Joining the Army



Can I join the Army?

Find out if you have what it takes

If you're an average Australian who's completed Year 10, there's a good chance you can. Check out the specific requirements here.


How to join the Army

Read all you need to know about the process

Even if you haven't decided on a specific Army role yet, simply click the 'apply now' button to start your application. Or click below for more about what's involved.


Soldier Training at Kapooka

Learn what's involved

Every soldier starts their career at Kapooka, the ‘home of the soldier’. It’s where you will be transformed from a civilian into a fit, capable, confident and resourceful member of the Army.


Officer Training at the Royal Military College

Learn to lead and manage

Through Army officer training you'll learn to lead on the world stage, acquiring knowledge, skills and experience that will benefit your whole career. It all starts in Canberra at ‘RMC’.