Ranked:
13th (2012)

Australian Military Budget

See the chart below for a yearly breakdown of military spending in Australia. (2001 to 2012)

Military Spending in Australia

Our latest data shows that Australia spent $25,555,000,000 on their military in 2012 which amounted to 1.7% of the country's GDP that year. Check out the chart below for more Australian military budget data. We can only publish the past 12 years, but SIPRI has data as far back as 1988 on their site.

Total Spent: $277,368,000,000 (Last 12 years)

Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2001 $18,711,000,000 1.9%
2002 $19,512,000,000 1.9%
2003 $19,868,000,000 1.9%
2004 $20,687,000,000 1.8%
2005 $21,414,000,000 1.8%
2006 $22,562,000,000 1.8%
Year Dollars Spent % GDP
2007 $23,947,000,000 1.8%
2008 $24,820,000,000 1.8%
2009 $26,676,000,000 1.9%
2010 $27,006,000,000 1.9%
2011 $26,610,000,000 1.8%
2012 $25,555,000,000 1.7%

Note on Data: Constant (2011) US Dollars are used. For more information about this data visit SIPRI.org.

Other Countries in the Region

Singapore Flag Singapore
$9,249 Million (2012)
Mongolian Flag Mongolia
$108 Million (2012)
Malaysian Flag Malaysia
$4,662 Million (2012)
Taiwanese Flag Taiwan
$10,513 Million (2012)
Laotian Flag Laos
No Data (2012)
Kazakhstani Flag Kazakhstan
$2,355 Million (2012)
Thai Flag Thailand
$5,334 Million (2012)
Chinese Flag China
$157,603 Million (2012)

Australia's Military Branches

Australian Army, Royal Australian Navy, Royal Australian Air Force, Joint Operations Command.

Military Service Age in Australia

17 years of age for voluntary military service (with parental consent); no conscription; women allowed to serve in most combat roles, except the Army special forces.