About the ADF

Our Purpose & Work

Learn about what the ADF does and why

The Australian Defence Force is one of the world's leading military organisations. We fulfil key defensive roles as well as providing a range of peacetime services.


See where you’ll work when you join

You'll find the ADF located right across Australia and on vessels worldwide. Personnel may also be deployed overseas on combat, disaster relief, peacekeeping and aid provision operations.

Women in the ADF

Learn about our commitment to equality

Across every one of our 200+ roles, the ADF offers excellent career opportunities for women. We champion gender equality and provide a uniquely supportive working environment.