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Defence and Aerospace Team

The Defence and Aerospace team provides a single point of access for government and industry coordination across the Victorian defence sector. The team focuses its efforts on securing high value investment, trade and supply chain opportunities for the state's defence industry.

Find out more about the supports available to Victorian defence and space businesses.

Defence, Aviation and Aerospace Executive Director - Teresa Tufano PhD

Teresa Tufano

Teresa Tufano PhD joined the Defence, Aviation and Aerospace team in late January.

Victorian Defence Industry Advocate

The Victorian Defence Industry Advocate (VDIA) promotes the State’s defence industry interests to key national and international stakeholders. The VDIA also provides the Victorian Government with strategic advice on defence industry-related issues.

International Industry Advocacy

The Victorian Government has defence industry representatives based both in the United Kingdom and the United States (Washington, D.C.) to support, raise awareness and advocate on behalf of the State’s defence industry.

Defence Council Victoria

Defence Council Victoria (DCV) is an advisory board representing a broad range of experience across defence operations, acquisitions, and business and commercial acumen. The DCV provides intelligence and advice to the Victorian Government on development and sustainability initiatives for the State’s defence industry.

Find out more about these Victorian Government advocacy initiatives.

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