It’s your time to shine

Take the first step to being recognised as one of Australia’s top defence industry professionals or businesses. Don’t miss your chance to win this coveted award at the defence industry’s night of nights.

2020’s black-tie gala event will again showcase the depth of talent in Australia’s defence industry while affirming its essential role in supporting national security and driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development. This is the networking event of the year for the defence industry, and one you won’t want to miss being recognised at.

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

This year, the black-tie gala event will bring together leaders to celebrate the industry’s night of nights. The 2019 sell-out event in Canberra celebrated the achievements and excellence of the industry’s most successful professionals and businesses. In 2020 we will continue this tradition.

Recognising people and businesses, rather than products and platforms, the Australian Defence Industry Awards universally acknowledge 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 ground breaking initiative and put your peers, colleagues or yourself forward for these coveted accolades.

Stand out in a competitive marketplace

For organisations, securing an Defence Connect 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.

Highlight your experience delivering high-level defence programs

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

Gain recognition for your contribution to strengthening Australia’s national security

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






Click here to nominate a colleague so they get the recognition they deserve.




Please contact Sebastian Cruz on 02 9922 3300 if you have any questions or need help lodging your submission or email [email protected].




We’re delivering this year’s finalists in stages, so stay tuned for more announcements.

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