New South Wales (NSW ) is Australia’s economic, finance and education powerhouse. NSW contributes one-third of Australia’s GDP and currently enjoys record business investment and a AAA credit rating. NSW is committed to growing defence industries and related jobs, investment and innovation across the state. The NSW Government’s priority is to maintain the best possible conditions for sustainable, technically advanced and globally competitive defence industries, as part of making the state a great place to live and work.
NSW has been a strong supporter of national defence since before federation and is host to important defence bases and capabilities supported by a broad range of industries and major education and training establishments.
NSW is home to the largest number of defence bases and capabilities of any state or territory and is home to one quarter of Australia’s military and defence civilian personnel. All three services have significant bases throughout the state, including major sustainment hubs for the Australian Army at Holsworthy Barracks, the Royal Australian Navy at Garden Island and the Royal Australian Air Force at Williamtown. Each service has operational level headquarters and significant training units located across the state.
News and Events
Call for expressions of interest from Defence suppliers to showcase products at Land Forces
NSW defence industry suppliers are being invited to register their interest in showcasing their products on the NSW Government stand at this year’s Land Forces.
TAFE NSW strengthens pathways to naval shipbuilding jobs
NSW Minister for Skills and Tertiary Education Geoff Lee announced that TAFE NSW had signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Naval Shipbuilding College on Wednesday July 3.
Grants to boost companies with defence smarts
The NSW Government-backed Defence Innovation Network (DIN) is offering matched grants of up to $50,000 to help companies turn smart concepts into reality and deliver 21st century solutions for the Australian Defence Force.
Governor of NSW tours Avalon Airshow
On Wednesday 27 February, the NSW Government stand at the Avalon Airshow welcomed the Governor of NSW, His Excellency General David Hurley AC DSC (Ret’d). The Governor’s visit enabled him to meet with NSW defence and aerospace industry companies and highlight their role in support of Australian Defence Force capabilities.