Copyright and Privacy Policy


Terms & Conditions


The use of this website is subject to the following Terms & Conditions.

The website is operated by Adecco Australia Pty Ltd (ABN 91 0062 533 36) (“Adecco”) on behalf of the Commonwealth of Australia (acting through the Department of Defence) (“Defence”). References to “ADF Careers” in these Terms are references to each of Defence and Adecco.


Copyright Policy


The material contained on this website is copyright. Unless otherwise stated, you may download, display, print and reproduce material contained on the ADF Careers website in unaltered form only (retaining this notice and imagery metadata) for your personal, non-commercial use, or use within your family or organisation. The Commonwealth of Australia reserves the right to require you to cease use of any copyrighted material. Entities wishing to make ADF Careers content accessible through their website may link to the required content on this site.

Material on this website cannot be used to imply an endorsement from, or an association with, Defence (without prior written permission obtained through the Defence Web Manager). Apart from any use as permitted under the Copyright Act 1968, all other rights are reserved.

Bona fide news media organisations only may republish and archive photographs and other material from the ADF Careers website for reporting news free of charge and without seeking further authorisation from the Commonwealth, subject to the following conditions:

1. Commonwealth copyright and Defence origin must be appropriately acknowledged with status at least equal to other credits;

2. Users may not purport to license or assign copyright to other parties; and may not charge customers for its intellectual content; although they may charge for their production, research and retrieval, and distribution components of republishing;

3. Material from this website must not be used in advertising, displays, other websites, or in any public or mass media context other than reporting news, without specific written authorisation from Defence; and

4. The Commonwealth reserves all other rights.

Linking to this website

You may link to the ADF Careers website at your own risk and expense. You must not, however, alter any material contained on this website or frame or reformat any part of the website on any other website. The Commonwealth of Australia reserves the right to require you to remove any of your links to this website.


ADF Careers operates this website for the purpose of disseminating information free of charge for the benefit of the public. ADF Careers monitors the quality of the information available on this website and updates the information regularly. However, ADF Careers gives no express or implied warranties, and makes no representations, in relation to this website or the accuracy, reliability, currency or completeness of any material contained on this website or on any linked site.

Where conditions and warranties implied by law cannot be excluded, ADF Careers limits its liability, where it is entitled to do so, to the resupply of the relevant service, or paying the user the cost of that resupply. Otherwise, ADF Careers and its officers, employees, agents and representatives will not be liable for any loss or damage (including consequential loss or damage) to any person, however caused (whether by negligence or otherwise) which may arise directly or indirectly in respect of any error, omission or misrepresentation in any information provided on this website.

ADF Careers recommends that users exercise their own skill and care with respect to their use of this website and that users carefully evaluate the accuracy, currency, completeness and relevance of the material on the website for their purposes.

This website is not a substitute for independent professional advice and users should obtain any appropriate professional advice relevant to their particular circumstances.

Defence is aware of organisations offering pre-application training services which they claim may assist individuals in preparing to apply for a job in the Australian Defence Force. Defence advises that all successful applicants for the Australian Defence Force are carefully selected via a rigorous evaluation process and it does not endorse the pre-application training services offered by third party organisations.

This website contains links to other websites that are external to ADF Careers and while ADF Careers takes reasonable care in linking websites, it has no direct control over the content of the linked sites, or the changes that may occur to the content on those sites. It is the responsibility of the user to make their own decisions about the accuracy, currency, reliability and correctness of information contained in linked external websites.

Links to external websites do not constitute an endorsement or a recommendation of any material on those sites or of any third party products or services offered by, from or through those sites. Users of links provided by this website are responsible for being aware of which organisation is hosting the website they visit.

ADF Careers applies a range of security controls to protect its website from unauthorised access. However, users should be aware that the World Wide Web is an insecure public network. As such it gives rise to a potential risk that a user's transactions are being viewed, intercepted or modified by third parties or that files which the user downloads may contain computer viruses, disabling codes, worms or other devices or defects.

ADF Careers accepts no liability for any interference with, or damage to, a user's computer system, software or data occurring in connection with or relating to this website or its use. Users are encouraged to take appropriate and adequate precautions to ensure that whatever is selected from this site is free of viruses or other contamination that may interfere with or damage the user's computer system, software or data.


Privacy Policy


The personal information that you or your authorised representative (i.e. a third party) provide to ADF Careers is protected by law, and will be handled in accordance with the Privacy Act 1988 including the Australian Privacy Principles) and the ADF Careers Privacy Statement.

By contacting ADF Careers, you may be asked to provide personal information such as your name, gender, and contact details. Throughout the assessment process, you may also be required to provide further personal information as outlined in the ADF Careers Privacy Statement.

ADF Careers will collect, hold, use and disclose your personal information (including sensitive information) for the purposes of providing you information, accepting your application, creating a candidate file for you, and assessing your eligibility and suitability for service with the Australian Defence Force (ADF) (including the undertaking of medical (including psychological) assessments). Your personal information may also be used or disclosed for related purposes, including research directed at improving the recruitment process.

Your personal information may be disclosed to the Department of Defence (“Defence”) and authorised agents involved in the ADF recruiting process, the Australian Federal Police, Commonwealth Departments/agencies/authorities/Ministers, or any person with a lawful entitlement to obtain the information. Where necessary, your personal information may also be disclosed to an overseas agency or person to obtain information related to the application process (including verifying information you have provided). Your personal information may also be shared with other third parties where you have consented, or as otherwise required or authorised by law, including the Privacy Act 1988.

If you choose not to provide ADF Careers with personal information, this may impact upon the provision of information to yourself and/or the progression of your application.

In addition to accessing the ADF Careers Privacy Statement from this website, you can request a copy by contacting ADF Careers on 131902 (phone) or visiting your nearest ADF Careers Centre (ADFCC). ADF Careers will generally provide you with access to the personal information it holds about you, except where it is required or authorised by law to refuse access.

If you are enlisted or appointed, your completed application will be retained by Defence as part of your personal record and may be used for the purpose of making career and personnel management decisions, discipline and may be used in the security assessment process. If your application is not successful, the information will be retained in accordance with the Archives Act 1983.

For further information about the way Defence collects, stores, uses and discloses personal information, see the Defence Privacy Policy available at: or a copy can be obtained from your ADF Careers Centre. The Defence Privacy Policy also contains information about how you can request access to, or correction of, your personal information and describes how you may make a complaint if you believe Defence may have breached your privacy.

Enquiries regarding the Defence Privacy Policy or Defence's privacy practices should be directed to the Defence Privacy Office at:


Cookies and Tracking Technologies


Use of Cookies

The ADF Careers website uses cookies, tracking pixels and similar technologies (collectively, 'cookies'). A cookies is small data file containing certain pieces of information that a website creates when you visit the website. By visiting the ADF Careers website, third-parties (such as Google or Facebook) may place cookies on your browser or device.

These cookies may track how and when you use a site, which site you visited immediately before, data around targeted ads served to you, and they may store information about your computer, browser or device (including your IP address or your mobile device type and unique identifier).

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.


The ADF Careers website uses and shares cookies to facilitate the sampled reporting of demographics and the interests of its site visitors via services such as Google Analytics, social media, and other third-party platforms. These platforms may also allow ADF Careers to collect information such as age, gender and interests to better understand the users that visit the ADF Careers website and identify how we can improve user experience and interaction.

This feature is based on Display Advertising (for example, Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting or Facebook Insights) and the data collected is used to provide better services and more relevant content to our users.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics collects visitation information and associates it with Google information from the accounts of signed-in users who have consented to the association for the purpose of ads personalisation. Google information may include end user location, search history, YouTube history and data from sites that partner with Google, and provides aggregated and anonymised insights into your cross device behaviours.


The ADF Careers website may sometimes use third-party cookies, including:

  • Remarketing with Google Analytics and similar tools to advertise online, including the Google Ads tracking cookie. This means we will continue to show ads to you across the internet, specifically on the Google Display Network (GDN).
  • Prospecting, Re-Targeting and Dynamic Creative using cookies by third-party vendors to deliver targeted advertising to you when you visit third-party websites, including:
    • LinkedIn
    • Snapchat
    • Meta
    • Google
    • The Trade Desk

We, and third-party vendors, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick cookie) to:

  • Inform, optimise, and serve ads to you on relevant websites on the GDN and elsewhere, based on your past visits to our website; and
  • Find out how ad impressions, ad services, and your interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.

The ADF Careers site respects your privacy and does not collect personally identifiable information by using third-party remarketing services provided by companies such as Google and AdRoll. Users may choose to opt-out of the use of such cookies.

Use of site visit data

The ADF Careers website collects site visit data to better understand general user trends at an aggregate level and improve web performance, web services, and website maintenance.

To the extent that site visit data could make you identifiable, ADF Careers will not attempt to identify individuals from the records the server automatically generates, unless required to do so as part of an internal investigation or for a law enforcement-related purpose, and then, only in compliance with the Privacy Act 1988.

The ADF Careers site may also use site visit information for security audits to protect against threats from hackers, and for other law enforcement and security purposes.

Disclosure of site visit data

The ADF Careers site will not disclose any personal information collected as part of your site visit to a third-party without your consent, unless we are required or authorised to do so by law. As part of an investigation into suspected unlawful or improper activity, a law enforcement agency or government agency may also exercise its legal authority to inspect the web server's records (for example, in relation to hacking or abusive messages).


ADF Careers will take reasonable steps to protect your personal information against misuse, loss and unauthorised access, use, modification or disclosure. Specifically, access to systems, applications and the collected data is restricted to authorised personnel only.

Any personal information collected and used to identify user trends (such as IP addresses) is aggregated and made anonymous during report generation.

Some parts of this website use SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) encryption for securing potentially sensitive or personal information. SSL is security technology that is commonly used to secure server to browser transactions. This generally includes the securing of any information passed by a browser (such as a customer's credit card number or password) to a web server (such as an online store). SSL protects data submitted over the Internet from being intercepted and viewed by unintended recipients.

While ADF Careers strives to protect users' personal information, it cannot guarantee the security of any information that you disclose online and you disclose that information at your own risk. If you are concerned about security when transmitting data over the Internet you may contact ADF Careers by:

  • Calling ADF Careers on 13 19 01

  • Visiting an ADF Careers centre in your state/city

  • By emailing our webmaster

Third party websites

This site contains links to other sites. ADF Careers is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of linked websites and those sites are not covered by the ADF Careers Privacy Policy. Third party websites may send their own cookies to users and use other tracking devices, collect data or solicit personal information. Please refer to the privacy policies of those third party websites for further information.

Opting out

If you do not wish to receive information about news and promotional events from ADF Careers you will be able to unsubscribe by:

You can view Google’s Privacy & Terms here. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customise GDN ads using the Ads Preferences Manager or by downloading the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on.

You can manage your preferences on other platforms by reviewing their privacy and security policies and settings, and can opt-out of other third-party vendors:

Deleting ADF Active App personal information

To withdraw your personal data from the ADF Active App, open the Application and go to the Settings screen, select Log Out, and then select Delete Account.

Contact Us

For all copyright and privacy enquires you can get in touch by calling ADF Careers on 13 19 01 or emailing our webmaster.