Copyright & Privacy

This work is copyright. You may download, display, print and reproduce this material in unaltered form only (retaining this notice and imagery metadata) for your personal, non-commercial use or use within your family or organisation. This material can not be used to imply an endorsement from or an association with the Department of Defence without the written permission of the Department of Defence (obtained through the Defence Web Manager). Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968 (for example, "fair dealing" for the purposes of reporting news under section 103B of the Copyright Act), all other rights are reserved.

Bona fide news media organisations only may republish and archive photographs and other material from the Defence web site for reporting news free of charge and without seeking further authorisation from the Commonwealth, subject to the following conditions:

1. Commonwealth copyright and Department of Defence origin must be appropriately acknowledged with status at least equal to other credits;

2. Users may not purport to license or assign copyright to other parties; and may not charge customers for its intellectual content; although they may charge for their production, research and retrieval, and distribution components of republishing;

3. Material from this web site must not be used in advertising, displays, other web sites, or in any public or mass media context other than reporting news, without specific written authorisation from the Department of Defence; and

4. The Commonwealth reserves all other rights

Linking to this website

You may link to this website at your own risk and expense, however you must not alter any material in this website or frame or reformat any part of this website on any other website. The Commonwealth of Australia reserves the right to require you to remove any of your links to this website.


ADF Careers operates this website for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public. ADF Careers monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However, ADF Careers gives no express or implied warranties, and makes no representations, in relation to this website or the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

Where conditions and warranties implied by law cannot be excluded, ADF Careers limits its liability, where it is entitled to do so, to the resupply of the relevant service, or paying the user the cost of that resupply. Otherwise, ADF Careers and its officers, employees, agents and representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) to any person, however caused (whether by negligence or otherwise) which may arise directly or indirectly in respect of any error, omission or misrepresentation in any information provided on this website.

ADF Careers recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for their purposes.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

The Department of Defence is aware of organisations offering pre-application training services which they claim may assist individuals in preparing to apply for a job in the Australian Defence Force. The Department of Defence advises that all successful applicants for the Australian Defence Force are carefully selected via a rigorous evaluation process and the Department does not endorse the pre-application training services offered by third party organisations.

This website contains links to other websites that are external to ADF Careers and though ADF Careers takes reasonable care in linking websites we have no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

ADF Careers applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network. As such it gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

ADF Careers accepts no liability for any interference with or damage to a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.

Terms & Conditions

The use of this website is subject to these Terms & Conditions. These Terms & Conditions contain important information, including warranty disclaimers and limitations of liability. By using this website, you agree to be bound by these Terms & Conditions.

The website is operated by Manpower Services ( Australia) Pty Ltd (ABN 15 071 884 994) ("Manpower") on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia (acting through the Department of Defence) ("Defence"). References to "ADF Careers" in these Terms are references to each of Defence and Manpower.


ADF Careers (DFR) will collect, hold, use and disclose personal information (including sensitive information) for the purposes of providing you information, accepting your application and assessing your eligibility and suitability for service with the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The personal information that you or your authorised representative (i.e. a third party) provide to DFR is confidential within certain legislative limitations. For example, your personal information may be disclosed to the ADF and authorised agents involved in the ADF recruiting process, the Australian Federal Police, or any person with a lawful entitlement to obtain the information.

Your personal information will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988, the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) and DFR's Privacy Statement, and it is important that you are aware of your privacy rights.

To obtain a copy of DFR's Privacy Statement please click here. Alternatively you can request a copy from your Case Manager on 131902 (phone) or at your nearest ADF Careers Centre (DFRC).


ADF Careers will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information against misuse, loss and unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure.

Some parts on this website use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for securing potentially sensitive or personal information. SSL is security technology that is commonly used to secure server to browser transactions. This generally includes the securing of any information passed by a browser (such as a customer's credit card number or password) to a web server (such as an online store). SSL protects data submitted over the Internet from being intercepted and viewed by unintended recipients.

While ADF Careers strives to protect users' personal information and privacy, it cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose online and you disclose that information at your own risk. If you are concerned about security when transmitting data over the Internet you may contact ADF Careers by:

  • Calling the Defence Service Centre on 131902

  • Visiting a ADF Careers Shopfront in your state/city

  • By emailing our webmaster

Third party websites

This site contains links to other sites. ADF Careers is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked websites and those sites are not covered by this Privacy Statement. Third party websites may send their own cookies to users and use other tracking devices, collect data or solicit personal information. Third party websites should have their own privacy policies, which ADF Careers encourages users to read.

Opting out

If you do not wish to receive information about news and promotional events from ADF Careers you will be able to unsubscribe to these at any time through the website.

To opt out, please login to your ADF Careers account via the login link on the home page and select the 'Edit Details' link in the header. In the pop-up screen, uncheck the "I agree to receive communications from ADF Careers" option and submit the form.

Visitors can opt-out of tracking for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using Google's Ads Settings.

Rights to the deletion of Personal Information

To withdraw your personal data from the ADF Active App, open the Application and go to the Settings screen, select Log Out, and then select Delete Account.

Queries and Access

If you have any privacy concerns, or if you would like to access or amend the personal information that ADF Careers holds about you, please contact ADF Careers by:

  • Calling the Defence Service Centre on 131902

  • Visiting a ADF Careers Shopfront in your state/city

  • By emailing our webmaster

ADF Careers will generally provide you with access to the personal information it holds about you, except where it is required or authorised by law to refuse access.

Privacy Notice for Applicants
  • The information supplied on DefenceJobs website is collected by Defence, through ADF Careers, for the purpose of assessing your eligibility and suitability for service with the Australian Defence Force, including the undertaking of medical (including psychological) assessments, and for related purposes including research directed at improving the recruitment process.
  • Personal information about you may be used by Defence and disclosed to the Australian Federal Police and other agencies or persons for the purpose of obtaining information related to the ADF recruitment process. Defence may disclose personal information about you to an overseas agency or person where necessary to obtain information related to the ADF recruitment process including verifying information you have provided.
  • Your personal information may also be disclosed to Commonwealth Departments, agencies, authorities or Ministers for use in connection with assessment or management of, or research concerning, the Australian Defence Force recruitment process.
  • The information you provide on DefenceJobs website may be used in medical (including psychological) assessments as part of the assessment of your eligibility and suitability for service with the Australian Defence Force.
  • If you do not provide the information required by this application form, Defence will not be able to process your application for entry to the Australian Defence Force.
  • If you are enlisted or appointed, your completed application will be retained by the Department of Defence as part of your personal record and may be used for the purpose of making career and personnel management decisions, discipline and used in the security assessment process. If your application is not successful, the information will be retained in accordance with the Archives Act 1983.
  • For further information about the way Defence collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information, see the Defence Privacy Policy available at: or a copy can be obtained from your ADF Careers Centre.
  • The Defence Privacy Policy contains information about how you can request access to, or correction of, your personal information and describes how you may make a complaint if you believe Defence may have breached your privacy.
  • Enquiries regarding the Defence Privacy Policy or Defence's privacy practices should be directed to the Defence Privacy Office at: