In focus

The Australian Army is a large, diverse organisation that operates in Australia and overseas. In focus creates a greater understanding of Army by highlighting our professional activities and people. 

Rank structure of the Australian Army

Australian Army Soldiers on Parade

The rank system forms the backbone of the Australian Army’s structure and it defines a soldier or officer’s role and degree of responsibility. The ranks are based upon the ranks of the British Army although there are some differences in the way that they are displayed.

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Equipment and clothing

Leopard Tanks conduct manoeuvres during Exercise Predators Strike.

The Australian Army constantly strives to provide its members with quality, effective equipment and clothing. This enables our people to maintain high levels of professionalism and meet mission objectives with the right equipment.

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I'm an Australian Soldier

I'm An Australian Soldier

The ‘I’m an Australian Soldier’ initiative is built on nine aspirational core behaviours, which describe a soldier ready to meet any challenges on operations. The challenge is to ensure we work towards a common goal: developing our soldiers for the challenges of the future.

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Army Recruit Training Centre

Blamey Barracks - HOME OF THE SOLDIER

The Army Recruit Training Centre at Kapooka, near Wagga Wagga, trains and prepares the Army's newest recruits to the required standards in core military knowledge and skills, and to develop in them soldierly qualities.

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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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