Events Program

Events by Time and Location

* Please note that events, displays and venues are subject to change. Some displays are also subject to cancellation due to weather.

Time

Event

Details

Location

0900 – 0915

Welcome - MC

   

0915 – 0935

ADFA Precision Drill Team

Watch the ADFA Precision Drill Team perform a specialised drill display containing over 200 movements performed entirely from memory, without words of command. 

Parade Ground

0930 – 1000

Abseiling Demonstration

Experienced midshipmen and officer cadets demonstrate military adventure training. 

Library Wall

0930 – 1100

Rugby League Match - Army vs Navy and Air Force

Watch the Services battle it out in the greatest game of all.

Dowsett Oval

0940 – 1005

Section Attack

Watch midshipmen and officer cadets perform a simulated ground based infantry attack involving an armoured vehicle.

Parade Ground

1000 – 1005

RAAF  Flyover

Flyover of a RAAF heavy lift aircraft (C130J-30/ C17/ C27-J/ MRTT etc.)

Parade Ground

1000 – 1020

Taekwondo Demonstration

Watch midshipmen and officer cadets demonstrating various techniques and moves associated with taekwondo.

In front of Academy Cadets Mess

1010 – 1030

Introduction to ADFA Physical Training Activity

A display that gives you an insight into the types of activities undertaken in an ADFA physical training session.

Parade Ground

1015 – 1045

Over Water Obstacle Course Demonstration

The over water obstacle course is an intense course that takes place above a swimming pool. See midshipmen and officer cadets see the course through to completion or fall into the water.

Indoor Sports Centre Pool

1035 – 1050

Australian Army Parachute Display Team

Watch the Australian Army Parachute Display Team (formerly Red Berets) demonstrate the skills that reside at the Parachute Training School by exiting from the aircraft, developing a team formation and landing together with pin-point accuracy with flags flying. 

Parade Ground

1045 – 1100

Fencing Demonstration

The ADFA fencing team display their fencing talents – one of the many extra curricular activities available at ADFA.

In front of Academy Cadets Mess

1055 – 1115

RAAF Military Working Dogs Display

Military working dogs play  a large role in protecting military assets and personnel. In peace time, military working dogs provide security on military bases. During conflicts, they play a vital support role to ground defence teams on operations. Watch the RAAF military workings dogs and handlers in action, as they demonstrate their talents and duties. 

Parade Ground

1055 – 1130

Meet The Australian Army Parachute Display Team

Meet the Australian Army Parachute Display Team (formerly the Red Berets) and watch a parachute packing demonstration.

Concourse

1125 – 1150

ADFA Marching Band Performance

The ADFA Marching Band showcases the talents of many midshipmen and officer cadets.

Parade Ground

1150 – 1205

RAAF Roulette Solo

Watch the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Roulette showcase the Air Forces flying skills. The display requires a very high level of concentration and determined effort. The aircraft fly at speeds of up to 460 km/h and occasionally up to 590 km/h depending on the type of manoeuvre. The aircraft may ‘pull’ up to 4.5 ‘G’. An event not to be missed.

Parade Ground

1200 – 1220

ARC Womens Rugby 7's Match

Sporting competition within ADFA is as strong as you will find it. In this match, female trainee officers will showcase their skills and passion in a fast-paced game of 7's Rubgy.

Dowsett Oval

1200 – 1300

Navy Clearance Diving Team Demonstration

Check out the Clearance Divers in action demonstrating their diving skills.

Indoor Sports Centre Pool

1205 – 1230

Section Attack

Watch midshipmen and officer cadets perform a simulated ground based infantry attack involving an armoured vehicle.

Parade Ground

1230 – 1400

Rugby Match - ARC Artists vs Engineers

Watch the ADFA Rugby Union Club Artists play against ADFA Engineers - a match not to be missed.

Dowsett Oval

1235 – 1300

ADFA Precision Drill Team

Watch the ADFA Precision Drill Team perform a specialised drill display containing over 200 movements performed entirely from memory, without words of command.

Parade Ground

1330 – 1400

Over Water Obstacle Course Demonstration

The over water obstacle course is an intense course that takes place above a swimming pool. See midshipmen and officer cadets see the course through to completion or fall into the water.

Indoor Sports Centre Pool

1335 – 1350

Australian Army Parachute Display Team

Watch the Australian Army Parachute Display Team (formerly Red Berets) demonstrate a military jump with their combat equipment, develop a team formation and land together with pin-point accuracy. 

Parade Ground

1355 – 1415

ADFA Pipes and Drums

The ADFA Pipes and Drums showcases the talents of many midshipmen and officer cadets.

Parade Ground

1355 – 1420

Meet the Australian Army Parachute Display Team

Meet the Australian Army Parachute Display Tesm (formerly the Red Berets) and watch a parachute packing demonstration.

Concourse

1400 – 1420

Deadlift Competition

Watch some of ADFA’s strongest midshipmen and officer cadets compete.

In front of Academy Cadets Mess

1415

RAAF Hawk 127 Flypast

The Hawk 127 lead-in fighter prepares qualified Air Force pilots for operational conversion to F/A-18A and F/A-18B Hornets and F/A-18F Super Hornets.

Parade Ground

1420 – 1445

RAAF Military Working Dogs Display

Military working dogs play  a large role in protecting military assets and personnel. In peace time, military working dogs provide security on military bases. During conflicts, they play a vital support role to ground defence teams on operations. Watch the RAAF military workings dogs and handlers in action, as they demonstrate their talents and duties.

Parade Ground

1430 – 1450

Taekwondo Demonstration

Watch midshipmen and officer cadets demonstrating various techniques and moves associated with taekwondo.

In front of Academy Cadets Mess

1430 – 1500

Abseiling Demonstration

Experienced midshipmen and officer cadets demonstrate military adventure training. 

Library Wall

1450 – 1500

Navy Clearance Divers - Fast Roping

Watch an exciting display of Navy Clearance Divers fast rope from a helicopter, a technique faster than abseiling. A spectacular sight not to be missed (weather permitting). 

Parade Ground

1500 – 1515

Fencing Demonstration

The ADFA fencing team display their fencing talents – one of the many extra curricular activities available at ADFA.

In front of Academy Cadets Mess

1505 – 1530

Introduction to ADFA Physical Training Activity

A display that gives you an insight into the types of activities undertaken in an ADFA physical training session.

Parade Ground

1535 – 1600

Section Attack

Watch midshipmen and officer cadets perform a simulated ground based infantry attack involving an armoured vehicle.

Parade Ground

* Please note that events, displays and venues are subject to change. Some displays are also subject to cancellation due to weather.