Army life

The first female Regimental Sergeant Major at the 1st Recruit Training Battalion Warrant Officer Trudy Casey

The Australian Army is respected for the professionalism, integrity and initiative shown by our soldiers and civilians in protecting our nation. In the Australian Army, we offer our uniformed and civilian members a range of opportunities to develop interesting and exciting careers. Working for Army is not simply a career choice. As a member you become part of our Army family, one that offers encouragement, education and support.

Cadets from the Royal Military College, Duntroon

Army careers

Putting you in command of your career. Providing information to assist you in your career decisions and the tools to have a greater involvement in the management of your career.

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An Australian Army soldier in ceremonial uniform.

Defence clothing online store

Defence Online Clothing Store is a joint initiative between Joint Logistics Command (JLC) and its National Clothing Store Contractor, Serco Sodexo Defence Services (SSDS) to provide an online clothing catalogue and ordering solution that utilises the current clothing store network and operations.

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A defence house


The Army provides subsidised accommodation for its full time soldiers. When a soldier is assigned a new posting, the Army meets the costs of moving personal possessions, within certain limits. Further information on accommodation through Defence Housing Australia and removals through Toll Transitions are provided below to assist soldiers and their families.

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Australian army Medic in the Soloman Islands

Health and welfare

The Australian Army considers the health and welfare of its soldiers and their families to be paramount. This section provides information on a range of services to support the Army Family.

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Stack of money


We have provided useful links for both serving members and their families relating to a range of areas including pay and conditions, superanuation, retirement and death benefits.

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The Army women's rugby team play against New Zealand

Sport and recreation

Sport, teamwork and fitness are a big part of Army life. From Water Polo to Rugby Union, opportunities exist for our members to participate in their sport of choice.

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Private Liam Haven lead the parade guided by two of his best mates Private Daniel Ball (left) and Private Ian Dick (right) all from 6RAR

Wounded, Injured and Ill Digger

Army continues to learn from our experience of managing wounded, injured and ill soldiers, evolving this framework as the Army Support to Wounded, Injured and Ill Program (SWIIP).

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Australian Army Medals

Honours and Awards

There are many different types of recognition such as medals, citations, commendations and badges. To view information about awards issued under the Australian Honours and Awards system please follow the link to Defence Honours and Awards.

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Corporal Ray Towns from Force Support Unit – Six with his son and wife during the farewell parade held at Lavarack Barracks on March 16.


The health and welfare of soldiers and their families is paramount. This section provides families with a range of information on services and organisations available for families.

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Australian WWII Veterans observe the commemorative ceremony at Phaleron Commonwealth War Cemetery


Whilst you may no longer serve in the Australian Army there are a number of support and ex-service organisations that can provide services and support to you and your family.

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Waves break over rocks on Coogee, Sydney

Army Amenities Fund

The AAF Company is a Trustee of Army Amenities Fund and Messes Trust Fund. The Company is a not for profit organisation and was incorporated in the early eighties.

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