The Illawarra Shoalhaven Defence Advantage
The Illawarra Shoalhaven is the perfect location to establish your defence business.

The Illawarra Shoalhaven is a strong and growing defence region with unique capabilities in steel manufacturing, naval aviation and R&D. The Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Defence Network is at the centre of an eco-system of government, industry and education supporting and enabling defence industry to thrive in the region. 

  • Promote the regions defence capabilities
  • Connect and inform
  • Advocate on behalf of industry to all levels of government
  • Connect the region to national and international defence industry opportunities
  • Support industry priorities including workforce and skills

The Illawarra Shoalhaven 10-year Defence Industry Strategy

Prepared by KPMG in partnership with regional stakeholders including the Illawarra Shoalhaven Regional Defence Network, The Illawarra Shoalhaven 10-year Defence Industry Strategy outlines six strategic focus areas required for the region to play an expanded role in the nation’s rapidly growing defence industry sector.