The maximum allowable Body Mass Index (BMI) for entry to the ADF is 32.9 (29.9 for Pilots). BMIs of less than 18.5 are considered too low as they present a risk of injury during training. So check your BMI well in advance of your first interview and if necessary, talk to your doctor about any lifestyle changes you may have to consider.
ADF activities cover just about every sport you can imagine. They include netball, volleyball, soccer, hockey, sailing, diving, water skiing, gliding and even Nordic skiing and rock climbing. Most bases have fully-equipped gyms, swimming pools, and tennis, squash and basketball courts, because staying fit is an essential part of your role in the Navy, Army and Air Force.
The ADF has no interest in seeing you fail fitness tests. We help and encourage you to reach the fitness levels required with resources such as these:
Get fit and prepare for assessment with ADF Active on your iPhone.
Learn the correct way to push-up, sit-up and carry out shuttle runs.
Find out if you're within the acceptable weight range for entry.