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.

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Multicultural diversity

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.

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Equal opportunities

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.

Pathways 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.

Find out more about these pathways on the Women in the Army page:

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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.

Pathways for Indigenous Australians

These flexible enlistment pathways have been developed with the needs of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in mind.

Start when it suits you

Recruit When Ready is for you if you've shown us you have what it takes, and are keen to get a job in the Army as soon as possible.

  • Lets you start at a time that suits your lifestyle and personal circumstances
  • Open to all General Entry roles

Choose where to work

Recruit to Area is for you if serving near a specific location is important to you, for reasons such as family commitments.

  • First posting can be near your home or another desired place
  • Open to all General Entry roles
  • Available for first posting, after completion of recruit and initial employment training

Build your fitness and resilience

The Indigenous Pre-Recruit Program is for you if you feel you may benefit from assistance with resilience, confidence and fitness.

  • Requires a minimum fitness level of 4 push-ups, 20 sit-ups and 6.1 Beep test score
  • Can be combined with Recruit to Area pathway

Prepare for a career in the Army

The Army Indigenous Development Program is for you if you show potential but would benefit from opportunities in areas such as your level of education, aptitude, health, fitness or resilience.

  • No minimum fitness level required
  • Involves completion of a TAFE Cert II in Foundation Skills

To find out more about these pathways, call 13 19 01 or contact a recruiter: