Victoria is Australia’s state of defence industry excellence and has proven expertise in delivering major defence industry projects. The sector supports approximately 36,600 people and 6,300 businesses working in the supply chain to make equipment and provide services for defence activities.
Victoria's defence sector is an important part of the State's economy, contributing $8.4 billion annually. The sector supports approximately 36,600 people and 6,300 businesses working in the supply chain to make equipment and provide services for defence activities.
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Victoria’s Defence Industry Advocate represents Victoria on defence industry matters, advocates Victoria’s interests to key stakeholders nationally and internationally, and provides the State Government with strategic advice on defence industry-related issues.
Defence industry representatives based in the UK and Washington provide support, advocacy and awareness raising activities for and on behalf of Victoria’s defence industry.
The Defence Council Victoria advises the Victorian Government on strategies to develop and sustain Victoria's defence industry capabilities.