May 5 & 6, 2023
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Defence Force Careers

Experience a Rewarding Career that Gives Back

Want to see where your technical skills and interests can take you? Find out how an Australian Defence Force (ADF) career can benefit you. Come talk to current serving military members from the Navy, Army and Air Force at our Defence Force Recruiting

If you have ever wondered what a career in the Navy, Army or Air Force looks like, then you probably aren’t alone. With a breadth of career options available, the volume of choice can be overwhelming. The good news is that there is something for everyone, with work streams available across engineering, trades, healthcare, aviation, and much more.  

So what does the ADF do? It provides a military capability centred on its people and platforms. Working in close cooperation, the Navy, Army and Air Force work as a joint force in defence of our nation, its borders and coastline, as well as providing support during humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and helping communities affected by natural disasters. With highly trained personnel and technically-advanced vessels, vehicles, aircraft and weapons systems, this is a career path unlike any other.

Whether you’re interested in working on land, at sea or in the air, there are many aspects of an ADF career that are comparable to civilian employment. For instance, when you’re not working in a deployed situation you can expect to work at one of the many military bases around Australia.

Defence supports flexible working arrangements for many of its members. While you may be expected to work on a full-time basis, there is also the ability to work from home, work from another location or work outside your normal core hours. This can help you manage your time when life changes.  There is also the option to work part-time with ‘reserve’ roles that give you more time to maintain your current lifestyle and commitments.

In the Navy, you'll be part of a uniquely supportive community, travelling the world and exploring new cultures. The Army will give you the chance to take part in military exercises at home and overseas, working with communities in need or preparing for a role at the forefront of defensive operations. In the Air Force, you could be working with cutting edge aero technology, managing cargo logistics or assisting with aeromedical evacuations anywhere in the world.

Some of the benefits you’ll enjoy include:

  • Earn a good salary from day one, plus generous superannuation and a comprehensive package of allowance and benefits that are hard to match in the civilian world.
    • Get paid while doing your training, with the pay increasing once it is completed and continuing to increase with rank and seniority
  • Free sport and fitness facilities on base – no need for gym memberships!
  • Ability to join special interest clubs such as rock climbing, golf, water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.

 Whether you are considering a role with the Navy, Army or Air Force, you will be rewarded with experiences unlike anything else, new skills and qualifications that will stay with you throughout your career, and a newfound confidence.

Come talk to current serving military members at our recruiting area during the Expo at

Site 249 to find out more or visit defencejobs.gov.au.