South Australia’s defence industry, research organisations and educational institutions team together to find innovative solutions for the Australian Defence Force and defence projects.

The state has a long history of success in defence research, underpinned by strong education and industry alliances.

Science and technology is identified in the Defence White Paper as a key enabler of the successful delivery and sustainment of the nation's enhanced defence capabilities.  

Science and technology is a key focus area for South Australia, with potential for significant growth and development. To that end, the state government is partnering with Defence and industry to build on our position as a centre of expertise for defence science and technology.

This work is concentrating on support for research, development and commercialisation of defence science and technologies through collaboration between our universities, industry, and the state and federal governments, particularly the significant Defence Science and Technology Group research divisions based at Edinburgh Defence Precinct.

For further information please direct all enquiries to Sumen Rai, Manager, Defence Science and Technology at Defence SA. Tel: +61 8 8463 7102 or