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.
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'.
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 equality and provide a uniquely supportive and inclusive workplace.
INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS IN THE AUSTRALIAN DEFENCE FORCE
Explore opportunities for Indigenous Australians
Learn about the benefits thousands of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders enjoy, including financial security, rewarding work and personal development in jobs that include representing and mentoring in communities.
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.