Organisation structure

The Defence portfolio consists of a number of military and corporate organisations that together are responsible for supporting the defence of Australia and its national interests.

The two most significant bodies are the:

  • Australian Defence Force
  • Department of Defence.

Australian Defence Force

Commanded by the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) is the Australian Defence Force (ADF) incorporates the following units:

As well as the services:

Department of Defence

Reporting to the Secretary of Defence are the following groups:

Other entities

Defence also contains a number of smaller entities, including: