our people, our values and our way of life. In the Australian Defence Force you get to help communities and support International operations. Our service men and women make a real difference both at home and abroad. The ADF will prepare you to lead, bring out your best qualities, and equip you to respond to and take on challenges.

7. Entry Methods

Visit to learn about the numerous avenues of entry into an ADF career. There is an option to suit most skills levels and interests.

8. Life in the ADF

There’s so much more to life in the ADF, with great pay and benefits, stimulating work opportunities, plenty of travel, lifelong friendships and state of the art sport and leisure facilities.

9. Health & Fitness

Because the ADF expects its personnel to remain fit for operation purposes, sporting activities are incorporated into their normal working day. Just about every sport you can think of runs a social or competitive club. You could even have the opportunity to represent the ADF in your sport internationally.

10. Pay & Entitlements

You’ll earn a good salary from day one, as you learn to be your best. Your salary package is comprehensive including a generous superannuation and a variety of special allowances.

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