People & Diversity
All Australians are welcomed into the Army, regardless of gender, ethnic origin or cultural background. From training to employment to promotion opportunities, we are committed to equality for all.
Army personnel are drawn from all sections of Australian society, bringing with them a unique blend of skills, strengths and knowledge. We recognise that to be respected and supported, our armed forces must represent our whole society, and should reflect the rich multicultural diversity of Australia itself.
We offer over 100 roles across a variety of disciplines and professions, and welcome applications from all Australians. Our selection processes are free from racial and gender bias.
Army recruitment and development procedures are designed to identify and nurture potential. We seek out the very best people for each role based on natural ability, education and aptitude, and invest heavily in their professional development, whatever their background and gender.
We are committed to keeping our promotion and remuneration policies unbiased and based on effort and achievement.
Careers for women
The Army has introduced five flexible ways to join, with the needs of female candidates in mind. They include your choice of location, convenient start dates, assistance with fitness and two-year roles.
Pathways for Indigenous Australians
The Army is an excellent employment option for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, with its supportive community, cultural networks, and opportunities for education and advancement.
Flexible entry pathways may be offered to those with specific location or timing needs, or who do not yet reach the academic or fitness standards generally required for entry into the Army.
Assistance for families
The Army is sensitive to the personal needs of our people, at all stages of their lives. In addition to offering an excellent work/life balance, we ensure that working mums and dads are given the flexibility and support to manage their family commitments without detriment to their Army careers.
We provide extended leave and part-time work options when appropriate, and offer flexible work arrangements to accommodate changes in circumstances, such as starting a family.
Support for our people
The Army is a dynamic and exciting workplace where you'll make some great friends, gain new skills and get involved in rewarding work.
We benefit from being a unique community where those from every background enjoy equal support and attention to their emotional wellbeing; whether it be from their mates, their colleagues or commanders.