Our values & contract

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.

These core values form the bedrock of everything we do:

  • Courage – I am resilient and always act with integrity, moral and physical courage and encourage others to do the same. I am courageous on the battlefield, in the barracks and in public.
  • Initiative – I take action to continuously improve myself, my team and Army, not only on the battlefield but in all areas, all the time.
  • Respect – I value differences. I always respect others through my actions and my words.
  • Teamwork – We work together to achieve our tasks, objectives and mission.

To read more about Our contract with Australia, visit the Good Soldiering page.

Army has a solemn obligation to our nation. Our contract with Australia:

I'm an Australian soldier who is an expert in close combat
I am physically and mentally tough
compassionate and courageous
I lead by example, I strive to take the initiative
I am committed to learning and working for the team
I believe in trust, loyalty and respect
for my Country, my mates and the Army
the Rising Sun is my badge of honour
I am an Australian Soldier – always.