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including 4,000 Reservists
from surveillance to fighter
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.
The Air Force operates at the leading edge of technical capability, with world-class aircraft, sophisticated ICT systems and advanced weapon systems and equipment.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.