A Navy career offers far more than just rewarding work, a competitive salary package and an exciting lifestyle with opportunities to travel. You'll receive many material benefits too.
Free medical and dental care
It's important to remain healthy in the Navy, and fit for duty. So you'll receive free healthcare services ashore and at sea, provided by highly trained doctors, dentists and nurses working in modern, well-equipped clinics and hospitals.
Free sport and fitness facilities
You'll find everything you need to play sport and keep fit on base, plus special interest clubs for activities such as dragon boat racing, skiing, scuba diving and sailing. Ships and submarines have gym equipment too plus other avenues for exercise.
You may have to move around during your Navy career, so we provide assistance with housing. During training you'll live on base; then after that whether you rent or buy, the ADF may help with the costs including providing home loan subsidies.
Find flexibility in the way you can serve
People who join the full-time Navy 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 Navy 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.
Opportunities to travel
Exploring the world is one of the biggest perks of working with the Navy; engaging with communities from overseas as well as personnel from other Navies. The experiences you share will last you a lifetime, as will the friendships you make along the way.