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News and Media Releases

New Army Aviation Command Established

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

A boost for Army Health

On November 19, Army will take the first steps towards establishing a new health brigade – the 2nd Brigade – which will return to Army’s order of battle in 2023 after being disbanded in 1946.

Prepared for high-risk weather season

Days before an exercise to test their search-and-rescue skills, soldiers from the 31st/42nd Battalion, Royal Queensland Regiment (31/42RQR), found themselves on an urgent community-aid task, assisting police and SES to search for a missing Queensland man near Mackay.

Ten years of Marine Rotational Force – Darwin

On November 16, 2011, Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard and United States President Barack Obama announced an extension of Australia’s existing Defence alliance with the United States. 

A day to reflect and remember

Each year on Remembrance Day, Australians at home and abroad fall silent to remember the sacrifice of those who gave their lives in service to the nation.

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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.