Gap Year


A Gap Year in the Navy is not only a chance to experience what a career in the Navy 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

It’s a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Navy, without committing to a longer period. In a Gap Year role you'll:



Apply now for 2019

ADF Gap Year Navy Officer is a new offering. Intakes will be in January 2019 and July 2019. There are limited places, so apply now.



Not ready for Gap Year 2019? Register your interest for 2020.

Applications for Gap Year 2019 for the below roles are now closed. Applications for the 2020 program will open in March 2019. Register your interest to receive updates and don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unique experience.


Check out other Gap Year opportunities

If you haven't found what you're looking, or you are open to other suggestions, see what Gap Year roles are available in the Army and Air Force here:




Gap Year Frequently Asked Questions

It's a unique opportunity to get a feel for a career in the Services, without committing to a longer period. See below for more information.