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.


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.


Women in the ADF

Learn about our commitment to equality

Across every one of our 200+ roles, the ADF offers excellent career opportunities for women. We champion gender equality and provide a uniquely supportive working environment.


Heritage

Learn about our traditions and proud service

Through two World Wars and service in countries such as Malaya, Korea, Vietnam, Rwanda, Somalia, Iraq and Afghanistan; Army personnel have made important contributions to defence and peacekeeping initiatives.