Like their British counterparts, Australian women worked in the women’s branches of the armed services and in factories, though the Australian government did not mobilize women for civil defense work in Darwin and other bombed cities. Women in Australia joined the branches of the women’s services, which were often equivalent to British organizations, like the Australian Women’s Land Army or the Women’s Auxiliary Australian Air Force. They also entered factory jobs, some for the first time, others having long worked in factories. But the Australian government was more comfortable with women working in traditional feminine jobs, such as those that placed women in caretaker roles. This is a major difference between the British and Australian governments’ attitudes toward women workers.