ADFA Chief of the Defence Force Parade

Saturday 25 February 2023
Australian Defence Force Academy Campus, Campbell ACT
9:30 am

The Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA) will conduct the 2023 Chief of the Defence Force (CDF) Parade on Saturday 25 February from 9:30 am to 11:00 am.

The CDF Parade is held annually following the completion of initial military training by incoming trainee officers, and marks their acceptance as members of the corps of Navy Midshipmen, Army and Air Force Officer Cadets at the Academy.

This year over 340 trainee officers will participate in the CDF Parade.

Attendance at the CDF Parade is via invitation only. Invited guests should enter the ADFA Campus via the gates on Fairbairn Avenue at Robert Campbell Road, and then proceed to Hopkins Drive and follow the parking instructions.

At approximately 10:10am and 10:45am a Royal Australian Air Force C-17 will fly over the Parade.

Members of the public can view the Parade via live-stream on the ADFA Facebook page and on the ADFA YouTube channel.

Media wishing to attend the Parade must register via (02) 6127 1999 or