Defence Reconciliation Action Plan

The Australian Defence Force is committed to reconciliation and recognises the traditional owners of the lands, seas, and skies we defend.

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Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Pathways

There’s a wide range of exciting jobs on offer, and tailored programs designed to assist Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders to start their ADF careers with confidence.

Help for making great life and career choices

Career Coaches

Our dedicated Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Career Coaches can help you find a job you’ll love and can answer any questions along the way.


Meet and chat with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander personnel serving in the ADF. Learn from their experiences and get your questions answered.


Find an event near you, chat to us in person, or give us a call.


Hear from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander personnel about why they joined, what they love about working in the ADF, and how their family supported them.

Stay connected to your culture

Find out how the Navy has helped Kelly connect with her traditional culture, and balance family life with a rewarding career.

Grow in your career and as a person

Discover how Natalie fulfilled her potential in the Army and became a mentor for young Indigenous people.

Be supported and feel proud to serve

Watch Coomara and Grace’s story to find out what it’s really like when a loved one joins the ADF.

Speak with Career Coaches now

Talk with our dedicated Career Coaches for Indigenous and Torres Strait Islanders. Discover the different ways you can start a life-changing career in the ADF.

Choose a Service to discover more

There are three Services in the Australian Defence Force, each with unique opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders.


Explore roles in the Navy and utilise advanced technology to defend the seas, land and sky.


Discover a role in the Army and enjoy an exciting lifestyle, world-class training and endless opportunities to develop.

Air Force

Find a role working in or around state-of-the-art aircraft and technology in the Air Force.