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News and Media Releases

The Passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

Defence joins the entire Commonwealth in sorrow for the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. She was the longest serving British sovereign and the impact of her reign has been immeasurable.

An online condolence form has been established.

Special Day for Army

Army marked its 121st year on March 1 with music and cake at Blamey Square near Army HQ in Canberra.

A message from the Chief of Army

Welcome back Army.

New Army Aviation Command Established

The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr today announced the establishment of a new Army Aviation Command.

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Welfare Support

Defence and the Department of Veterans' Affairs care about the welfare of all personnel involved in the IGADF Afghanistan Inquiry and are committed to ensuring there is access to support for individuals and their families.

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In Focus

Part-Time soldier training

Join the Army Reserve and enjoy a rich and rewarding extra dimension to your life and work, while contributing to the defence of Australia. Find an Army Reserve unit near you.

Our values & contract

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.

Anzac Day

Anzac Day falls on the 25th of April each year. The 25th of April was officially named Anzac Day in 1916.

National Institution Statement

The Australian Army is one of the nation’s oldest and most respected institutions. Army is embedded in Australia’s national story and we have an enduring connection to community and country.