Gap Year


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

It’s a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Services, without committing to a longer period. In a Gap Year role you'll:

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


Sign up for 2019

Applications for Gap Year 2019 will open in March 2018. Fill in the form below to receive updates and don't miss your chance to be part of this unique experience.


Gap Year Frequently Asked Questions