Introducing ADF Careers - the new name for Defence Jobs. Over the coming months you’ll see more of our new brand, but rest assured there is no impact to the application process or existing applications.

The Australian Defence Force

Comprising the Navy, Army and Air Force, the Australian Defence Force is a modern, people-focused organisation; and one of Australia's major employers.

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Use advanced technology to defend the seas, land and sky.


Join high-performing future-focused teams using land power to deter and defend against threats.

Air Force

Work on or with state-of-the-art aircraft and technology.

Submariner Careers

Being a submariner is one of the most unique and stable career opportunities in Australia with a variety of roles to choose from in trades, hospitality, leadership, support, engineering, communications, intelligence, IT and more. You’ll receive a competitive salary, paid on-the-job training, and work with some of the most sophisticated technology in the world.

Nuclear-Powered Submarines have been announced and are a game-changing capability with conventionally armed weapons that provide superior strength, speed, and range.

Start your career today by exploring Submariner Careers or find out more about Nuclear-Powered Submarines.

Opportunities for students

Have all or part of your degree course paid for, join degree qualified, or work for the ADF in your gap year.

We look after each other

All Australians are welcomed into the Australian Defence Force. We provide a supportive team environment and are committed to equality of career opportunities.


Enjoy financial security, rewarding work and plenty of personal growth. Become a leader in your career who inspires your community.

Women in Defence

Across every one of our 200+ roles, the ADF offers excellent career opportunities for women.

Lifestyle & Benefits

In the ADF you'll enjoy a rich and rewarding blend of career and lifestyle opportunities, plus fulfilling, well-paid work, job security and numerous benefits.

Join the way you want to

There are many ways to join the Navy, Army or Air Force, and some jobs have more than one entry method. Discover the best way for you to start an exciting career in the ADF.

Get In Touch

Find the answers to your questions about a career in the Australian Defence Force.