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 nearly 30% 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
NSW Defence targets ASEAN markets at DSA 2018
Nine NSW defence industry companies will form part of a Team Defence Australia mission attending one of the world’s top defence trade shows – Defence Services Asia 2018 – from 16-19 April in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
NSW companies win work on major army project
NSW companies will contribute critical capabilities and benefit from valuable supply chain work following the Commonwealth’s award of a $5 billion contract for the Army’s future combat reconnaissance vehicles to Rheinmetall.
Lithgow Arms sets sights on Defence exports
Central West company Lithgow Arms is competing on the international stage against some of the world’s biggest defence manufacturers with a bid to meet the needs of the Indian Army by supplying it with its F90/EF88 rifles.
Defence companies invited to exhibit on NSW Stand at Land Forces 2018
The NSW Government invites defence companies to apply now for a chance to exhibit on its stand at Land Forces 2018, one of Australia’s largest defence expos.