Ways to join

Explore various ways to join the ADF to unlock your potential.

There are several ways to join the Navy, Army or Air Force with many roles offering more than one entry method. To help you choose the right way, we’ve broken down the entry methods into a simple summary. The choice is yours.

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Take a Gap Year

Get an exciting taste of life in the Navy, Army or Air Force, with just a one-year commitment. You'll get paid for meaningful work, gain skills, and make lifelong friends.