Principal Partner

Tuesday, 14 December 2021 • ICC Sydney • Pre-drinks: 6:00PM • Official Start: 7:00PM AEDT Black Tie
ICC, Sydney



In person ticket numbers are limited in line with COVID restrictions, so for those hoping to attend at the venue, you will need to move quickly – with a ticket allocation created on a first-come, first-serve basis.
As always, the health and safety of our delegates is paramount, so we will continue to monitor Government guidelines.

The Australian Defence Industry Awards was created to reflect the comprehensive role of the defence industry as a fundamental input to Australia’s capability.

The 2020 sell-out hybrid awards, were simultaneously held in-person at four state locations and live streamed to all of Australia. Celebrated the achievements and excellence of the industry’s most successful professionals and businesses. This year, the black-tie gala event will bring together leaders to celebrate the industry’s night of nights in Sydney — and you’re invited to attend!

Recognising people and businesses, rather than products and platforms, the Australian Defence Industry Awards universally acknowledges all defence industry stakeholders — from primes, SMEs, academic institutions and associations through to high-performing individuals such as defence executives, Indigenous and female leaders, students, scientists, technicians and academics.

The awards are open to all businesses operating in Australia supporting the defence supply chain and have become a coveted accolade for organisations and professionals seeking to forge their role in the defence industry.

Be a part of this groundbreaking initiative and put your peers, colleagues or yourself forward for these coveted accolades.

Why Enter the Awards?

For organisations, securing an Australian Defence Industry Award will set you apart when attracting and retaining the best talent, while strengthening your position when winning defence projects or contracts. For individuals, recognition will underpin career advancement.

With a judging panel including ex-senior ADF leaders, academics, business executives, entrepreneurs and innovators, an Australian Defence Industry Award is peer-reviewed recognition of your capabilities in defence and passion for driving the industry forward.

With the defence industry now established as a fundamental input to capability, an Australian Defence Industry Award reaffirms the role of your organisation, or you personally, in advancing the defence industry and capability building.

To be remember

Submissions close

If you have any questions or need help lodging your submission, please contact:

Adrian Connell
0448 021 996
[email protected]

Finalists announced

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Award ceremony

Don’t miss out on the industry’s networking evening of the year held at the ICC, Sydney.


Awards organiser