People & Diversity

Find out about the mix of cultural backgrounds represented in today's Air Force; our commitment to equality for all; and the support we give serving members, including those with young families.

Maintaining a multicultural team

The Air Force operates on a principle of strength in diversity. We recognise the value of a workforce drawn from all sections of Australian society for the blend of skills, strengths and knowledge it brings to our activities.

We offer over 60 roles across a variety of disciplines and professions, and welcome applications from all Australians. Our commitment is to maintain a selection process that is free from racial and gender bias and subjective preconception.

Promoting equal opportunities for all

The Air Force seeks out the very best people for each job based on education, aptitude and most importantly, potential. Through training and ongoing development we invest heavily in the personal and vocational development of every single employee regardless of their background and gender.

Our promotion and remuneration policies are equally unbiased, as we believe rewards should be based solely on effort and achievement.

Supporting family needs

An excellent work/life balance is just one of the many benefits offered by the Air Force. We are very sensitive to the personal needs of our people and make every effort to ensure that working mums and dads are given the flexibility and support to manage their family commitments without detriment to their career prospects.

This includes providing extended leave and part-time work options when appropriate, and offering alternative or 'on hold' career paths to accommodate changes in circumstances.

Looking after our people

Ours is an exciting workplace where you'll get involved in challenging military operations and rewarding activities such as humanitarian and disaster-relief missions. These shared experiences help forge great friendships, underpinned by a uniquely supportive community.

We look after each other in the Air Force, and those from every background enjoy the same support and attention to their emotional wellbeing, whether it be from their mates, or their colleagues and commanders.

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