Women in the Air Force

Find out about the roles available, the exciting lifestyle, the support we provide and the opportunities for advancement. Then meet some of our people.

A culture of career equality

Today's Air Force is an excellent career choice for women. You'll receive exactly the same training, vocational development and promotion opportunities as your male colleagues.

Just another member of the team

The Air Force is a single, unified team; committed to operating within a framework of equality. We believe career development and rewards should be based on potential, effort and achievement; regardless of gender, religion or cultural backgrounds.

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A good work/life balance

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Most Air Force jobs have regular hours, giving you plenty of opportunities to socialise, spend time with your family, and make the most of the extensive sports, fitness and leisure facilities on base.

Sharing an exciting lifestyle

You'll make friends for life in the Air Force at work, at play, and through amazing shared experiences such as supporting peacekeeping and disaster-relief missions. Even when you're working away from home, your days will usually be structured to balance work time with relaxation.

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Rewarding roles across theAirForce

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From motor mechanic to Air Force security, and technician to pilot, every Air Force role is available to women; and you'll enjoy equal opportunities for training, advancement and promotion. Here are just three of the many categories you can work in.

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Stories of career success

Women of all kinds, and from a broad variety of backgrounds, enjoy rewarding careers in the Air Force. Meet some of them here, and hear about their jobs.

Full support for family needs

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Air Force mums are given the flexibility and support to manage their family commitments without detriment to their careers. This includes the provision of extended leave and part-time work options when appropriate, and the offer of alternative or 'on hold' career paths to accommodate changes in circumstances.

24-hour support services

In the Air Force you'll have access to family programs run by the Defence Community Organisation. These include:

  • 24/7 support during deployment, relocation and time apart
  • Partner employment
  • Children's education services
  • Childcare
  • Crisis support.

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Do what you love

Find your perfect role in the ADF based on the things you love.

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