New South Wales – A great place for Defence

Strong: Key Defence establishments, training areas and more than a quarter of Australia’s Defence personnel

Smart: Vital skills and expertise in critical defence capabilities, partnered with leading tertiary and research institutions

Connected: Strategic infrastructure linked with major corporate headquarters and global supply chains

The NSW advantage

  • Australia’s largest economy generating one-third of the nation’s GDP
  • One-third of Australia’s total manufacturing output, generating around $33 billion in industry value
  • Highest number of defence industry skilled workers
  • Majority of the nation’s leading tertiary and research institutions
  • The base of Australia’s new F35 fighter at Williamtown, NSW.

To view the map in detail download the NSW Defence Sector Capability Report

Current and future industry precincts

Map of New South Wales highlighting areas of key defence, industry, education and innovation