Victoria is Australia’s state of defence industry excellence and has proven expertise in delivering major defence industry projects. The sector employs around 20,000 people in industry and the Australian Defence Organisation and has more than 400 businesses which make equipment and provide services for defence activities.
Victoria’s defence industry includes more than 400 businesses and directly employs around 7000 people providing equipment and 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.
The Victorian Government’s Defence Industry eNewsletter keeps decision makers and Australia’s defence industry informed about the latest news and developments in Victoria’s defence sector.