Benefits


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

Free Medical and Dental Free Medical and Dental

Medical and dental care

The good health of our people is a high priority in the Army, so we offer free healthcare services to all full-time serving members. This care is provided by highly trained doctors, dentists and nurses working in modern, well-equipped facilities.


Flexibility Flexibility

Find flexibility in the way you can serve

People who join the full-time Army 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 Army 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.


Fitness facilities

On base you will find gyms, courts, pools and other fitness facilities, along with teams you can join covering a variety of codes including netball, soccer, hockey, rugby and more. Many other activities are available through Army clubs, such as rock climbing, golf, water skiing, scuba diving and sailing.


Rewarding work, generous benefits and a great lifestyle

Few other employers can offer the blend of career, personal and financial benefits the Army can. You will also enjoy rewarding work and world-class training in a supportive team environment.

Subsidised accommodation

As you may have to move around, we provide assistance with housing including home loan subsidies.

Personal and professional development

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

Opportunities for travel

Enjoy opportunities to undertake national and international travel and experience communities and cultures completely different to your own.


A great work/life balance

Your hours on base will usually be fairly regular, allowing plenty of time for family and leisure.

Extensive leisure facilities

Take time out in your 'Mess', whilst enjoying great food, drinks, games and special events.

Humanitarian and community-support work

Gain immense job satisfaction assisting communities in need within Australia and overseas.


Comprehensive leave entitlements

It's important that you are given time to relax away from the Army, and fulfil personal commitments. You may also need to be compensated for extended military duties. That's why the Army provides access to many different types of leave.

Annual Leave

In the Army you will receive a minimum of 20 days annual leave per year.

Field Leave

You can earn extra leave while participating in exercises or on deployment.

Maternity and Paternity Leave

If you have served for at least 12 months, you can qualify for 52 weeks maternity leave (which includes 14 weeks at full pay or 28 weeks at half pay) and up to 10 days paternity leave is available.


Compassionate Leave

In the unfortunate event that a relative becomes seriously ill or passes away, compassionate leave can be made available.

Compassionate Travel

The Army will do everything it can to get you home if a loved one falls critically ill or you experience a personal crisis.

Long Service Leave

Following 10 years of service, you will be eligible for three months of Long Service Leave.


Other types of leave

You may also be eligible for other types of leave, such as parental leave, extra recreational leave, travel leave, trainee leave, study leave and leave without pay.