Defence is one of Queensland’s priority industries, and is being supported by the Queensland Government to create a smart, connected and efficient defence sector.

Queensland has a well-established defence sector that reliably delivers high-quality products and services. Our capabilities cover land, sea, air, border protection and national and international security, and our strategic location puts Queensland defence industries in a prime position to support the Australian Defence Force’s future military and humanitarian operations.

Queensland businesses are developing innovative capabilities for defence and commercial markets. In 2016-17, Queensland companies secured $4.3 billion worth of Australian defence contracts, reflecting the scale of work being undertaken by the state’s SMEs and larger organisations.

Through Defence Industries Queensland, the Queensland Government:

  • supports national and international prime contractors to find defence industry capabilities
  • helps companies working or wishing to work in defence to up-skill and make connections with defence contractors and suppliers
  • assists the Australian Defence Force to expand its presence in Queensland.

As one of Queensland’s priority industries, the Queensland Government has developed an industry roadmap to grow the industry for the next 10 years. Visit the Defence Industries Queensland website for more information.


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