Who we are

Australian Army Soldiers on partol in Afghanistan.

The Australian Army is a respected institution comprised of professional men and women who serve the nation. The Australian Army is Australia’s military land force and is part of the Australian Defence Force.  We provide a potent, versatile and modern Army which contributes to the security of Australia, protecting its interests and people.

Members of the 1st Signal Regiment, who formed the guard of honour for the centenary parade, prepare to present arms as they commemorate 100 years since the inception of the 1st Division.

Our values

Army’s cultural and ethical foundation is its values and the bonds of trust and respect between each and every person who joins in service to our nation.

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Australian Flag

Our contract with Australia

Army has a solemn obligation to our nation. This is our contract.

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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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Chief of Army, Lieutenant General D. Morrison, AO


Our leaders are at the forefront of a world class Army effectively meeting 21st century challenges. They ensure Army contributes to the protection and advancement of Australia’s national interests.

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Victoria Cross for Australia

Victoria Cross for Australia recipients

Since it was introduced in January 1991, four Australian Army soldiers have been awarded the Victoria Cross for Australia, the pre-eminent award for acts of bravery in wartime and our country’s highest honour.

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CAPT Ashley Judd

Meet our people

To be part of the Australian Army is to be part of protecting our country, its national interests and its people, as well as helping other nations to recover from conflict or natural disaster. We invite you to meet some of our exceptional people.

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Cadets from the Royal Military College Duntroon on Parade


The corps of the Australian Army perform specific combat, combat support or combat service support roles that have shaped their growth, development and the generation of esprit de corps that characterises each and is a source of pride to the members of that corps.

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The Queen Mothers Banner escort party led by Lieutenant Mathew Opitz, unfurl the Banner for the final time.

Divisions and Brigades

The command structure of the Australian Army is hierarchical. Divisions and Brigades are responsible for administering groupings of smaller units that are comprised of Regular Army (full-time), Army Reserve (part-time) or a combination of both.

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Australian Army Soldiers on Parade

Rank structure of the Australian Army

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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Army Indigenous Strategy

Army Indigenous community

Army supports the Australian Government’s Closing the Gap commitment made in 2008 to improve the lives of Indigenous Australians.

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