Military of AustraliaThe Australian Defence Force numbers about 53,000 active duty personnel. This exceeds the current target of 50,000 personnel because of short-term increases necessary to fulfill Australia's commitment in East Timor. The military although small numerically is technologically sophisticated.
Military manpower - military age (minimum age at which an individual may volunteer for military service): 17 years of age
Military manpower - availability Australia no longer has conscription, and is unlikely to reintroduce it at any point in the future, so this is rather theoretical):
Citizens aged 15-49: 10,000,000 (approx.)
Military manpower - fit for military service:
Citizens aged 15-49: As above.
Military manpower - reaching military age annually:
Military expenditures - dollar figure: $6.9 billion (FY98/99)
Military expenditures - percent of GDP: 1.9% (FY98/99)