About the information campaign

The information campaign ‘The Workforce Behind The Defence Force’ is delivered by the Defence Industry Policy Division, part of the Strategic Policy and Intelligence Group.

The campaign was developed in consultation with Defence groups and agreed to by Government.

The aim of the information campaign is to raise awareness of the role and opportunity for the Australian defence industry in the capability development for the Australian Defence Force. Defence industry is embarking on a period of unprecedented growth to support the $200 billion Australian Government investment into Defence capability.

In 2018, we commence our continuous ship building program, growing an Australian naval shipbuilding industry that will provide thousands of ongoing jobs in heavy industry, technology, and in supply chains. Our next generation of Offshore Patrol Vessels, Frigates and Submarines will be built in Australia by Australians in our defence industry. There will be a range of other major acquisition and sustainment activities being undertaken by Australians supporting our future Defence capability.

We recognise that we have to be on the front foot now in order to ensure that we will have the defence industry supply chain and skilled workforce available to complete these projects now, in five years, and beyond.

If you have any queries, please use the following contacts:

Businesses and researchers

The Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) is the trusted link for Australian small and medium enterprises looking to enter - or expand their footprint - in the Defence industry. The ODIS is working closely with Defence to support this campaign and will assist you with your queries. Please reference the 'Information Campaign' in your query.

W: https://www.business.gov.au/odis

Please note queries to the ODIS are initially answered by the AusIndustry contact centre who may be able to assist with basic queries. The contact centre will refer you through to a ODIS Industry Engagement team if they cannot assist. 

Media enquires

All media enquires to be directed to Defence Media. Please reference the ‘Information Campaign’ in your query.

Defence Media

E: media [at] defence.gov.au.

Working in the defence industry

The campaign website (www.defenceindustry.gov.au) contains links to a number of resources to help you find opportunities in the defence industry:

Jobactive is a recruitment service that connects you with jobs that are the right fit – visit www.jobactive.gov.au and search for defence industry jobs.

Myskills is a national directory of vocational education and training courses, including for defence industry careers - visit https://www.myskills.gov.au/industries/defence-industry

General enquires

For general enquiries about the campaign, email defenceindustry.campaignenquiries [at] defence.gov.au.

Please note that this email address monitored part-time. The campaign team will not be able to provide assistance on finding jobs, training, or identifying acquisition opportunities for your products and services.