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Australian Federation Guard supports Korean War commemorations

A contingent from Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) is in Korea to support activities commemorating the 60th anniversary of the Korean War battles..... Read the full article.

AFG welcomes Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

On October 19th shortly after 6pm, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip touched down at Defence Establishment Fairbairn on the Queens 16th official visit..... Read the full article.

Australian Peacekeepers Memorial Service

A commemorative ceremony to mark the 64th anniversary of Australia’s involvement in peacekeeping was held at the future sire of the Australian Peacekeeping ..... Read the full article.

AFG raises almost $75,000 for Legacy

For the last three years Legacy Week has been a significant event in the calendar of Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG). Legacy Week took place from..... Read the full article.

Adventure Training

Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) is regularly tasked with providing ceremonial support for various events. Due to the nature of the unit’s core activities AFG runs a lot of adventurous and other interesting training..... Read the full article.

Royal Brisbane Show (EKKA)

On 12 August 11, Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) provided a Royal Guard to the Governor-General as she officially opened the Royal Brisbane Show (EKKA)..... Read the full article.

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'Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel' Commemorative Ceremony

AFG proudly participated in the ‘Fuzzy Wuzzy Angel’ Commemorative Medallion Ceremony, in Papua New Guinea (PNG) on July 24..... Read the full article.

AFG in Italy

Australia's Federation Guard in Rome Military Parade

A contingent of ADF personnel from Australia’s Federation Guard participated in the Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day) military parade in Rome..... Read the full article.

Precision Drill Team in Brunei

Precision Drill Team at Brunei Military Tattoo

Australia’s Federation Guard’s (AFG) Precision Drill Team (PDT) attended the Brunei Military Tattoo between 31 May – 2 June. The PDT worked together with the RAN Band to develop display of precision drill.... Read the full article.

PTE Mattingly in Cemetery

Battle of Greece and Crete

On May 15, a contingent from Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) will travel to Greece and Crete to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Greece and Crete... Read the full article.

Greek Ambassador hosts Australian Army Lieutenant

Greek Ambassador Hosts Australian Army Lieutenant

The Embassy of Greece in Canberra recently hosted a visit from Australian Army Lieutenant Luke Haitas to discuss upcoming ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the Battle for Greece and Crete.... Read the full article.

Ceremonial activities in Villers-Bretonneux

Around the World for ANZAC day

“ANZAC day is the day we remember all Australians who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations... Read the full article.

FLTLT Smith laid to rest in France

WWII Flight Lieutenant Henry 'Lacy' Smith laid to rest in France

On 19 April 2011 Australian World War II Flight Lieutenant (FLTLT) Henry ‘Lacy’ Smith was  buried with full military honours in France... Read the full article.

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AFG welcome Prime Minister of Mongolia

CANBERRA woke to the sound of a 19-gun salute from Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) when the President of Mongolia, Elbegdorj Tsakhia... Read the full article.

AFG PT Session

VCDF joins AFG Physical Training Session

The Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant General (LTGEN) David Hurley found time in his busy schedule to join Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) for a physical training... Read the full article.

Australia Day 2011

Australia Day 2011

Australia’s Federation Guard (AFG) conducted the 2011 Australia Day Parade and Flag Raising Ceremony at Regatta Point, Canberra. The Guard was reviewed... Read the full article.

Top 10 Reasons

to choose AFG for your next posting...

  • 01

    The biggest benefit of being paid to study was that I didn't need to worry about how I would support myself financially. I could focus on my studies and training, and on achieving my Bachelor's degree. And with subsidised accommodation, meals and utilities, I found I could use more of my money on the things that I wanted.


    Travel all over Australia and the world
  • 02

    When I was looking at universities, I was afraid that coming to ADFA would mean sacrificing the quality of my education. After doing some research I found that UNSW@ADFA had the best student to teacher ratio in the country, and that UNSW is considered one of the top 20 universities in the world. Knowing that made my decision much easier.


    Meet and work with the men and women of the other services
  • 03

    Be apart of the Australian Defence Force premier ceremonial unit
  • 04

    ADFA provides cadets an opportunity to develop their own potential. It's not a steep learning curve - its slow and gradual over three years. It starts with learning to be part of a team, then learning our own strengths and weaknesses, before we learn to lead others. This gives us the chance to develop as individuals before we take on roles as junior officers.


    Undertake adventure training and personal development programs
  • 05

    Challenge yourself with exciting and rewarding experiences not available at other units
  • 06

    Opportunity to study
  • 07

    Join the Australian Defence Force Precision Drill team

    Ten years after graduating ADFA, my best friend is still the Navy Officer who I met during recruiting. Despite the difficulties of long distance during our careers in the Navy, we have maintained that closeness. We lived next door to each other in first year at ADFA, now we're living in the same city and catching up all the time.


  • 08

    Welcome all the visiting heads of state and government to Australia
  • 09

    Regain stability for you and your family after a high tempo posting

    Studying at a postgraduate level has been a fantastic learning experience. I have spent a great deal of time researching a topic of my own choosing, and the funding I received through the AJ Hayter Scholarship has helped me make the most of the opportunity.


  • 10

    Honour Australia’s military history and traditions
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