NSW Government at PACIFIC 2019 International Maritime Exposition


Principal sponsor of Pacific 2019

NSW is proud to be the principal sponsor of PACIFIC 2019, putting Sydney centre stage when it comes to investment in defence and maritime technology.

PACIFIC is the only international exhibition of its kind in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, and an opportunity for commercial maritime and naval defence industries to promote their capabilities to decision-makers from around the world.

NSW defence and maritime companies will be exhibiting to win global export sales and we’ll be directly supporting 18 of them on our stand to open doors and close deals. This year’s group includes a diverse range of NSW suppliers of defence-related equipment and services. Meet the Defence NSW co-exhibitors below.

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Austest Laboratories

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Austest Laboratories is an independent testing and certification company assisting manufacturers, importers and exporters in gaining access to local and international markets.

Austest was established in 1991 to cater to AUSTEL (previous name for ACMA) based customers requiring NATA conformance test reports for obtaining AUSTEL approvals and has since grown to become the most comprehensive full service compliance test facilities in Australia by encompassing testing and approval services covering Electrical Safety, Energy Efficiency, EMC (emissions and immunity), Telecommunications, Wireless and Environmental product and component compliance.

Advantage Wollongong

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Advantage Wollongong is a partnership between the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet (DPC), Wollongong City Council and the University of Wollongong. Serious about attracting new business to the city, the Advantage Wollongong partners work together to assist businesses and investors interested in Wollongong.

The NSW DPC leads the NSW public sector to deliver on the Government's commitments and supports the delivery of major government projects to enhance economic wellbeing across the state. NSW DPC works collaboratively with business and communities to advance investment, trade, innovation, productivity and regional growth across all sectors.

Wollongong City Council’s Economic Development Unit is the first point of contact for many businesses looking to establish, expand or relocate to Wollongong. The University of Wollongong one of Australia’s leading research and teaching universities and is ranked as one of the top 2% universities in the world. Contributing over $2 billion in gross economic output to the local economy and producing highly skilled graduates across a broad range of disciplines, the university is a vital part of the Wollongong economy.

Blueprint Labs

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Blueprint Lab set out to make the smallest subsea robotic arms in the world and succeeded. This filled a capability gap for militaries using portable Remotely Operated Vehicles (ROVs) to aid the clearance diver.

The products enable operators to remotely defuse underwater mines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), and are a capability multiplier for Search and Recovery specialists.

Defence Innovation Network

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NSW Defence Innovation Network (DIN) is a university-led initiative of the NSW Government and the Defence Science and Technology Group to enhance NSW Defence industry capability through collaboration with government and academic research institutions. Established in October 2017, and supported by seven leading universities, DIN’s focus is on bringing world-class research capabilities and innovation to the defence sector.

The role is to facilitate engagement between research groups that produce technologies of relevance to Defence, and to provide exciting, value-add collaborative business opportunities. DIN’s overall goal is to improve technology for the Defence end-user and to help boost our stakeholders’ interests in a $195+ billion defence market.


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GME is a proud Australian-owned company established in 1959 by Ted Dunn. Originating in Television repair, GME evolved into specialising in the design and manufacturing of radio communication devices and emergency beacons.

Headquartered in Sydney’s Winston Hills, GME provides communication equipment and emergency beacons of the highest standard to clients in Australia and around the world.

Harwood Marine

Harwood Marine logo Located on the north coast of NSW, Harwood Marine has over 40 years’ experience within the marine industry. Services include ship construction, vessel repairs and maintenance, green technology, engineering, project management, design and port services.

Combining the latest design and technology, Harwood Marine has essential marine expertise in not only new constructions, but also repairs and maintenance in both steel and aluminium. Harwood Marine ensures every project is seamless.

Hydraulic Controls

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Hydraulic Controls specialises in the design and manufacture of valves and Hydraulic Integrated Circuits - HICs. With 47 years of experience with this technology, Hydraulic Controls are trusted name in the industry.

All HICs are produced at the Brookvale, Sydney Headquarters. The company offers CAD designs with 3D modelling and fast turnaround for prototype work.

Hunter Defence

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Hunter Defence represents a diverse group of industry stakeholders in the region, including manufacturing and supply firms, industry networks, specialist consultants, advisors and government. The group is chaired by Tim Owen, a former Air Force Commander and 32-year services veteran with significant expertise in the Australian Defence Force contracting process and experience working with defence primes.

Hunter Defence is a collaborative task force focused on demonstrating the capability of established Hunter defence industry suppliers to government and primes, as well as upskilling local SMEs to become ‘Defence ready’.


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Lintek is one of the most innovative PCB companies in the world, with almost 30 years’ experience specialising in the production of microwave and high frequency printed circuit boards. Using a patented High Vacuum Deposition process, Lintek is able to manufacture a large variety of printed circuit boards, ranging from 1.8-meter long antennas to sub miniature transmitters, using a variety of different substrates. Our unique vacuum deposition metallisation process reliably produces clean, accurate features with excellent impedance characteristics.

The world class products are widely used in commercial and defence applications. Lintek has IPC A600 certified staff and a trainer on site. All PCBs are manufactured to IPC Class 2 minimum. Lintek operates a Quality Management System which complies with the requirements of ISO9001:2015 + AS9100D.

Mellori Solutions

Mellori logoMellori Solutions is a 100% Australian-owned company of engineers and defence industry professionals. The specialised team combines Army, Navy, Air Force and commercial experience to build a proven record of delivering innovative EW training, testing, support and situational awareness for the Australian Defence Force.

Mellori Solutions work in partnership with the Australian Defence Force, and are embedded with their teams to provide the best possible project fulfilment and support.

Based in Nowra on the NSW south coast, the company understands the importance of building a healthy local community, whilst teams in London, Auckland and Adelaide ensure a strong global and national network.

OCIUS Technology

OCIUS logoOCIUS Technology Ltd (formerly Solar Sailor Holdings Ltd) is an Australian public unlisted company. In 1997 Solar Sailor won the Advanced Technology Boat Race in Canberra, beating the next solar boat by 5 laps of 6km (30km) using a new patented ‘solar sail’ a simple device which harnessed both solar and wind energy in a seaworthy way. In 2014, Solar Sailor changed its name to OCIUS (Latin for 'fleet') to reflect an expansion of its patented technologies including the solar sail.

OCUIS is now under its second DST Group Defence Innovation Hub contract to build an intelligent ‘C2 network’ of persistent unmanned surface vessels and is testing these in a designated AMSA approved ‘box’ off the NSW Coast.

Penske Power Systems

Penske logoPenske Power Systems is a leading distributor of the world’s finest diesel engines, gas engines, and power systems. Penske Power Systems represents some of the most technologically advanced and well-respected brands in the industry, including MTU, Detroit, Allison Transmission, and Sauer Compressors.

The company distributes products renowned for their reliability, straightforward operation, ease of maintenance and low lifecycle costs. They are put to work in a variety of defence applications.

Ron Allum Deep Sea Services

Ron Allum logoRon Allum Deepsea Services is built upon the knowhow and experience of Ron and Yvette Allum. Ron’s ability to adapt, design and build specialist underwater equipment has placed him at the forefront of developments in exploration, technology and science globally. Yvette has taken the company from a start-up to a respected player in defence and science. Ron commenced work on Deepsea Challenger in 2005, researching and overseeing the building of the pressure sphere that forms its core. He then went on to develop a unique formula for syntactic foam, Isofloat®, which provided Deepsea Challenger’s chassis and flotation.

Sister company, Ron Allum Deepsea Systems, has the exclusive Australian license and non-exclusive worldwide license to manufacture Isofloat®. In July 2017, Ron Allum Deepsea Services was awarded a $3.17 million Defence contract to explore the feasibility of a novel, high-performance autonomous glider for long-endurance, undersea surveillance. This follows on from a previous collaboration with the Defence Science and Technology Group to build a prototype glider, Sun Ray.


Schiebel logoFounded in 1951, the Schiebel Group of companies focuses on the development, testing and production of state-of-the-art mine detection equipment and the revolutionary CAMCOPTER® S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS). Schiebel has built an international reputation for producing quality products, backed by exceptional after-sales service and support. Launched in 2010, Schiebel’s composite division supplies customers with high-end carbon fiber technology.

All products are quality-controlled to meet ISO 9001 standards. Schiebel maintains offices and production facilities in Vienna (Austria), Wiener Neustadt (Austria), as well as offices in Abu Dhabi (UAE), Manassas, VA (USA) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).

Shoalhaven Defence Industry Group

Shoalhaven Defence Industry GroupThe Shoalhaven Defence Industry Group is an alliance between the local defence industry, Shoalhaven City Council, the NSW Government and the Shoalhaven Business Chamber.

With a decade of experience assisting the local defence industry, Shoalhaven Defence Industry Group advocate on behalf of industry to all levels of government.

The Shoalhaven Defence Industry Group is serious about attracting business, investment and jobs to the Shoalhaven. Services include assistance with key local introductions, site selection, decision support material, networking opportunities and advice on government regulations, policies and incentives.


TAFE NSW logoTAFE NSW is the leading provider of vocational education and training in Australia. Each year, more than 500,000 students enrol into nationally recognised courses and training. TAFE NSW provides high quality, personalised vocational education and training to build prosperity, sustainability and innovation throughout New South Wales.

TAFE NSW has a great reputation for industry and business partnerships. These relationships provide a high quality, job ready workforce to business and industry. To maintain this level of success, TAFE NSW are constantly adapting our courses and facilities to suit local community and industry needs.

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Specialising in high-risk, large-scale and challenging projects, since 1965, TBH has partnered with both the public and private sector to provide simple solutions to their most complex problems. As Australia’s largest privately owned, independent consultancy with an international footprint.

We provide specialist project management services including: planning and scheduling, cost management, risk management, project controls and more.

Varley Group

Varley logoVarley was established in 1886 and is one of Australia's oldest and most advanced engineering and manufacturing companies. Throughout its long history, Varley has steadily grown and diversified to provide a comprehensive range of first class products, service and workmanship to various major industries.

The Varley Group's ability to transform customer ideas into reality has earned the company a competitive reputation as a provider of innovative turnkey solutions and unsurpassed service, on local, national and international stages. Current manufacturing projects include custom emergency service, health, education and rescue vehicles, defence ambulances and arms storage facilities, industrial and recreational electric vehicles, power plant restorations and rail maintenance works.

Yamba Welding & Engineering 

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Yamba Welding & Engineering expertise in aluminium fabrication, practical and innovative design work, has placed the company as a major Australian commercial aluminium boat builder.

Since 1992 the company has been working to a Quality System based on International Standards and holds Third Party Certification from Bureau Veritas, recognised by the Queensland Government with Registration as a Quality Assured Supplier.