Pay & Allowances


In the ADF you'll earn a good salary from day one, plus generous superannuation and a comprehensive package of allowances and benefits that's hard to match in the civilian world.

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Earn a salary that really stacks up

In addition to your salary you'll receive allowances to cover the unique needs of military life and the maintenance of your uniform. More allowances are provided for exercises and deployments and for time spent at sea. Click on the service links below for more or refer to the salary scales.


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Get paid to acquire skills

Every member of the ADF gets paid to train. Click on the service links below for more.


Enjoy many other benefits

Free medical and dental care

Receive expert care from ADF doctors, dentists and nurses working in modern, well-equipped clinics and hospitals.

Free fitness facilities

On base you'll find gyms, courts and pools, along with teams you can join including netball, rugby and Australian Rules.


Subsidised accommodation

You may have to move around during your ADF career, so we provide assistance with the costs of housing and moving.

Opportunities to travel

Exploring new places and cultures, across Australia and overseas, is one of the biggest perks of working with the ADF.


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