Defence

Home to Australia's highest concentration of advanced defence technology capability, Victoria plays a critical role in the development and sustainment of Australia's defence capacity.

With a proven track record in delivering Australian and international defence projects, including platforms and capabilities for the Royal Australian Navy, Australian Army and the Royal Australian Air Force, Victoria's defence excellence is highlighted by:

  • competitive advantages in engineering, design, advanced manufacturing, cyber technologies, robotics and professional services
  • capabilities in future defence industry growth areas, such as cyber security, military vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles, aerospace technology and defence service provision

With the transformation of technology, Victoria's highly skilled and specialised defence workforce have been major players in transitioning Australia's defence sector. In particular, our strengths in research and development – supported by a world-class tertiary education sector and leading defence science institutions – have led to Victoria maintaining its defence capability edge across a range of domains, including:

  • land
  • maritime
  • weapons and munitions
  • aerospace technology
  • ICT
  • cyber defence.

Victoria is well placed to meet the needs of this rapidly evolving sector, which contributes up to A$8 billion to the state's economy annually. The sector employs approximately 20,000 people: 7,000 in industry and 13,000 in the Australian Defence Organisation. It includes more than 400 businesses and which make equipment and provide services for defence activities.

Find out more about Victoria's excellence in defence by visiting the new Defence Victoria website.


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