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.


Reserve

Serve Australia in a rewarding part-time role

Thousands of proud Australians serve in part-time ADF roles. They enjoy rewards ranging from tax-free pay to the satisfaction of doing worthwhile work that 'gives something back'.


Technology

Learn about the tech that gives us the edge

In the ADF you'll experience some of the world's most advanced aircraft, ships, vehicles, weaponry and ICT systems.


Locations

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.


People & Diversity

Read about our recruitment policies

All Australians are welcomed into the ADF, regardless of gender, ethnic origin or cultural background. We provide a supportive team environment and are committed to equality of career opportunities.


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.


Our Heritage

Learn about our century of proud service

When you join the Australian Defence Force you become a member of a proud and honourable organisation that can trace its roots back to the late eighteenth century.