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Defence and aerospace

Defence companies in regional NSW are supported by a complete ecosystem of critical industrial capabilities, a highly skilled workforce, and world-class academic and research institutions.

At a glance

$3.38 billion

Gross Value Add delivered by NSW to the Australian defence industry in 2021-22


Increase in the NSW defence industry Gross Value Add in 2021-22


NSW has the most defence bases and facilities of any Australian state


The NSW defence industry leads Australia across every GVA metric:

  • $653.4m (manufacturing)
  • $856.9m (construction)
  • $1,245.8m (professional, scientific and technical services)

Over 65,000

Defence and aerospace skilled workers employed in NSW


Number of previous ADF members living in regional Australia

Hot opportunities

Repair and maintenance

Defence aerospace

Space and satellite


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