Centre for Defence Industry Capability

A new $230 million Centre for Defence Industry Capability will be headquartered in Adelaide to connect Defence needs with the innovation and expertise of Australian defence industry, as well as help grow a competitive, sustainable Australian defence industry base.

The new centre will be funded by the Department of Defence as part of the 2016 Defence Industry Policy Statement. The funding will be spread across the decade to 2025-26.

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability will help build defence capability and promote Australian defence industry competitiveness by providing:

  • advice and funding to help Australian defence industry build its skills and capabilities
  • development support for small to medium enterprises, including assisting industry to access global supply chain markets
  • information about Defence’s innovation requirements, to support the development of innovative capabilities by Australian defence industry.

More information about the Centre for Defence Industry Capability can be found here.