The Oath is a declaration on behalf of the Australian people to give enduring and formal recognition of the valued contribution that current and former members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) and their families make today, and have made in the past, to our country.

The Oath is not intended to replace the Ode that is traditionally recited on Anzac Day and Remembrance Day, but is an additional commitment of respect to Australia's veterans and may be recited at special community commemorative events.

Eligible applicants can apply for their official copy of the Covenant Oath using MyService.

Australian Defence Veteran's Covenant

Australian Defence Veterans’ Covenant Oath - text version

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