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Australian Defence Force Academy

Welcome to ADFA

ADFA is a unique partnership between the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and the University of New South Wales (UNSW) which provides training and education for the future leaders of the Navy, Army and Air Force.

Approximately 800 Navy Midshipmen and Army and Air Force Officer Cadets are currently enrolled in the three year training program at ADFA. Another 300 are currently completing a fourth year of academic studies through UNSW. These cadets come from around Australia and, through military exchange programs, from 16 other Defence Forces around the world.

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The Academy Magazine

The 2017 version of The Academy magazine is now available to download. The magazine highlights the activities and achievements of all elements of the Australian Defence Force Academy.

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White Ribbon Day Message

White Ribbon Day Message

To the men and women of the Australian Defence Force Academy.
White Ribbon is Australia’s only national male-led campaign to end men’s violence against women. The movement works through primary prevention initiatives involving awareness raising, education and programs across workplaces and the broader community.

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