State Government of Victoria

Victorian Goverment

Victoria is Australia’s State of defence industry excellence. Victoria’s defence industry has more than 300 companies employing around 7,000 people who make equipment and provide services for defence activities. Renowned for its advanced manufacturing, world class research and development and possessing a highly skilled workforce, Victoria has proven expertise in delivering complex projects.


The Victorian Government, through the Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources, continues to work closely with the Australian Industry Defence Network – Victoria and the Victorian Defence Alliances. The State Government is also supported by the Victorian Defence Industry Advocate to promote and develop the State’s defence industry. The government has released a strategy to grow the defence technologies sector. The strategy can be viewed at

Australian Industry & Defence Network - Victoria (AIDN-VIC)


Champion the cause of SMEs in Victoria’s Defence industry

The Australian Industry & Defence Network – Victoria (AIDN-Vic) facilitates interaction and communication within Victoria’s dynamic base of smaller defence supply companies, assisting members to exploit the opportunities provided by the Australian and international Defence and security markets.

Victorian Defence Alliances

AIDN-Vic, in partnership with the Victorian Government, has established 5 Victorian Defence Alliances including the Aerospace Alliance. The other Alliances are: VDA-Digital, VDA-Land Systems, VDA-Maritime and VDA-Submarines. The Alliances act as a catalyst through advocacy, networking, collaboration and mentoring to assist member companies to bid for work in national and international defence industry supply chains.

Defence Market Intelligence and Networking

AIDN-Vic helps its members’ network with other defence industry suppliers and provides connections with Defence and defence industry prime companies. AIDN-Vic organises networking events, seminars, trade missions and a range of other industry support initiatives.

Communication link between Industry and Government

AIDN-Vic represents the interests of its members by providing a communication link between those members and State and Commonwealth Government Departments. These include the Commonwealth Department of Defence (Capability, Acquisition and Sustainment Group), the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science and the Victorian Government Department of Economic Development, Jobs, Transport and Resources. AIDN-Vic also represents its members through advocacy on matters that shape defence and security industry policy.

National Organisation

AIDN-Vic, with over 270 member companies, is part of the AIDN National Organisation which includes State and Territory Chapters with a combined membership of 700+ companies.

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