Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia



National Journal

United Service is our National Journal.

United Service is a highly professional journal published four times a year. The journal was produced by RUSI NSW for over 70 years and is now the National journal. All State and Territory RUSIs can submit articles for publication in United Service. Select the images below to download copies of United Service.

United Service Winter 2024 United Service Autumn 2024 United Service Summer 2023 United Service Spring 2023 United Service Winter 2023 United Service Autumn 2023 United Service Summer 2022 United Service Spring 2022 United Service Winter 2022 United Service Autumn 2022

United Service by article, and earlier editions when it was the Journal of the RUSI of NSW can be accessed HERE.


The RUSI of Australia's submission to the 2022-23 Defence Strategic Review can be accessed HERE.

This video shows Brigadier David Leece AM PSM RFD ED (Ret'd) present the submission at the RUSI-NSW annual seminar 22 November 2022:


RUSIs/USI across Australia started to video presentations sporadically in 2010. In the COVID years, online presentations were all that was possible. In recent years the RUSI-NSW recorded presentations on a regular basis unless permission to publish was denied by the presenter. This coverage is now extending to the other RUSIs/USI.

Use the button below to access a comprehensive collection of these videos. Where a paper covering the presentation has been published in United Service you will also find a link to download it.

Visit the RUSI-A Video Theatre

Essay Competition

The Royal United Services Institute of Victoria (RUSI-V) is pleased to announce the results of its 2023 Australian Defence Force Ethics Essay Competition. The independent judging panel awarded the prize of $2,000 to Ms Emma Storey. A presentation is being arranged in Sydney. The entry of Mr John Wellfare was commended by the judges.

The RUSI-V Ethics Essay competition will continue in 2024 with the topic set as "How will artificial intelligence affect the ethical conduct of the ADF in the future?"

Entries are due by 1600 hrs 29 November 2024. Conditions of entry are available from


Currently the RUSI of NSW produces a detailed monthly newsletter distributed by email you can view past editions and register to receive email notification of future publications HERE.

Currently the RUSI of Victoria produces a comprehensive quarterly newsletter you can view past editions HERE.

The RUSI of South Australia produces a newsletter, the recent copies can be downloaded using there links:
Autumn/Winter 2022   Summer 2022/23.

Defence Updates

The RUSI of Victoria distributes a weekly defence update. It can be accessed HERE.

Javelin Collection of Monographs

The RUSI-NSW publishes a series of Monographs on Defence related topics; the Javelin Collection can be accessed HERE.

Strategy Podcasts

The RUSI-NSW publishes a series of Podcast updates on global strategic issues they can be accessed HERE.

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