A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is more than just a great way to try out a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force. It’s a fulfilling year of adventure, experiences, mateship, learning, leadership and travel. An ADF Gap Year is whatever you make of it.
A year of excitement and discovery
Earn a good salary plus generous superannuation
Learn practical and leadership skills
Enjoy a healthy and varied lifestyle
Get fit and choose from numerous sports
Meet new people and make great friends
Benefit from free medical and dental
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Looking for a gap year that gives you more?
There's a lot that makes an ADF Gap year so fulfilling. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for military life while enjoying unique experiences.
Army driver specialist training
Gap Year trainees learn how to operate technically advanced military vehicles.
Air Force Airbase Protection Training
Watch Gap Year trainees as they enter their specialist training in Airbase Protection to learn to defend the facilities that protect our country.
Navy Recruit and Seamanship School
Recruits undertake initial training, learning the skills required to become sailors in the Navy.
Army Recruit Training at Kapooka
Recruits undertake initial recruit training, learning the skills required to become Army soldiers.
Hear about Air Force Gap Year roles
Air Force Gap Year members share their experiences.
Navy Gap Year - Sea Familiarisation Phase
During a Navy Gap Year, you'll spend two months on board HMAS Adelaide where you'll gain valuable life experiences.
Army Enoggera Barracks
Meet the Gap Year members at work and at play, and hear how they make the most of their time in the Army.
Army march out parade
Watch recruits in their March Out Parade where they proudly become Australian Soldiers.