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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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615 Locations
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70,000 Training
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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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Food & Beverage Attendant ESS Defence 613593 Cessnock NSW Australia Cessnock Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Food & Beverage Join our team today! We are an 'essential service'. Plenty of work available. Immediate starts available!
Attendant - Food & Beverage ESS Defence 613952 North Sydney NSW Australia North Sydney Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Customer Service, Food & Beverage We are looking for a talented food & beverage attendant to be part of our team who are dedicated and love the Hospitality Industry.
Chef ESS Defence 612424 Gold Coast QLD Australia Gold Coast Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Chef Join our 'essential services' team. We have an immediate start available. Part-time position, 30 hours a fortnight minimum. Apply today to join our fantastic team!
Assistant - Catering ESS Defence 613775 Canberra ACT Australia Canberra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Customer Service, Food & Beverage, Functions/Events, Kitchen Support We are looking for talented individuals to be part of our team who are dedicated and the love the Hospitality Industry.
Cleaner ESS Defence 610866 Sydney CBD NSW Australia Sydney CBD Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Cleaning & Guest Services Are you looking for a job that offers stability during the current climate? We are on the hunt for a new team member to join this well-known defence site.
Food & Beverage Attendant ESS Defence 612553 Canungra QLD Australia Canungra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Food & Beverage If you're an experienced food & beverage attendant, apply today, don't delay! We are an 'essential service' and offer family friendly rosters and so much more!
Barista ESS Defence 613774 Canberra ACT Australia Canberra Compass Group Defence (NAT.DEF) Customer Service, Food & Beverage Experienced cafe all rounder with a passion for making coffee is required to join our small team.
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.

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