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Welcome to Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre

The Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre (ADFWC) is a tri-Service unit within Joint Education, Training and Warfare Command (JETWC) and the Vice Chief of Defence Force (VCDF) Group. The ADFWC is located at RAAF Base Williamtown, approximately 30 kilometers north of Newcastle, in New South Wales, Australia.


The Australian Defence Force Warfare Centre is part of a broader joint education and training environment that values the lessons and experiences of the past yet at the same time has the courage and the spirit to apply personal expertise and opinion to those lessons and experience. The ADFWC encourages staff and students to question traditional thought, blend individual service professionalism into the joint environment, innovate new ideas, search the world for the ideas of others and to test ideas and concepts against our emerging environment. The ADFWC aims to maximise the learning and training experience for everyone influenced by ADFWC activities.

The role of the ADFWC is to enhance ADF Joint and Combined operational capability. Capability is comprised of force structure ( including doctrine and individual training) and preparedness (including development, training, exercises and evaluation).


The role of the ADFWC is to enhance ADF Joint and Combined operational capability through the review and development of joint doctrine; development and delivery of joint individual training (including peace operations training); and provision of simulation support to selected stakeholders in the wider ADO. Specifically, the role of the ADF POTC, which is part of the ADFWC, is to act in the interests of the ADF and Australia to enhance regional and global security and stability, via engagements with other government, non-government, and military organisations, both domestic and international.

Key Outputs

  • Coordinate the development and promulgation of Joint and Combined ADF doctrine in accordance with 'DI(G) ADMIN 20-1 Australian Defence Force Joint Doctrine
  • Develop and conduct individual joint training for ADO and other government personnel to enhance their effectiveness in a Joint/Combined operational environment, in accordance with DI(G) OPS 30-1 (Joint Warfare Individual Training Policy within ADFWC)
  • Provide joint constructive and virtual simulations to support ADFWC and other Defence organisations.
  • Conduct of Peace Operations training and international engagements.