The Army Cadet Unit gives students at Phoenix P-12 Community College unsurpassed opportunities to lead and achieve. 

The Australian Army Cadets adopts the values of the Australian Army – Courage, Initiative, Respect and Teamwork – to empower youth to achieve their potential. The Australian Army Cadets is a personal development program for young people, conducted by the Australian Army in cooperation with the community, which is designed to benefit the nation by developing the individual, their community and the Australian Army.  

The Cadet Unit has an exciting program including weekend camps and adventure activities including rock climbing, abseiling and high ropes courses. Cadets learn first aid, navigation, radio communications, camping skills, engineering, survival, drill and physical training just to name a few. Each year Cadets attend a week-long camp in Puckapunyal in the September school holidays and have the opportunity to learn to lead other cadets by attending promotion courses. Sebastopol Army Cadets provides ceremonial support to a number of community events including ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. Community service is encouraged within the unit. Cadets is a great way to make new friends and learn skills which will last a lifetime.

Parade Times & Location:

Monday nights from 6pm-9:15pm during School Terms at the Ballarat South Community Hub, Phoenix P-12 Community College.

Age for Joining Our Unit:

12 years old, turning 13 years old, in the calendar year you join and you must not have reached 17 years of age.

Other Enrolment Requirements:

You need be a student from Phoenix P-12 Community College, be a resident of Australia and not be a member of the Australian Navy or Air Force Cadets or the ADF. You must agree to abide by our Code of Conduct, complete an application and your application must be accepted by the Unit Officer Commanding.

For more information about Army Cadets, please visit the Australian Army Cadets website.

To make an appointment or to find out more about the Phoenix Cadets Program please email:

Capt (AAC) Margaret Benoit
Officer Commanding
margaret.benoit@armycadets.gov.au