Gap Year Now Open
A Gap Year in the Army is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Army could be like, but also to have a year full of adventure, new friends, new skills, leadership, and travel.
An ADF Gap Year is a truly unique opportunity for you to grow and figure out what next step you’ll take in life.
A Gap Year unlike any other
Earn a good salary plus generous Super
Learn practical and leadership skills
Enjoy a healthy and varied lifestyle
Get fit and participate in numerous sports
Meet new people and make great friends
Benefit from free medical and dental
Applications now open
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Looking for a gap year that gives you more?
There's a lot that makes an ADF Gap Year so fulfilling. It’s an opportunity to get a feel for military life while enjoying unique experiences.
Gap Year Warehouse Assistant
Hear how Olivia has grown as a person during her Gap Year.
Army Warehouse Assistant
Hear about how essential Chelcie’s role is to the Army, even as a Gap Year Recruit.
Gap Year Administration Assistant
Hear how being approachable is important for Hannah’s Gap Year role.
Gap Year Infantry Soldier
Hear how Willis has learned things he’s proud of during his Gap Year.
Army Recruit Training at Kapooka
Recruits undertake initial recruit training, learning the skills required to become Army soldiers.
Army march out parade
Watch recruits in their March Out Parade where they proudly become Australian Soldiers.
Army driver specialist training
Gap Year trainees learn how to operate technically advanced military vehicles.
Army Enoggera Barracks
Meet the Gap Year members at work and at play, and hear how they make the most of their time in the Army.