Army Dress Manual

Australian Army Soldiers on Parade

This policy applies to all ranks of the Australian Army and to any person entitled to wear the Australian Army uniform. This also includes members posted to positions outside the Army group. The Army Dress Manual is the authority for the wearing of all items of dress and embellishments.

Australian soldiers in ceremonial uniforms march as a formed body.

Dress to commemorate

Letter to the Editor of Army news: Should soldiers be permitted to wear uniform at licensed establishments on Anzac Day?

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Australian soldiers show Legacy pins that personnel are permitted to wear on Army general duty dress at certain times of year

Pins approved for general duty dress

Approved charity and commemorative badges can be worn under circumstances outlined in the dress manual

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The Rising Sun Badge

Army Dress Manual

The Chief of Army approved the new Army Dress Manual in December 2012 as a replacement to both volumes of the Army Standing Orders for Dress (ASOD). The Army Dress Manual came into effect on 1 February 2013.

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UCP on slouch hat

Unit Colour Patch Register

The Australian Army first adopted colour patches during the First World War as flags that used a system of shapes and colours to provide unit identity. As a unit identify it was very popular and the decision was made to adopt the patches as part of the uniform.

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RMC Unit Shoudler Patch

Unit Shoulder Patch Register

The Unit Shoulder Patch was adopted with the introduction of the revised style Disruptive Pattern Camouflage Uniform (DPCU) in 2006 that contained a velcro patch on both shoulders. The USP is worn on the right shoulder of DPCU as a unique identifier for members while in Barracks.

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