Air Force

Up there? That's where you'll push the limits of what's possible in a career in Air Force.


Join the Air Force and be part of a diverse and supportive team that alongside the Navy and Army, defends our nation, our people, our values and our way of life. This is achieved by controlling the air, acquiring intelligence through reconnaissance and surveillance, providing air mobility for all operational needs, and supporting combat missions through strike capability.

Peak strategic capability

As the defence landscape changes, the Air Force adapts and evolves to maintain optimum capability. It’s why we:

  • operate some of the most technologically advanced aircraft in the skies
  • deploy cutting-edge intelligence and communications technology
  • develop our people to reach their potential
  • prioritise the wellbeing of our people.

A force for protection, rescue and disaster relief

In addition to defence, we support a broad range of operations in Australia and overseas, including:

  • supporting international security and counter-terrorism initiatives
  • protecting our borders from illegal activity and incursions
  • carrying out search and rescue missions
  • supporting peacekeeping operations
  • helping communities affected by natural disasters.

Work with


Working in Air Force, you’ll push the limits of what’s possible on the ground, in the air, or up in space. You’ll work with world-leading technology in a range of areas, which could include monitoring satellites, or working on projects for new space-based capabilities in Defence Space Command.

Up there?
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What we do


Air Force history

Do your part – part time

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