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.
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.
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.
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.
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.