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Upcoming Events and Activities

What’s on at the Australian Defence College


19th May 2022 - Australia's Biggest Morning Tea

Time: 10.30am – 11.30am
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611.
Invited: All Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students
More information: 1 in 2 Australians are diagnosed with cancer before the age of 85. We want to change that, and we need your help. This morning tea will help raise vital funds to bring us closer to a cancer free future. Please bring a plate to share and donate funds towards this important life-saving charity.

18th - 19th May 2022 – War Gaming Conference

Time: 09.00am - 16.00pm
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611.– Shedden Building
Invited: Registrations open to all Defence personnel. Registrations are now closed.
More information: The War Gaming Conference provides an opportunity to highlight the utility of war gaming as an educational method for Professional Military Education. The conference will showcase capabilities, approaches, and challenges while also providing a mechanism to identify and synchronise disparate war-gaming efforts through the ADF.

1st June 2022 - Profession of Arms Seminar

Time: 08.30am – 16.30pm
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611
Invited: Registrations open to Defence personnel only.
More information: To be advertised on the Australian Defence College’s social media. A DEFGRAM will be released.

27th May to 3rd of June 2022 - Reconciliation Week

Time: TBA
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611.
Invited: All Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students
More information: To be provided to Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students via email.

4th July to 8th July 2022 - NAIDOC Week

Time: Session one: 10.00am -12.00pm and Session two: 12.30pm-14.30pm
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611.
Invited: Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff only.
More information: The Australian Defence College is proud to participate in and support NAIDOC Week and together with the Burrunju Art Gallery we will be running the Collaborative Hands Painting Workshop. Registration information will be sent via email to all staff at the Australian Defence College.

22nd September 2022 – VET Forum

Time: 09.00am – 16.00pm
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611
Invited: Attendance at the Forum is available to all Defence personnel and key contractors across the education and training domain.
More information: To be provided to Defence personnel through DEFGRAM. The VET Forum provides professional Development for Defence's education and training workforce. Defence engages with the Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector to provide formal accreditation for our skilled workforce through the Defence Registered Training Organisation (RTO).

13th October 2022 - Profession of Arms Seminar

Time: 08.30 – 16.30pm
Venue: Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611
Invited: ADF officers, Defence civilians, inter-agency personnel and selected regional partners.
More information: To be advertised on the Australian Defence College’s social media. A DEFGRAM will be released.

28th November 2022 – Defence Strategic Studies Course (DSSC) Graduation Ceremony

Time: From 10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: TBC Blamey Theatre, Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611.
Invited: DSSC students and their families
More information: To be provided via an Australian War College Administrative Instruction.

2nd December 2022 – Australian Command and Staff Course (ASCS) Graduation Ceremony

Time: From 10.00am – 12.00pm
Venue: Adams Auditorium, Australian Defence Force Academy (ADFA), Campbell ACT 2612.
Invited: ACSC students and their families
More information: To be provided via an Australian War College Administrative Instruction.

Past Events

9th March 2022 - International Women's Day

Time: 08.00am – 09.00am.
Venue: Courtyard, Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611
Invited: All Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students
More information: Provided to Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students via email.

25th April 2022 – ANZAC Day

Time: 06.30am – 09.30am.
Venue: ADC Courtyard, Australian Defence College, Kirkpatrick St, Weston ACT 2611
Invited: All Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students
More information: Provided to Australian Defence College Weston Creek staff and students via DEFGRAM.

Headquarters Australian Defence College

Event Support Enquiries

Matthew Brown
Senior Domestic Engagement Officer
Headquarters Australian Defence College
Department of Defence
M: 0409 536 591
E: adc.events@defence.gov.au

Katie Tsiagalis
Senior International Engagement Officer
Headquarters Australian Defence College
Department of Defence
M: 0429 412 956
E: adc.events@defence.gov.au

What’s on at the Australian Defence Force Academy

ADFA Open Day

Date: Saturday 20 August 2022
Venue: Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT 2612
Invited: All are welcome to attend
More information: This is a chance for potential ADFA candidates, Defence families and members of the community to learn more about the lifestyle, military training and tertiary education on offer at the Academy. Further information can be found on the ADFA page.

ADFA Open Day:  Be the first to hear about updates for the ADFA Open Day by registering online at https://defencejobs.gov.au/students-and-education/australian-defence-force-academy
For more information please visit the Visiting ADFA - Tours and Events page

Past Events

19 February 2022 – Chief of the Defence Force Parade

Time: Parade 09.30am – 11.00am
Venue: Australian Defence Force Academy, Northcott Drive, Campbell ACT 2612
Invited: The Academy welcomed all friends and families to this important event
More information:  ADFA will hold the 2022 Chief of the Defence Force Parade on Saturday 19 February 2022 from 0930 to 1100.

The Parade marks the culmination of the initial military training period for more than 330 incoming Trainee Officers, and their acceptance as members of the corps of Navy Midshipmen, Army and Air Force Officer Cadets at the Academy.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, ADFA is unable to open the event to families and friends of Midshipmen and Officer Cadets, the broader Defence community and general public. 

The parade will be livestreamed on the ADFA Facebook page and YouTube channels for the enjoyment of families, friends, the broader Defence community and the general public.

Live Streams
YouTube
https://www.youtube.com/c/AustralianDefenceCollege/videos
Facebook
https://www.facebook.com/AustralianDefenceForceAcademy/live_videos/
CDF Parade 2022 Booklet
CDF Parade 2022 Booklet

Enquiries

Carole Graney – Manager Events, Ceremonies and Liaison (MECL)
Headquarters Australian Defence Force Academy
Department of Defence

P: 02 6268 8606
E: adfa.events@defence.gov.au

 

This page was last updated on 6th May 2022