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ADF Cadets

Cadet Programs

Australian Navy Cadets
Australian Army Cadets
Australian Air Force Cadets

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 28,000 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.

INTRODUCTION