Gap Year


A Gap Year in the Australian Defence Force is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, and travel. An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life.


A Gap Year unlike any other

It’s a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Australian Defence Force, 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


Apply now for 2019

ADF Gap Year Navy Officer is a new offering. Intakes will be in January 2019 and July 2019. There are limited places, so apply now.


Not ready for Gap Year 2019? Register your interest for 2020.

Applications for Gap Year 2019 for the below roles are now closed. Applications for the 2020 program will open in March 2019. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unique experience.





Gap Year Frequently Asked Questions