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The Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions provides support to help grow Victoria’s defence industry. The Department assists companies seeking to invest in the State and secures domestic and global supply chain opportunities.

It maintains a network of 22 overseas Victorian Government Trade and Investment offices, including in:

  • London
  • Washington DC
  • Tokyo
  • Seoul
  • Singapore.

Victoria is well placed to extend its trade reach into traditional and expanding defence markets including:

  • United States
  • United Kingdom & Europe
  • Asia.

Defence, Aviation & Aerospace

Department of Jobs, Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions
tel: +61 (3) 9651 8053

Director - Defence Investment & Trade Director, UK, Europe & Israel

John Rees
tel: +44 207 836 2656

Director – Defence & Aerospace, Washington, D.C.

Karen Loughran
tel: +1 703 944 1350

SEA Regional Lead – Trade, Southeast Asia, Singapore

Jason Fuller
tel: +65 9236 3931

Defence Science Institute

Established in 2010, the Defence Science Institute (DSI) is funded jointly by the Victorian Government, the Commonwealth Government’s Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and the University of Melbourne.

DSI harnesses the capabilities of Victoria’s universities to deliver integrated multi-disciplinary solutions for the defence sector and helps grow defence science research networks between academia, DSTG and the defence industry.

Find out more about the Defence Science Institute

Australian Industry & Defence Network - Victoria

Australian Industry & Defence Network-Victoria (AIDN-Vic) is a peak industry association that represents the interests of SMEs that do business in the defence and security sectors. AIDN-Vic provides the sector with access to information on defence opportunities, networking, and defence and security environments.

Find out more about the Australian Industry & Defence Network

Page last updated 12 Sep 2023
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