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The Australian Army

The Australian Army 

The Australian Army is different from the Australian Navy because it deals with operations on land. The Army consists of a strictly disciplined set of men and women who belong to the group in service of their nation. We are the country’s professional, powerful, and most effective weapon for any internal or external attacks. Our values include having a sense of loyalty towards the nation and developing trust and respect among ourselves. Hence, all persons in service must be patriotic and dedicated to protecting all persons’ interests in Australia, even at their own expense.

The Australian Army engages in frequent training and exercises. It also provides soldiers with various assignments and keeps up with security concerns in the nation. Our significant duties include protecting the country, avoiding conflicts, disaster management and, fighting external wars. Our strengths and capabilities are tested in an integrated environment with other defence units (Navy and Air Force) or our allies’ surroundings. Our activities involve post-war obligations such as searching, recovering, and identifying Australians reported missing after a casualty. The unit responsible for this is known as the UWC-A (Unrecovered War Casualties-Army).

Through the help of the AARC (Australian Army Research Centre), the Army conducts research and investigations on military areas such as employment, which it can improve. The centre also partners with other defence forces, agencies, corporate bodies, and governments to achieve its aims and objectives. The body in charge of publishing the Australian Army Journal runs a blog and produces a paper and seminar series.

The Australian Army assists you in building a career in the Ministry. We provide a variety of options to select from and guide you through your choice with our tips. We also help sharpen your skills with our development tools. Our training sessions that commence from the first recruitment are undoubtedly the best and offered by our institutions across the country. Our institutions are mainly RMC-Duntroon, Kapooka training centre, AASAM, Soldier Training, and Australian Defence Force Academy.

The Australian Army has a history unit responsible for collecting data and artefacts, developing policies and programs, and documenting other activities for record-keeping. The historical department has recorded the involvement and contribution of the Army in the following.


The Australian Army observes holidays or celebrates certain days as a mark of achievement or respect for an event. These days include Anzac Day, Australia Day; Catafalque Party; Dawn service, For the Fallen, Gorget Patches; Lanyards, In Flanders Fields, Remembrance Day, The last post and The Pace stuck among several others.


It refers to all museums under the Australian Army’s management, regardless of whether they are corps museums or Regional Museums. They are located across the country. However, restrictions are currently being placed on them all due to the pandemic.


It refers to symbols by which the Army is recognised. These symbols, which are the iconic rising sun, corps emblem, unit emblem, etc., are protected by law and may not be used without our brand manager’s permission.