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The Australian Civil War is a conflict that takes place in Australia during the mid-to-late 2020s.


In 2020s, Australia discovered a large underground reserve of fossil fuels off of the coast of Antarctica. By this time, fossil fuels were in short supply, which led to conflicting interests between northern Australians, who wished to provide oil for China and for their own benefit, and parts of the south, which would form into the South Australia Federation. Disagreements devolved into warfare by 2025.[1]

As the war raged, private military contractors played an increasingly important role. By 2027, over one-third of forces on both sides of the conflict were not governmental soldiers, often taking grevious losses. Ben Saxon special task force Strike Team Six were one such loss: During Operation Rainbird, but his team is nearly entirely killed due to faulty information provided by his superiors.

By 2027, the Northern Territory has been placed largely under SAF control. The North's government has evacuated abroad and set up a government-in-exile. Meanwhile, any major uprisings were quelled by mercenary units on SAF's payroll, including one notable incident in which the 12th Commando Regiment of Belltower Associates shut down a revolt in the Northern Territory.[2]

Following the Aug Incident in 2027, FSA and SAF were effectively forced into a ceasefire, though border skirmishes still happened occasionally.[3]



  1. The Picus Daily Standard (DXHR): "Australian Conflict Set To Escalate?"
  2. The Picus Daily Standard (DXHR)
  3. Global Politics Review (2029 Edition), chapter 4 "The Australian Conflict"