Defence opportunities

New South Wales is home to the largest number of Defence bases and capabilities of any state or territory. More than a quarter of Australia’s Defence personnel are based in NSW, 26,000 in total, with the defence sector supporting over 54,000 jobs. NSW has the industrial base, transport and communications infrastructure, workforce and R&D capability to support Defence.

An era of opportunity for Defence

With a record $575 billion in national Defence spending locked in for the next decade, the industry can look forward to a period of strong growth.

The NSW Government is committed to backing local industry through a comprehensive policy framework, including Global NSW and a refreshed defence industry strategy.

The Government will leverage the State’s strong Defence presence, industrial capability, skilled workforce and world-class academic and research institutes to capture opportunities and support growth across multiple defence regions and districts, generating investment and jobs in NSW.

Defence and the Western Parkland City and Aerotropolis

Bringing together complex supply chain capabilities emerging near the new Nancy Bird Walton International Airport, Western Sydney Aerotropolis will catalyse the growth of advanced industry, focussed initially on aerospace, aviation and defence.

How we help

Global NSW is here to support the development of services and technology, facilitating investment and coordinating State industry assistance programs. Global NSW can help you establish or expand by providing:

  • market intelligence and investment opportunities
  • support for business case development
  • identification of suitable investment locations and partners in NSW
  • facilitation of familiarisation visits to NSW
  • advice on NSW government programs and approval processes
  • connections with government contacts and the local business network

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