A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is more than just a great way to try out a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s a fulfilling year of adventure, experiences, mateship, learning, leadership and travel. An ADF Gap Year is whatever you make of it.

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A year of excitement and discovery

It’s a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Services, without committing to a longer period. In a Gap Year role you'll:

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Choose from these Gap Year roles

Applications are only open for a limited time, so don't miss out.

Applicants must have completed year 12 (or equivalent) and be aged between 18 and 24 years old as of 1 September 2018 (Navy), 31 May 2018 (Army) or 31 March 2018 (Air Force). Current or former military personnel (ADF or foreign service) are not eligible for Gap Year.

Gap Year FAQs

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