The Australian Industry Group has a long history in supporting and encouraging a globally competitive Australian defence industry.  The Australian Industry Group Defence Council is the principal voice for our defence industry.  Member companies' activities cover the whole array of defence business – from systems and platform development, manufacture and through-life support and facilities construction through to providing base services and support for ADF personnel.

The activities of the Australian Industry Group Defence Council are guided by its National Executive which comprises the CEOs of Australia's leading defence companies, working with and supporting the Australian Defence Force.

The objectives of the Defence Council are to:

  • Bring Government, Defence & Defence Industry together for the benefit of Australia’s national security and the growth and development of Defence Industry;
  • Provide trusted advice to Government and champion policies to support the Australian Defence Force and Industry;
  • Be the leading voice representing the capabilities of Australia’s Defence Industry, defence-related capabilities in other industries and associated supply chains;
  • Bring thought leaders together to foster and exchange ideas; and
  • Build our community through the provision of high-quality information and networks.

For further information please refer to the Ai Group Defence Council Business & SME Forum membership form or contact Kate Louis at