Australia's defence budget is the highest in Oceania. The defence budget of Australia is estimated at US$25,912M at around 1.90% of its GDP. Its percentage of GDP allocated to defence spending is the highest in Oceania.
Australia has the largest military force in Oceania. Australia has a military that is composed of 58,600 active personnel (largest in Oceania) and 30,100 in reserve, totalling 88,700 or 3.8 military personnel per 1000 in population. Its per-capita military is the second-highest in Oceania.
Australia's battle tank force is the largest in Oceania. On land, Australia has a mobile force of 59 tanks. For aerial defence, Australia has an air force of 146 military aircrafts and 39 attack helicopters.Australia has the largest naval fleet in Oceania. Australia has a naval fleet of 21 vessels, including 6 non-nuclear submarines. Rounding up the fleet of warships are 10 frigates and 2 destroyers.
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