LWD 3-0-3: Formation Tactics

By Army Knowledge Centre July 20, 2020


LWD 3-0-3 is the Australian Army's doctrine on Formation Tactics. It can be found on ForceNet by clicking the following link. You can set up a ForceNet account in a few quick and easy steps if you don't already have one. 

The aim of this publication is to describe the principles and considerations for foundation warfighting tactics across the range of land operations. It is a capstone document for the conduct of land tactics written to support commanders, staff and students.

This publication draws upon the philosophy and the planning and execution of operations described in Land Warfare Doctrine 3-0, Operations and guides companion doctrine on specific environmental and operational contexts as well as subordinate doctrine on techniques and procedures.

Contact: janine.franks [at] (Capstone Doctrine)

Discussion Point: Land Doctrine welcomes any feedback/contributions. Comments regarding LWD 3-0-3 can be made in the 'join the discussion' section at the bottom of the page.



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Dear Sir Madam, I would like to access copies of LWD 3-0: OPERATIONS & LWD 3-0-3: FORMATION TACTICS. I am Australian but living in the US so I imagine your system will not allow me to download directly from the AKC.

Hi Steven, Thanks for your comment. You may be able to access these documents by logging into ForceNet. A link has been provided in the article to replace the broken link. If you have any issues, please do not hesitate to contact The Cove Team at and we will do our best to assist with your enquiry.

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