Transfers

Members of the Royal Australian Navy or Australian Army considering transferring to the Royal Australian Air Force should speak to their career advisors.

Members of allied air forces considering transferring to the Royal Australian Air Force should read the information provided by Defence Force Recruiting for Overseas Candidates.

  • We generally only recruit from allied air forces to fill specific vacancies left after local recruitment efforts.
  • Successful applicants receive a sponsored work visa, dependent on meeting various conditions (as described on Overseas Candidates).
  • If you are not successful, you will need to obtain Australian citizenship or a permanent resident's visa before applying through Defence Force Recruiting.
  • Exchange positions are entirely separate to transfers, and are coordinated by your air force.