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.

Register now to learn how Local Jobs First applies to you and your project

In the past year, the Victorian Government has established two significant initiatives aimed at ensuring Victorian business and employees benefit from the government’s record investment: the Local Jobs First Policy and the Social Procurement Framework.

Australian Defence Alliance member, SYPAQ has had their Corvo X  system selected for further development and capability demonstration for the first half of 2019 after having successfully proving the concept to the Australian Army. 

This exciting development was announced by Major General Kathryn Toohey, Head of Land Capability for Army, at Avalon International Airshow on 26th February 2019. SYPAQ was one of three industry and research organisations to be awarded a concept exploration contract through Defence Innovation Hub Special Notice in April 2018,in response to Army's requirements for its future man-portable Small Unmanned Aerial System (SUAS) capability. 

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 23:58

Valuechain UK and Anywise Sign MOU at Avalon

Strategic Connections Group joins the Australian Valuechain Partnership

The Australian Defence Alliance would like to congratulate Strategic Connections Group, Anywise Consulting and Valuechain UK on their signing of their Memorandum of Understand (MoU) which promises to build capacity and extend to additional markets. This effort was formalised on Wednesday with the signing of the MoU at the Victorian Government Pavilion at Avalon. 

For more information, the Anywise press release can be found here


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 into the new year, ADA(Vic), along with our partners from 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.

Friday, 15 February 2019 00:34

Avalon Air Show Tickets for ADA(Vic) members

 The Victorian Government has generously offered ADA(Vic) 50 tickets (Tues-Fri day passes) for members to attend the Avalon Airshow, 25 February - 1 March 2019.


Unlike years past, these are eTickets and individuals will need to register online with a code which will be provided once names are registered against the tickets.


To keep things fair, we will provide these on a first-in, best dressed basis. If you are interested in the tickets, please email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include “Avalon Tickets for Members” in the subject line.  RSVPs are requested by 18 February 2019.

Wednesday, 06 February 2019 03:03

Global Discovery Exchange

 Applications are now open for Victorian manufacturers to attend Hannover Messe and participate in site visits to leading manufacturing facilities across Germany as part of the Victorian Government's Global Discover Exchange initiative. 

The Global Discovery Exchange initiative aims to increase the adoption of new or improved technology and processes by Victorian manufacturers by supporting visits to cutting edge manufacturing businesses across the globe and assisting them to benchmark against global leading practice and experience new technologies from leading global locations.

 We encourage you to circulate the following opportunity to manufacturers in your network that may be interested in applying: 

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. 

The ADA(Vic) was very happy to host Hanwha, as they presented Victorian defence industry with a breakdown of their Land 400 / Phase 3 Australian Industry Engagement Plan.


You can find a copy of the Hanwha Land 400 / Phase 3 Industry Day Presentation here


For further information please contact the ADA at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Hanwha directly at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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