The rank of Lieutenant General is held by the Chief of Army. The rank is also held when an army officer is the Vice Chief of the Defence Force, the Chief of Joint Operations Australia, or the Chief of Capability Development.
Lieutenant General is a higher rank than Major General, but lower than General. Lieutenant General is the equivalent of Vice Admiral in the Royal Australian Navy and Air Marshal in the Royal Australian Air Force
The insignia for a Lieutenant General is the crown of St Edward above a crossed sword and baton.