How to get involved in Defence Programs

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To get involved in Commonwealth Government Defence programs, you may choose to engage in the following initiatives.

Office of Defence Industry Support

The Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) provides tailored advice, support programs and briefing sessions for businesses in Victoria and across Australia looking to enter or expand into the defence sector.

Find out more about the Office of Defence Industry Support


Stay up-to-date with defence industry opportunities by subscribing to the ODIS update

Grants for defence industry

Grants from the Commonwealth Government are available to Australia’s defence industry to support a wide range of activities. For more information, see Grants for defence industry 

AusTender

To learn more about current Commonwealth Government defence and other procurement opportunities visit AusTender

The Australian Defence Export Office

The Australian Defence Export Office (ADEO) coordinates whole-of-government defence export assistance for Australia’s defence industry. Working closely with an international defence network and Austrade business development managers, ADEO tailors assistance to Australian defence companies to provide targeted support.

Programs and initiatives that can support your export activities include:

For more information, visit The Australian Defence Export Office

Defence Export Controls

Defence Export Controls regulates the export and supply of military and dual-use goods and technologies. Businesses can access an online self-assessment tool to determine if their goods and services require an export permit.

To access this service, visit Defence Export Controls

Export Finance Australia

As Australia’s export credit agency, Export Finance Australia provides finance solutions to Australian businesses to help them win international defence contracts.

Find out more about Export Finance Australia

Defence Industry Security Program

Businesses seeking to partner with Defence on programs, contracts or tenders should consider applying for membership of the Defence and Industry Security Program to understand and comply with their security obligations.

Find out more about the Defence and Industry Security Program

Defence and Industry Study Course

The Defence and Industry Study Course is an annual program that seeks to improve understanding and engagement between Defence and industry to enhance Australia’s defence industry capabilities.

Find out more about the Defence and Industry Study Course

Naval Shipbuilding College

The Naval Shipbuilding College has developed a platform to connect businesses with industry-ready candidates from a range of disciplines. Businesses can post positions and search for industry referral-ready talent who have joined the Workforce Register. The platform is free, user friendly and helps connect businesses with the right candidates in one convenient place.

For further information, contact workforce@navalshipbuildingcollege.com.au

Page last updated 03 Oct 2022
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