A diverse ADF is a capable ADF

All roles in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) are open for men and women to apply.

Defence has introduced initiatives to help us attract the best talent from the widest possible talent pool.

Women account for 51 per cent of Australians and are a critical part of this talent pool yet women remain significantly under-represented in the ADF. The ADF has set goals for female participation rates of 15 per cent for the Army and 25 per cent for the Navy and Air Force by 2023.