Our Purpose & Work
The Australian Army is one of the world's leading military forces. Learn about our key land-based operations, our overseas engagements, our contribution to disaster relief, and our vision for the future.
Protecting the interests of Australia and our people
The Australian Army is the foundation of the nation’s land power. As part of the joint force, it promotes and protects Australia’s interests, deters threats to Australia’s sovereignty and, if necessary, defeats them.
We provide a formidable military capability built upon courage, initiative, respect and teamwork; combined with the use of cutting-edge weapons, vehicles and military technology.
Helping communities and supporting international operations
In addition to defending our nation, the Army supports a broad range of operations in Australia and overseas, including:
- supporting international security and counter-terrorism initiatives,
- protecting our borders from illegal activity and incursions,
- supporting humanitarian and peacekeeping operations, and
- helping communities affected by natural disasters.
Your Army Corps
Royal Australian Armoured Corps
Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery
Royal Australian Engineers
Royal Australian Corps of Signals
Royal Australian Infantry Corps
Australian Army Aviation Corps
Australian Intelligence Corps
Royal Australian Army Chaplains Department
Royal Australian Corps of Transport
Royal Australian Army Medical Corps
Royal Australian Army Dental Corps
Royal Australian Army Ordnance Corps
Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Royal Australian Army Educational Corps
Australian Army Public Relations Service
Australian Army Catering Corps
Royal Australian Army Pay Corps
Australian Army Legal Corps
Royal Australian Corps of Military Police
Australian Army Psychology Corps
Australian Army Band Corps
Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps
Adapting to complex strategic environments
The defence landscape is changing at an unprecedented rate, with potential threats coming from areas barely envisaged a decade ago.
As a modern and forward-thinking organisation, the Army is constantly evolving to meet these complex challenges. This includes maintaining our ability to deploy effectively when required to. We invest in the latest military technology, and provide world-class training to ensure all personnel are equipped with the skills to adapt to future strategic needs.