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The Australian Defence Industry Awards will recognise the outstanding contribution of defence professionals and businesses in supporting national security and driving innovation, economic growth and workforce development.

Make sure you are recognised in the categories that best suit your role, business, organisation or service. You can enter any category relevant to you or your business (there is no limit) and include as many individuals in your organisation as you like.

Please contact our team here if you have any questions relating to which categories to enter, or if you need help lodging your submission.

INDIVIDUAL AWARDS

Academic of the Year

This award recognises the academic that has delivered outstanding work for their institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Consultant of the Year

This award recognises the consultant that has delivered outstanding work for their organisation/institution and/or client while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Engineer of the Year

This award recognises the engineer that has delivered outstanding work for their organisation or institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Executive of the Year

This award recognises the defence executive that has most effectively shaped their business’ success while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities.

Female Defence Leader of the Year

This award recognises the female defence leader that has most effectively shaped their business’ success while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities.

Graduate of the Year

This award recognises the graduate who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to building a successful career in the defence industry.

Indigenous Defence Leader of the Year

This award recognises the Indigenous defence leader that has most effectively shaped their business’ success while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities.

Innovator of the Year – Individual

This award recognises the innovator that has most effectively shaped their business’ success while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities.

Marketing/Communications Professional of the Year

This award recognises the marketing/communications professional that has delivered outstanding work for their organisation or institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Rising Star of the Year

This award recognises the individual that has most effectively shaped their business’ success while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities.

Scientist of the Year

This award recognises the scientist that has delivered outstanding work for their organisation or institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Technician of the Year

This award recognises the technician that has delivered outstanding work for their organisation or institution while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

GROUP AWARDS

Academic Institution of the Year

This award recognises the university or academic institution that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Aerospace Business of the Year

This award recognises the aerospace business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Consultancy of the Year

This award recognises the defence consultancy that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Cyber Business of the Year

This award recognises the cyber business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Defence Innovator of the Year – Company

This award recognises the defence innovator that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Estate & Infrastructure Business of the Year

This award recognises the defence estate and infrastructure business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the...

Export Business of the Year

This award recognises the defence exporter that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Graduate Program of the Year

This award recognises the defence business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable growth through developing and delivering the most effective graduate program for new industry participants.

Indigenous Business of the Year

This award recognises the Indigenous business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through its participation in the defence industry.

Industry Association of the Year

This award recognises the industry association that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Land Business of the Year

This award recognises the land business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Manufacturer of the Year

This award recognises the defence manufacturer that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Naval Business of the Year

This award recognises the naval business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Prime Contractor of the Year

This award recognises the prime contractor that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

SME of the Year

This award recognises the defence SME that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Space Business of the Year

This award recognises the space business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Start-up of the Year

This award recognises the defence start-up that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Sub-contractor of the Year

This award recognises the sub-contractor that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable business growth while supporting the strengthening of Australia’s defence and national security capabilities through their participation in the defence industry.

Training and Mentorship Program of the Year

This award recognises the defence business that has most effectively capitalised on market opportunities and driven demonstrable growth through developing and delivering the most effective training and mentorship program for new industry participants, or those defence professionals transitioning into new roles

Veteran Support Program of the Year

This award recognises the veteran support program, association or organisation that has most effectively supported ADF veterans transitioning out of service and/or into new career opportunities post service.