Recruitment Centre

Overseas Applicants

The Australian Defence Force looks to overseas candidates to fill gaps in our Services, which can't currently be satisfied by standard recruitment.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for serving or ex-serving foreign military personnel, who can directly transfer their job and life skills to whichever Service they join, with limited training and preparation.

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Non-Australian Citizen or Non-Permanent Resident without military experience

Currently there is no avenue of entry available for you to apply to join the Australian Defence Force. Further information in relation to applying for permanent residency can be found by accessing the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Citizenship website at

Non-Australian Citizens or Non-Permanent Residents

If you are not an Australian Citizen or Permanent Resident and you do have recent military experience, please refer to the individual Navy, Army and Air Force information by clicking on the relevant link towards the top of this page.

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