About the Air Force



17

Air Force Bases

across Australia

18,000+

Serving Airmen/Airwomen

including 4,000 Reservists

7+

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.


Air Force Reserve

Enjoy a rich and rewarding part-time role

Enjoy a part-time job that complements and enhances your career, offers flexible hours and tax-free pay, and promises an exciting lifestyle that's hard to match in the civilian world.


Technology

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.


Locations

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

Recruiting from a broad mix of cultural backgrounds, the Air Force is committed to career equality. We provide a supportive environment for all personnel, including those with young families.


INDIGENOUS AUSTRALIANS IN THE AIR FORCE

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

Every role in the Air Force is open to women, who enjoy excellent career opportunities, an exciting lifestyle, a supportive environment and equal opportunities for education and advancement.


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.