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 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


Applications open on the 1st of March 2018


Gap Year Frequently Asked Questions