Are you looking to exhibit at PACIFIC2019 International Maritime Exposition? 

The PACIFIC2019 International Maritime Exposition (PACIFIC2017) will be held at the International Convention Centre Sydney, Darling Harbour from Tuesday 8 October to Thursday 10 October 2019. 

Following on from the success of the inaugural program last year, the 2019 Women in Defence Awards will celebrate talented, determined, successful women who make a positive impact in the defence business arena, as members of Defence industry, Australian Public Service (APS) or in uniform.

Sunday, 24 February 2019 23:18

LaTrobe Valley Partnership

ADA(Vic) is very pleased to announce its' partnership with the Latrobe City Council, whereby 21 regional business will be joining the ADA(Vic) network to highlight and promote the deeply experienced capabilities resident throughout the region. The pilot kicked-off on 21 January, with a three day-day visit to the Valley comprised of a defence industry overview briefing; individual site visits to all participants; the development of quad charts for participation at the Avalon Air Show (Latrobe City Council and regional business will be represented at the Victorian Government stand); and the beginnings of strategic guidance regarding industry contacts and programmatic relevancy for capability, globally. 

 ADA(Vic) is proud to enter into this long-term, sustainable relationship with the pilot's participants, and we look forward to ensuring that the expertise and excellence they have brought into the resources, energy, manufacturing, biotechnology, cyber, and transportation sectors (to name just a few) continues to be built upon and diversified across defence industry in Victoria; nationally through the ADA partnership; and internationally through global supply chains. For more information about the pilot please contact ADA (Vic).

Friday, 15 February 2019 02:21

Policy and Advocacy

Ministerial Visits

As we enter a new year ADA (ADA-Vic, DTC and the Henderson Alliance) will be meeting with Ministers across both parties, with an interest in the Defence Industry portfolio. The intent of these meetings is to keep the highest levels of Government informed of ADA's national activities, the work being carried-out at local levels, and to ensure they are aware of the issues facing Australia's SME's in the dual-use and defence sectors. 


Defence Export

On 14 February 2019, ADA-Vic, on behalf of the national ADA partnership, will participate in the Commonwealth Government and Department of Defence's 3rd Annual Defence Export Forum. This is a one-say meeting exploring the Defence Export Strategy, the policies and programs put in place to support the Strategy, and an evaluation of the implementation and progress of the strategy.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 02:13

Global Supply Chain Program

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability is holding a Global Supply Chain (GSC) Program networking event at Avalon 2019, with representatives from Boeing, BAE Systems, Leidos, Lockhead Martin, Northgrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rheinmetall and Thales.

The event will be held on Tuesday 26 February 2019 from 2:00pm-4:00pm, in Conference Room 6 at the Avalon Airshow.

You can indicate interest in attending at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ASAP. 

Thursday, 10 January 2019 01:07

Maximising outcomes at Defence trade shows


Last updated: 20/12/2018

This workshop will help your small or medium sized business maximise its business outcomes at defence-related trade shows.

  • Supported by: Department of Defence
  • Event type: Workshop
  • Cost: Free

Dear Colleagues


Earlier today the Hon. Steven Ciobo MP, Minister for Defence Industry, launched the Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities Grants program in Sydney.

The grant, an initiative of the 2018 Defence Industrial Capability Plan, is an up to $17 million per year program to provide support to eligible Australian

Monday, 01 October 2018 05:00

Golf Day 2019

Given the recent Commonwealth Cabinet reshuffle, coupled with the impending State Government elections, we have determined that the best way to provide Members with the most fulsome program for Golf Day is to reschedule it for 19 February 2019. This will enable both Government and Industry key speakers to fully support the event without a number of competing pressures.

So mark your calendars now for AIDN-VIC Golf Day – 19 February 2019!

For those of you who wish to participate as a sponsor, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will provide you with details on the sponsorship packages.


Thursday, 27 September 2018 04:13

AGM and Holiday Drinks – 14 November 2018

Mark your Diaries – It’s Time to Celebrate! 

The AIDN VIC Board has resolved to withdraw its membership of AIDN National, effective as of 11 August 2018.

In a statement to members, AIDN VIC CEO, Claire Willette said the decision to part ways with AIDN National was made to address increasingly divergent outlooks on how to support SMEs in the defence industry and dual-use sectors.

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