Benefits


An exciting, well-paid and rewarding job is just the beginning. In the Air Force you'll enjoy many other benefits too.

Make Friends for Life Make Friends for Life

Make friends for life

Shared experiences are great for bonding and in the Air Force your life will be full of them. Friendships you forge in training could last a lifetime, and with all the travel available you'll soon have mates across Australia and even overseas.


Be Paid to Stay Fit Be Paid to Stay Fit

Be paid to stay fit

On base you'll find gyms, courts and pools, along with teams you can join covering every code from netball to rugby. Many other activities are available through Air Force clubs too, such as sailing, diving, fishing, water skiing and gliding.


Flexibility Flexibility

Find flexibility in the way you can serve

People who join the full-time Air Force are commonly expected to work on a full-time basis. However the ADF has flexible work arrangements available such as the ability to work from home, work from another location or work outside your normal core hours.

With approval from Air Force and subject to service capability requirements, you may be able to work part-time to suit your current situation. Applications will only be considered after completion of recruit and Initial Employment Training, which will typically be several months after appointment/enlistment.


Subsidised Accommodation Subsidised Accommodation

Receive free healthcare and rental assistance

You and your immediate family will benefit from free medical and dental services provided by fully-qualified professionals. Plus, you may receive help with your rent or home loan subsidies if buying.


Opportunities to travel Opportunities to travel

Enjoy travel across Australia and overseas

Exploring at home and abroad is one of the biggest perks of joining the Air Force. On postings and deployments you'll discover new places, meet like-minded colleagues from across the Services and engage with local communities.


Other benefits

A great work/life balance

Work regular hours when on base, leaving plenty of time to pursue family and other interests. 

Time off and away

Take four weeks annual leave plus additional circumstantial leave such as deployments and parental.

Excellent leisure facilities

Relax and unwind in your 'Mess', enjoying food, drink, games, special events and activities.


Humanitarian and disaster-relief work

Enjoy the personal rewards of assisting communities affected by conflict or natural disasters.

Personal and professional development

The Air Force will invest heavily in your education and training, helping you reach your full potential.

Access to the latest technology

In a technical role you'll work at the leading edge of technology on advanced military aircraft.