With the 2016 Defence White Paper and a rapid technological change occurring in Australia’s defence sector, our nation is seeing a once-in-a-lifetime surge in defence investment. The Queensland Government is committed to ensuring our state’s defence industries can take maximum advantage of this opportunity and cement their place as Australia’s next generation defence supplier.

The Queensland Defence Industries 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (PDF icon 5.7 MB), part of the Advance Queensland initiative, is our plan to support growth in this sector. It builds on the momentum generated by the recent decisions to base large-scale and technologically advanced projects, such as LAND400 Phase 2 and the Defence Cooperative Research Centre for Trusted Autonomous Systems, here in our state.

Our vision under the Roadmap is to significantly increase defence revenue and generate 3500 new full-time jobs by 2028. This will be achieved through a range of actions across three strategies:

Key actions include:

Queensland defence industries at a glance