Gap Year Now Open

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

Applications now open

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