International influence and involvement
The Army protects Australian interests well beyond our own borders. We have a presence in several countries including Iraq, Egypt, Israel and South Sudan; and have recently served in Afghanistan and East Timor.
Military training exercises test and reinforce our ability to respond to a variety of situations. They are often carried out in cooperation with other defence forces, such as those from the United States, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Singapore.
National coverage and capability
Army bases provide broad coverage of Australia whilst satisfying specific strategic needs. Some are major training establishments while others are home to Brigades, Corps or capabilities such as aviation and surveillance. The Army Reserve has dozens of bases and units across the country.