Dept of Defence


Transfer Ceremony - Pilatus PC-21 Aircraft

09-Aug-2017 9:31 PM
What: Official transfer ceremony of the first fleet of Pilatus PC-21 aircraft and new flight training facilities tour    When:             Friday 11 August 2017 09.00am for

World War I Soldier Honoured

16-Jul-2017 9:00 AM
Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, said today the remains of an Australian soldier killed at the Battle of Fromelles 101 years ago had been identified and the man would be honoured at a ceremony this week. Private Thullier Lake

Update on HMAS Canberra and Adelaide

27-Jun-2017 7:10 AM
HMA Ships Adelaide and Canberra are due to complete their maintenance period this week after rectification of emergent issues with their propulsion systems.   HMAS Adelaide is due to leave the dry dock at Navy’s Fleet Base East today. Once

HMAS Ballarat completes visit to Malaysia

17-Jun-2017 4:10 PM
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Task Group Taji 4 completes deployment in Iraq

17-Jun-2017 10:30 AM
About 300 Australian Defence Force personnel deployed to Operation OKRA are returning to Australia after a six month deployment to Iraq. Outgoing Commander, Colonel Richard Vagg, said the men and women of Task Group 4 made a significant contri

HMAS Newcastle deploys to the Middle East

11-Jun-2017 1:07 PM
HMAS Newcastle and her ship’s company of 230 have departed Garden Island, Sydney on her sixth deployment to the Middle East region.   Family and friends joined the Acting Commander Australian Fleet, Commodore Luke Charles-J

HMAS Ballarat Completes Passage Exercise

10-Jun-2017 5:22 PM
Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Frigate HMAS Ballarat has completed a Passage Exercise (PASSEX) with Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and United States Navy (USN) ships during its South East Asia deployme

ADF Medical Team Arrives in Vietnam for Pacific Partnership 2017

14-May-2017 9:00 AM
A team of Australian Defence Force (ADF) medical specialists have deployed to Vietnam for the final phase of Exercise Pacific Partnership 2017—the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission conducted

Australia Joins US and the Philippines in Major Exercise

08-May-2017 10:05 AM
Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel have deployed to the Philippines for Exercise Balikatan 2017—an annual exercise hosted by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and United States Pacific Command (US PACOM). The ADF will participate i

High explosive training activity at Cultana Training Area

02-May-2017 11:00 AM
7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment (7RAR) will conduct high explosive training that will result in increased noise and smoke within the training area.

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