The Defence Industrial Capability Plan introduced ten initial Sovereign Industrial Capability Priorities (the Priorities), and noted Defence would develop Implementation Plans for each Priority. These Implementation Plans outline critical industrial capabilities for each Priority, describe the existing Australian defence industry sector and outline the actions to be taken by Government to support the development of each Priority.

Alongside these Implementation Plans, Defence is releasing Industry Plans to unpack the industrial capabilities that need to be delivered or supported by Australian industry, and encourage greater investment in those capabilities. The first of these Implementation and Industry Plans were released on 17 December 2019.

The Australian Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management Conference 2020, will bring together key researchers, users, and decision makers from across the Australian space sector, to focus on developing a set of shared priorities and goals among the Australian SSA community. The conference will enable Australia to meet the evolving challenge of safely and responsibly operating within the space domain.

The conference aims to:

The aim of DISC is to help participants develop a better understanding of both Defence and industry in order to improve Australia’s defence industry capabilities. The course gives participants the opportunity to share ideas, problem-solve, build important business contacts and visit a number of Defence and defence industry sites.
The 2020 course comprises of four, one-week modules spread over a 7-month period. 

Participants must attend all modules and will be required during and outside of course dates to undertake syndicate work.
The cost is $9000 (GST exlcusive) which is tax-deductible. The fee covers course delivery, accommodation, meals and flights from the participant’s local airport.

The Victorian Government is offering up to five eligible students with an opportunity to reimburse them up to $4500 (GST exclusive) per student.

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.

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