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Key dates for new recruits

Defence Force Recruiting Centres

For details of our regular Information Sessions, contact your nearest Defence Recruiting Centre.

YOU (Your Opportunities Unlimited) and Assessment Sessions take place all year round. Dates will be provided once your job application has been accepted.

Royal Military College

Officer Selection Boards for the July 2016 and January 2017 RMC intakes will occur:

  • 26-29 April
  • 15-19 August
  • 12-16 September
  • 10-14 October


Australian Defence Force Academy

For prospective ADFA students, Officer Selection Boards are held in Canberra in April, June/July and September/October. As ADFA has a dual admission process, you also need to be aware of deadlines for UAC submissions. Successful applicants start their military training at UNSW Canberra at ADFA in mid-January each year.