Uniforms, Equipment and Fees

What about uniforms and equipment?

Cadets is excellent value for money. You can try some challenging and amazing activities that are partly paid for by the Australian Government through the AAFC.

Because of this investment we hope you're serious about Cadets and that you'll stay for a reasonable amount of time. But you can leave Cadets at any time.

The AAFC provides uniforms and most equipment. On camps, most of the equipment will be provided by Defence, however you may need to provide additional gear for your son or daughter's comfort such as a sleeping bag for camping activities. When you leave the AAFC you must return all uniforms and equipment.

What fees will I need to pay?

412 Squadron asks for a monetary contribution to help with running expenses and equipment not provided by Defence. On enrolment, cadets pay a non-refundable $20 fee to cover the cost of some items that they are given to keep when they leave the AAFC. When cadets join at the beginning of the year there is a fee of $145 (discounted to $125 if paid by the end of term 1) and if they join mid-year the fee is $75 (discounted to $65 if paid by the end of term 3). There is an additional discount for siblings of currently enrolled cadets, so if they applies to you, please let us know.

You might need to pay additional fees for some specific activities, such as flying training and shooting.

If you have any trouble paying cadet fees, please let us know as we can arrange payment plans and other options.