Why Defence SA?

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Defence SA is South Australia’s lead government agency for all defence matters.

Defence SA is a single point of contact for all defence stakeholders, streamlining their interaction across the South Australian Government. We are capturing valuable investment opportunities in the shipbuilding, cyber and systems, defence science and research and space domains.

South Australia is at the forefront of the nation’s defence and space industries. Renowned for its innovation, world-class research and development, and a highly skilled workforce, the state’s defence industry has a proud history of delivering some of Australia’s largest and most complex defence projects. Defence SA’s mission is to continue maximising investment and jobs from the Australian Defence Force and defence industries.

Working closely with Defence and industry, Defence SA targets investment and expansion opportunities, drives and supports the delivery of major defence projects and facilities, and pursues the location of additional Defence units and capabilities within the state. Defence SA also plays a key role in supporting the Australian Government’s strategic defence policy through increasing local industry participation and ensuring state-of-the-art infrastructure and a highly skilled, industry-ready workforce is in place to underpin defence projects.

In recognition of the strong contribution that defence makes to the state’s economic prosperity, South Australia’s Premier is responsible for the Defence and Space Industries portfolio.

Advocacy and Support

The South Australian Government offers a strong and trusted voice, provides strategic advice and continues to raise the profile of the state’s defence capabilities.

We support maximum Australian industry content for upcoming Defence projects in order to create a sustainable defence industry and sovereign capability for the nation.

South Australia is also supportive of additional Defence units for South Australia and the increased use of our Defence assets, such as the Cultana Training Area for combined arms experimentation training.

Exports & Global Supply Chain

Defence SA is committed to helping companies become more competitive to grow and sustain South Australia’s defence industry through access to the global supply chain and export opportunities.

In conjunction with the Australian Government, we support a number of activities that are growing defence exports for our SME community.

We are building relationships with key regions, including South-East Asia, India and Europe through international business missions, hosting inbound delegations and consular visits, while participating in major international trade shows such as Euronaval.

The South Australian Government, through Defence SA, supports local industry to pursue opportunities in global supply chains for major Defence projects. Defence SA undertakes industry development activities to ensure local companies are export-ready and equipped to meet the needs of global supply chains.

Contact us for more information about how Defence SA can support your business.

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