Papua New Guinean Defence Force personnel are proving the strength of neighbourhood bonds as they help communities in East Gippsland.
In a summer of extremes, one minute Corporal Ashton Brooks was in the Sydney to Hobart yacht race and the next she was coordinating cargo movements.
Almost 500 1st Brigade soldiers are spreading throughout affected areas armed with energy and a wide variety of specialist experience.
Most soldiers would jump at the chance to replace ration pack coffee with the freshly brewed variety.
South Australian local, Navy Reserve Medical Officer Lieutenant Andrew Southcott didn’t hesitate to answer the call.
Flight Lieutenant Andrew Willersdorf and his C-27J Spartan have ferried everything from people and equipment to cats and dogs.
After NSW dairy farmer Tim Salway lost his father and brother in the fires, ADF personnel dug in to relieve some of the burden.
Engineers are keeping a close eye on the structural integrity of dozens of bridges in NSW.
Inspired by ADF efforts to help people affected by flooding in Queensland, Leading Aircraftman Clay Brown is making a difference with his dozer.
A massive effort is taking place behind the scenes to meet energy needs in isolated Victorian communities.
Defence Minister Linda Reynolds and Chief of Defence Force General Angus Campbell visited personnel supporting Operation Bushfire
Livestock on the NSW south coast are sleeping with full stomachs after being visited by a convoy loaded with hay.