The Army has confirmed the death of an Australian Army member in the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, near Rockhampton on Thursday.

The soldier was an occupant in an Armoured Personnel Carrier when defence believed he was struck by a tree branch.

The soldier’s next of kin has been notified and is being supported by the Army.

The Army and ADF released a joint statement, saying the ‘defence community extends its deepest sympathies to the soldier’s family and friends.’

No other details about the soldier have been released at this time