If you’re looking for the chance to do things you don’t do in everyday life, then the Australian Defence Force Cadets (ADF Cadets) is for you.
The ADF Cadets is a community-based youth development organisation focused on Defence customs, traditions and values.
As a cadet you’ll learn leadership, team building and survival skills that will set you up for life.
The Australian Defence Force Cadets is made up of three organisations –
- Australian Navy Cadets
- Australian Army Cadets
- Australian Air Force Cadets
There are approximately 26,000 cadets currently enrolled in the three Cadet programs; 3,200 officers and instructors of cadets and 'approved helpers' supervise and support the young people engaged in the programs; and there are 508 ADF Cadets units in all states and territories. Cadet units occupy facilities in Defence establishments, Defence-owned or leased buildings, schools, and buildings leased by individual units – so there’s bound to be one near you.
Learn more about the Australian Defence Force Cadet organisations.
Building leadership and teamwork skills in young people through adventure.
Develop confidence, learn a range of skills, make friends and along the way have lots of serious fun.
Fostering an interest in aviation and developing skills in leadership, teamwork and communication.
Take a look at
Defence Youth Programs
Read about the Centenary of the Battle of Amiens. The YouthHQ media page has a collection of news stories related to the Australian Defence Force Cadets attendance at the Commemoration of the First World War Battle of Amiens.