Sector overview


Victoria's defence sector is an important part of the state's economy:

  • contributing $8.4 billion annually
  • supporting 12,300 workers in the Australian Defence Organisation and includes a further 24,300 workers in defence industry
  • generating $350 million in exports.

Victoria’s defence industry is renowned for its highly skilled workforce, excellence and unparalleled capabilities in:

  • advanced manufacturing
  • world-class research & development
  • delivering complex defence projects
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