Cultural and religious diversity

Air Force is proud to have a diverse and inclusive workforce reflective of the community it serves. Air Force continues to develop strategies to increase recruitment and retention of culturally diverse aviators.

The Air Force uniform creates a sense of belonging and pride for Air Force members. The uniform includes provision for garments and headdress required by different faiths, including members of the Muslim, Sikh and Jewish faiths.

Air Force Chaplains are recognised representatives from various churches and faith groups. They ensure that all personnel and their families have access to pastoral care and support.

The Religious Advisory Committee to the Services (RACS) group guides the Defence policy on ADF religious ministry. It has representation from various faiths and denominations, they are:

  • affiliated Protestant Churches (Australian Christian Church, Baptist, Churches of Christ, Lutheran, Salvation Army, and Seventh Day Adventist)     
  • Anglican     
  • Buddhism
  • Hindu    
  • Jewish
  • Muslim
  • Presbyterian
  • Roman Catholic 
  • Sikh 
  • Uniting Church  

It is important to recruit and retain people that represent the diverse Australian population. It ensures that Air Force is getting the best talent that Australia can provide.