On 27 September 2011, the Australian Government formally agreed to remove gender restrictions from the Australian Defence Force (ADF) combat roles.
From January 2013, women currently serving as members of the ADF became entitled to apply for a career in a combat role, provided they meet all the requirements. Direct entry recruitment is expected to commence from January 2016.
As at 1 April 2015:
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