About the Air Force

Air Force Bases

across Australia

Serving Aviators

including 4,000 Reservists

Aircraft Platforms

from surveillance to fighter

Our Purpose & Work
Discover what the Air Force does and why

Find out about our core defence function, how we maintain our tactical and strategic capability, and other important roles we perform such as disaster relief and search and rescue.

Discover what gives us our edge

The Air Force operates at the leading edge of technical capability, with world-class aircraft, sophisticated ICT systems and advanced weapon systems and equipment.

Air Force 360°
Experience the best of Air Force Aviation in 360°

We’ve created a virtual world and filled it with all things Air Force. Survey an airfield, meet and hear from aviation personnel and get up close with some of our most advanced aircraft.

See where you will work when you join us

The Air Force operates from air bases across Australia. During exercises and in response to international events, we also use the aviation facilities of partner governments and strategic allies.

People & Diversity
Read about Air Force recruitment policies

All Australians are welcomed into the Air Force, regardless of gender, sexuality, ethnic origin or cultural background. From training to employment to promotion opportunities, we are committed to equality for all.

Explore opportunities for Indigenous Australians

Learn about the benefits thousands of Aboriginal Australians and Torres Strait Islanders enjoy, including financial security, rewarding work and personal development in jobs that include representing and mentoring in communities.

Women in the Air Force
Learn about our commitment to equality

The Air Force offers a range of exciting career opportunities to everyone, regardless of gender. We champion gender equality and provide a uniquely supportive working environment.

Air Force heritage
Learn about our tradition of proud service

The roots of the Royal Australian Air Force extend back to the early days of aviation, and we have made important contributions to defence and peacekeeping initiatives across the globe ever since.