Victoria is Australia’s state of defence industry excellence and has proven expertise in delivering major defence industry projects. The sector employs around 18,500 people and has more than 770 businesses, which make equipment and provide services for defence activities.
Victoria's defence sector is an important part of the State's economy, contributing up to $8 billion annually. The sector employs around 18,500 people and has more than 770 businesses, which 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.
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.