State Government of Victoria

Victorian Goverment

Victoria is Australia’s State of defence industry excellence. Victoria’s defence industry has more than 300 companies employing around 7,000 people who make equipment and provide services for defence activities. Renowned for its advanced manufacturing, world class research and development and possessing a highly skilled workforce, Victoria has proven expertise in delivering complex projects.


The Victorian Government, through the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, continues to work closely with the Australian Defence Alliance – Victoria and the Victorian Defence Alliances. The State Government is also supported by the Victorian Defence Industry Advocate to promote and develop the State’s defence industry. The government has released a strategy to grow the defence technologies sector. The strategy can be viewed at


Australian Defence Alliance - Victoria Inc (ADA)

Australian Defence Alliance

Champions the cause of Victoria’s SMEs in Defence industry

The Australian Defence Alliance (Vic) – (ADA Vic) is the Nation’s largest singular, professional body advocating on behalf of, and providing strategic and policy guidance into, Victoria’s dynamic base of small and medium dual-use and defence industry companies. ADA Vic assists its Members to capitalise on opportunities provided across Australian and Global defence/security markets through the formation of strategic partnerships and collaboration nationally.

Defence Market Intelligence and Networking

ADA Vic helps its Members collaborate nationally and internationally with dual-use and defence industry suppliers and provides connections with Defence and defence industry Prime companies. ADA Vic organises networking events, seminars, trade missions and a range of other industry support initiatives, promoting a collaborative and capacity building approach.

Communication link between Industry and Government

ADA Vic represents the interests of its Members by providing a communication link between those members and State and Commonwealth Government Departments. These include the Commonwealth Department of Defence (Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group), the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Victorian Government’s Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions. ADA Vic also represents its Members through advocacy on matters that shape defence and security industry policy and strategy.

National Organisation

ADA Vic is the Nation’s largest singular, professional advocacy body for dual-use and defence industry SMEs, representing over 300 member companies with interests in Victoria and nationally. Through its partnership in the Australian Defence Alliance, ADA Vic works with the Defence Teaming Centre in South Australia and the Henderson Alliance in Western Australia to represent 1,100 + SMEs nationally, sharing strategic relationships with national and international professional advocacy bodies and encouraging national capacity building through collaboration.

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