COVID-19 Updates


The latest information regarding COVID-19 and Defence Force Recruiting

COVID-19 Updates COVID-19 Updates

Defence Force Recruiting Remains Open for Business.

Defence Force Recruiting is open for business. Defence continues to offer exciting jobs and progress candidates through the recruitment process. We have made some changes to our business in order to safeguard the health of our candidates and staff.

In light of current events, we are enhancing how we deliver you information. DFR will move to virtual YOU sessions, including online aptitude testing and phone career counselling sessions. In the future we’ll also be conducting Defence interviews using phone and video based services. Fitness assessments are temporarily postponed and we are no longer inviting friends and family to attend appointment/enlistment ceremonies.


Where face to face interaction is required, Recruiting Centres across Australia are taking precautions in line with Government advice to ensure social distancing measures are applied. All Recruiting Centres will be screening candidates using a questionnaire and conducting temperature checks on arrival.

All candidates with active bookings will be contacted and advised of the new processes by e-mail, including how to access and complete the virtual sessions. If you have any questions about the status of your application, please call 13 19 02.

Due to the current situation, our call centre is unfortunately experiencing longer than usual call wait times. We’ll continue to make updates to the recruitment process, rolling out more digital solutions. We will keep you informed of changes and we thank you for your patience while we work through this together.