Monday, 16 December 2019 01:18

ADA-Vic Featured in Manufacturers Monthly

Recently ADA-Vic was featured in a 'Manufacturers Monthly' piece authored by Connor Pearce. Connor's article explored Australia's efforts to build a sovereign Defence Industrial Capability.

On the first Thursday of this month, ADA-Vic had the great pleasure of hosting our annual Christmas Party, with help from our excellent sponsors Navy Health and Pinnacle Health Club.

Monday, 16 December 2019 01:07

Opportunities for Sponsorship in 2020

Australian Defence Alliance - Vic allows members to host and sponsor two major events: Doing Better Business With Defence and BD After Five. For information on how to be involved please see below.

Monday, 16 December 2019 01:06

Access to Tenders

With over $200bn being invested by the Commonwealth Government into building a sovereign defence capability in Australia, defence-related opportunities for SMEs have never been more important.

To gain entry into Defence supply chains for large Defence projects, SMEs must demonstrate that they have a track record of delivery. For this reason, it is essential that SMEs take every opportunity to build up a portfolio of public works. All of our members have access to the tenders page of our website. where they can find a diverse range of tender opportunities from state, territory and Commonwealth governments. While not all of these tenders are defence-related, all of them will provide you with opportunities to develop a strong and relevant portfolio.

Expressions of Interest have opened for companies to join the Team Defence Australia delegation to Sea Air Space and G’Day USA on 5-9 April 2020. Companies that are interested in this opportunity are invited to submit an EoI to the Exports team at the Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC).

To register your interest, please review and complete the EOI document and return to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than Friday, 31 January 2020.

At the ADA-Vic Christmas Party earlier this month, CEO Sean Farrell presented the scope and purpose of ADA-Vic.

Monday, 16 December 2019 00:53

Boost Your Business Voucher Program

Boost Your Business Voucher Program is an initiative established by the Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions that enables Victorian businesses to increase their productivity, market access, and profitability.

Monday, 16 December 2019 00:51

 Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification

An article by ADA-Vic member Ray Harvey of Cider House was recently published in Australian Defence Magazine (ADM). Ray's article draws attention to a new US Department of Defense (US DoD) certification process known as the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Compliance (CMMC) process. It builds upon previous frameworks to improve cybersecurity practices within the Defence Industry.

On the 15th of October, ADA-Vic members ATTAR hosted a Doing Better Business With Defence seminar featuring special guest Dr Annabelle O'Connor delivering a presentation on the topic of Technical Writing in a Defence context.

Attendees were given guidance on principles, challenges and solutions for delivering sound, factual writing in a Defence context. Along with the seminar content was the opportunity to test newly acquired skills straight away with hands-on exercises designed to ensure attendees could apply all principles taught.

On Thursday 24 October, ADA-Vic held another instalment of our BD After Five Defence Industry Networking events with a special guest speaker, Steve Woodward from Kinexus Recruitment.