Department of Defence

Defence’s primary role is to defend Australia and its national interests, promote security and stability, and support the Australian community as directed by the Government.

Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS)

The Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) provides a seamless experience for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to engage with Defence. ODIS is the trusted link for Australian SMEs looking to enter or expand their footprint in the Defence industry.

ASDEFCON (Complex Services) | Defence

Australian Standard for Defence Contracting – Procurement and Contracting information and templates.


The Australian Trade and Investment Commission (Austrade) helps grow Australia’s prosperity by delivering quality trade and investment services to businesses, accelerates growth in Australia’s tourism sector and promotes Australia’s education to the world.

Team Defence Australia

Sitting within the Australian Defence Export Office, Team Defence Australia is the premier national platform for export-capable Australian defence and dual-use companies to showcase their goods, services, technology and solutions at international trade events.

Regional Development Australia Illawarra Shoalhaven

RDA Illawarra Shoalhaven’s role is to help drive economic growth, innovation and entrepreneurship through facilitating investment in community, industry and the environment.

AusIndustry | Department of Industry Science and Resources

AusIndustry work with businesses every day, nurturing partnerships and networks, and providing information and connections. We help Australian businesses be productive, innovative and sustainable. Our key activities include:

  • helping businesses navigate local, state and commonwealth government support
  • generating business insights to inform and improve policy and programs across government
  • administering programs and services our department delivers
Investment NSW

We facilitate economic development and attract investment, reinforcing New South Wales (NSW) as the most desirable place in the world to visit, study, invest and do business.

Investment NSW - Defence Industry

The NSW defence industry contributes an estimated $3.3 billion to the defence industry as a gross value add. With unprecedented levels of spending by businesses, investors and government, NSW is well positioned to leverage the opportunities and maximise the benefits of this once in a generation investment.

Invest Regional NSW

With a state economy set to tip the $1 trillion mark by 2030, the largest regional workforce in Australia and a rapidly growing Asian market on the doorstep, the vibrant regions servicing Sydney offer unrivalled investment opportunities. 

Invest Wollongong

Invest Wollongong is a strategic partnership of Wollongong City Council, NSW Government and the University of Wollongong, with the goal of attracting new businesses, investment and jobs by promoting Wollongong as a superior business location in key target sectors.

Shoalhaven City Council - Economic Development

If you are ready for a fresh start, relocating to the Shoalhaven makes good personal (quality of life) and economic sense.  Our Economic Development Office has a professional care program to make the establishment and/or expansion of your business in the Shoalhaven as easy as possible.

Shellharbour City Council - Economic Development

Our Economic Development Strategy is all about fostering sustainable growth to achieve:

  • more local job opportunities
  • a vibrant business community
  • educated and skilled employees
  • the best use of new technologies, and
  • more visitors to help our community grow
The RSL Employment Program

The RSL Employment Program supports veterans and partners of current and ex-serving Defence members in their search for meaningful employment. This program is available nationally and is delivered in partnership by RSL LifeCare and RSL Queensland.

Industry Capability Network (ICN)

ICN is made up of member organisations with the procurement and supply chain expertise to provide you with specialist support and advice in your industry and local market.

ICN Gateway

ICN is made up of member organisations with the procurement and supply chain expertise to provide you with specialist support and advice in your industry and local market.

Business Illawarra

Working closely with members to identify key issues in business and find practical policy solutions to ensure all businesses across the Illawarra prosper.  In April 2023 Business Illawarra published the Illawarra Shoalhaven 10-Year Defence Industry Development Strategy 

i3net | Illawarra Innovative Industry Network

i3net, the Illawarra Innovative Industry Network, is your gateway to the Illawarra’s vast range of manufacturers, engineering service providers and industrial suppliers.

Shoalhaven Business Chamber

The business chamber contributes to the growth of the region via the business community. A membership organisation consisting of members from the business, government, education, and not-for-profit sectors.

Shoalhaven Professional Business Association (spba)

A driving force in retaining, developing and attracting professionals in and to the Shoalhaven.

Defence Connect

Defence industry news and analysis.