Company Overview

Established in 1973, Vipac is a wholly Australian-owned engineering consultancy that specialises in noise, acoustics, vibration and structural dynamics, with over 150 trained experts and four Australian offices. Since 1992, Vipac has undertaken various joint research and development projects with the Australian Government and the country's largest defence organisations to make it one of the Defence Industry's preferred suppliers. Our core competencies include general defence design, aerodynamics and acoustics analysis, high-end dynamics testing, asset monitoring and specialist testing services.

Products and Services

Vipac are renowned experts in:
1. Mechanical, structural, dynamic/static analysis & integrity of structures
2. Vibration/ shock/ vibro-acoustics analysis & isolation solutions
3. Systems engineering, modelling/ simulation & analytical solutions
4. Design/ 3D modelling, drafting & interface/integration
5. Test/ measurement/ data analysis & evaluation
6. MIL standard environmental testing/ high temperature/ low temperature/ thermal shock/ mechanical shock & vibration
7. Asset condition monitoring/HUMS, diagnostic instrumentation & data acquisition systems;
8. Failure/fatigue/fracture analysis and root cause investigations

Specifically, Vipac has expertise and capability in the following:
Design & Systems Engineering
Asset Monitoring & Life Extension
Testing & Evaluation
Structural Integrity & Structural Dynamics
Noise, Vibration & Signal Analysis
Thermal & Fluid Dynamics


ISO 9001:2015 Quality System Certification
ISO 17025 NATA Accreditation (Acoustic, Vibration, Environment Testing)
AS/NZS 4801 (Health & Safety) System Certification
ISO 14001 (Environmental) System Certification
Defence Industrial Security Program (DISP) Security Clearances (up to NV1 Level)
Defence DSS/CASG Panel (Defence Support Services) – Preferred Supplier
Defence WHS SOP Panel (work Health & Safety Services) – Preferred Supplier
SEA1000 IPT Future Submarine Program Panel – Preferred Supplier
ASC Technical Support Agency (TSA) Panel
American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Marine Panel

Major Projects

Other Projects

Vipac partners and customers include: BAE Systems, Boeing, Lockheed Martin, Naval Group Australia, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Rheinmetall, Rolls Royce, Saab, Tenix, Thales, Airbus, ASC (AWD & Collins), Australian Aerospace, CASG/DMO, CDG (& RPDE), DARPA (US), DSTO, EIG, JHC, COHS, ADF – RAAF/RAN/Army.

Projects include:
Echidna (BAE)
RAN Ships (BAE)
Collins Class Submarine (ASC)
M113AS Upgrade (BAE)
Hawkei (BAE)
Mercedes-Benz G-Wagons,
Land 121 Phase 4, Bushmaster APC
Mach 5/50 Phase 1b, DSTO, WSD
Novel Ordnance Systems
Parakeet Communications / Shelters (BAE)
Antenna Hub
CMM, MCA & Periscope Systems (BAE)
Defence Communication Shelters DMO CASG
Super Hornet F/A-18F (AFHQ)
AP-3C Flight Test
AP-3C Drag & Vibration Assessment
AP-3C Stand Off Weapon Integration Study
AP-3C (TAP-3)
C-130J Vibro-Acoustics
C-130J Wedgetail Support Certification
C-130J Composite Wingflap
Defence-wide WHS Noise Management Program (DoD/DCOH)
Submarine Components Testing, Attack Class (Naval Group)
Anzac Midlife Capability Assurance Program, Anzac Class Frigates (BAE)
Joint Strike Fighter (F35A) development for Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman & BAE



  • Architectural, Engineering and Technical Services
  • Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Professional, Scientific and Technical Services
  • Scientific Research Services

Other Capabilities

Vipac hold a comprehensive range of mechanical and climatic testing equipment enabling us to subject your products to almost any service conditions the natural environment may throw at them. With testing labs in both Melbourne an