It’s your time to shine

Nominate NOW and 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.

To be held in September at the Australian Institute of Sport, ACT, this black-tie gala event will 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.

For more information on the awards program click here or to start your submission today click here.


For the first time in Australia, Defence Connect has created an awards program that reflects the comprehensive role of defence industry as a fundamental input to capability.

Recognising leading professionals and businesses, rather than products and platforms, the Australian Defence Industry Awards universally acknowledges all defence industry stakeholders – from our 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. Nominate NOW to 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 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 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 Australian Defence Industry Award reaffirms the role of your organisation, or you personally, in advancing defence industry and capability building.





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Please contact us on +61 2 9922 3300 if you have any questions or need help lodging your submission.




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