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Australian Defence Force Academy


For general enquiries, enquries regarding ADFA events, or to contact individuals at the Academy, please contact the Defence Switchboard on 1300 333 362.


All questions regarding entry to the Australian Defence Force Academy should be directed to Defence Force Recruiting on 13 19 01.

To be selected for ADFA, you will need to submit two applications - one to join the Australian Defence Force, and one to attend the University of New South Wales.

The first step in the application process is to call 13 19 01 or visit or speak to your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre.

Academy Visits

Academic Study – UNSW Canberra:, who will be able to provide you with all the information need to complete successful studies.

Military Career at ADFA : Contact Defence Force Recruiting on 13 19 01 or

Tours of the Academy facilities (UNSW Canberra and ADFA Military) are conducted for organised groups on Wednesdays between 1300 – 1500. Academy visits will be conducted during the following months each year: 2nd Wednesday of March through to 3rd Wednesday June, 2nd Wednesday July through to 2nd Wednesday August, 1st Wednesday September through to last Wednesday October and 3rd Wednesday November through to 1st Wednesday December.

Tour bookings requests will only be actioned and confirmed that year in which the tour is being conducted.

To arrange a visit of ADFA/UNSW Canberra facilities and get a firsthand experience of studying at ADFA, please contact the Visit Liaison Officer on 02 6268 8541 or visit

ADFA in conjunction with UNSW Canberra conduct tours for organised groups. If you’re an individual and would like to be part of tour group, please contact your local Defence Force Recruiting Centre on 13 19 01 or email

External Support Request

If you would like ADFA support for your event, or the use of ADFA’s facilities (excluding Adams Auditorium), please email: Requests to use ADFA’s Adams Auditorium should be directed to: in the first instance, with a minimum of three weeks notice required.

Public Affairs

For media support, please contact the ADFA Communications Advisor via email For Defence media enquiries please contact the Defence Public Affairs Operation Centre on (02) 6127 1999 or email

Information about upcoming events at ADFA can also be found on our News and Events page.

Postal Address

Australian Defence Force Academy
PO Box 7916
Canberra BC, ACT, 2610

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