NSW has received a significant proportion of national Defence funding, with Defence-related operations in NSW generating in excess of $5.4 billion annually. The NSW Government recognises the significant contributions made by Defence and defence-related industries to the state in terms of attracting investment, economic growth and job creation.
Significant Defence acquisition decisions are being made now and over the next decade and NSW industry is well placed to respond to capability and capacity requirements, either within NSW or in partnership with other states and territories. A strategic and coordinated approach to developing NSW industry has potential to substantially increase direct Defence expenditure in NSW with significant flow-on benefits.
For every $1 billion recurrent Defence operational spending (non-capital) that comes into NSW, the estimated economic impact is approximately $1.4 billion in Gross State Product (GSP) and 10,000 jobs supported.
NSW Defence profile
NSW defence personnel
NSW defence and industry employment
Employment impacts by industry in NSW
NSW share of employment by region
NSW defence bases and facilities
Value-added impacts by industry in NSW