The defence industry’s event of the year

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, and will be a coveted accolade for both individuals and businesses seeking to forge their role in the defence industry. For a full list of categories click here; to nominate yourself, your business or a colleague click here.

The Australian Defence Industry Awards will quickly become the new benchmark for excellence for the defence industry.

The awards celebrate the best of the best in Australia’s defence industry and recognise the outstanding contribution of professionals and businesses working within the defence industry across 30+ categories.

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Nominations are now open across 13 individual awards and 19 group awards.

To enter these awards, nominate a person, a business or yourself in the category most suited.

The email address used in the nomination will receive a confirmation email and instructions on how to formulate a submission – as well as tips for how to prepare a winning submission.

Submissions must be provided online, but can be worked on offline. A typical submission could take 2-3 hours to complete. To start your submission click here

To nominate a friend, colleague or partner business click here

KEY DATES

 

The Australian Defence Industry Awards is set to be biggest night in the Australian defence industry calendar. Guests from all over Australia will converge at the sell-out black tie event in Canberra to celebrate the achievements of the industry’s most successful professionals, businesses and associations.

Firm these dates in your calendar now, tell your team, dust off your ball gowns and tuxedos and get set for the industry’s event of the year.

05

JUN

SUBMISSIONS OPEN

Click here to lodge your submission

26

JUL

SUBMISSIONS CLOSE

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

EARLY

AUG

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED

The Australian Defence Industry Awards will sell out! Secure your seat TODAY to avoid missing out. Book now

26

SEP

AWARDS DINNER

For full detail see below.

EVENT DETAILS

 

Thursday, 26th September 2019
6:30PM - 11:00PM
Australian Institute of Sport
Leverrier Street,
Bruce, ACT, 2617
Civilian – Black tie
Military – Mess Dress
  • Navy : W4 (with vest for males)
  • Army : 6A, 6C or 6D
  • Air Force : MD1
  • WHY ENTER

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.