In the Army, you get posted around Australia every three or four years.
I was single and I didn't have kids to move around, so I was okay.
There were many divorced or de facto members.
Make sure your partner is okay with this.
Being a soldier isn't just a job; it's a lifestyle, a culture.
When I was still in, they were called the 'Soldier Career Management Scheme'. Everybody just called them SCEMA.
They pretty much told you where you're getting posted. (Conditions of Service, a contract you sign before you join the Defense Force).
But you could ask SCEMA very, very nicely where you wanted to go.
Like any Army, you have to go through Boot Camp first.
Boot is a big culture shock for some people. Be prepared to be yelled at, lots of exercise and pack marches.
Then they put through Corps training, such as Transport or Infantry.
And then you're in.
Every jobs had it's ups and downs. I didn't have a problem with any of it.