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Australia Military 2008

Military branches: Australian Defense Force (ADF): Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Special Operations Command (2006)
Military service age and obligation: 17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in Army combat units in non-combat support roles (2008)
Manpower available for military service: males age 16-49: 4,999,988 females age 16-49: 4,870,043 (2008 est.)
Manpower fit for military service: males age 16-49: 4,137,176 females age 16-49: 4,022,588 (2008 est.)
Manpower reaching militarily significant age annually: male: 144,934 female: 137,511 (2008 est.)
Military expenditures: 2.4% of GDP (2006)

NOTE: The military information regarding Australia on this page is re-published from the 2008 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Australia Military 2008 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Australia Military 2008 should be addressed to the CIA.