This is the offical website of the Australian Army.
In November 2001, Australia joined the United States-led coalition to disrupt the use of Afghanistan as a terrorist base of operations. There was no indication this would be Australia's longest war.
Australian Defence Force troops tasked with assisting the communities of Rockhampton, Yeppoon and Byfield in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Marcia, completed their mission on 13 March 2015.
The first group of Australian Defence Force personnel deployed on 15 April, as a military force to the international Building Partner Capacity (BPC) training mission in Iraq.
Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important national commemorative occasions. It marks the anniversary of the first major military action fought by Australian and New Zealand forces during the First World War.