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The Defence life

Defencelife has the privilege of serving millions of meals to our Defence personnel.

Whether it’s out in the field or in dining halls, we provide everything from snacks, to buffet style meals to first class dining experiences for functions.

The support we provide is vital in ensuring our personnel thrive during their service.

We deliver high quality food coupled with a fantastic customer service experience.


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71 million
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615 Locations
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70,000 Training
courses completed p.a.

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Sylvia's story

In 2014, Sylvia Bowie joined Compass Group’s Defence sector. As a proud First Nations Woman, Sylvia displays great strength and determination and is a well-respected member of the team.

She lights up a room with her presence and puts a smile on everyone’s face no matter her personal circumstances.

Over the past two years, Sylvia has experienced some difficult times with the loss of both parents. With some time away from the workplace, we are very excited to have this beautiful mother, grandmother and valued teammate, with her winning smile, back at site! 

We celebrate Sylvia for the beautiful, strong and amazing woman that she is.

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Chef ESS Defence 606074 Liverpool NSW Australia Liverpool Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Part Time Opportunity for a qualified chef to join our team at Holsworthy Barracks.
Food & Beverage Attendant ESS Defence 605892 Wagga Wagga NSW Australia Wagga Wagga Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Food & Beverage, Hidden Seeking a full time Driver/Store Person to join our team assisting with deliveries and food & beverage duties.
Unit Manager ESS Defence 606132 Canberra ACT Australia Canberra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Unit Manager Exciting opportunity to lead a small team in a busy Café situated in Campbell Park.
Barista ESS Defence 605509 Canberra ACT Australia Canberra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Customer Service, Food & Beverage, Other Seeking experienced Baristas to join our team. Monday to Friday role.
Chef ESS Defence 601521 Wagga Wagga NSW Australia Wagga Wagga Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef, Functions/Events, Kitchen Support, Other Are you are qualified Chef seeking a better work life balance? Join our small team of professionals and say goodbye to those late night shifts.
Food & Beverage Attendant ESS Defence 605515 Toowoomba QLD Australia Toowoomba Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Food & Beverage Fantastic rosters, enjoy work/life balance. Don't delay, apply today as interviews are commencing shortly.
Chef ESS Defence 605824 Townsville QLD Australia Townsville Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Plenty of work available and opportunities to go permanent. Don't delay, apply now!
Catering Assistant ESS Defence 605446 Canberra ACT Australia Canberra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Food & Beverage Permanent roles available, both full-time and part-time. Great rosters, Apply today and join this fantastic team!

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