Defence in Canberra

Canberra, Australia’s national capital, is also Australia’s defence capital with the largest concentration of defence and national security agencies, assets and organisations in Australia. The Canberra region also hosts the Royal Military College at Duntroon, the Australian Defence Force Academy, the Australian Command and Staff College, and Headquarters Joint Operations Command.

The Canberra region defence industry is a well-established and trusted partner in developing Australia's defence capability, skills and services.

There is a reason why so many companies have chosen Canberra as their Australian headquarters. Nowhere else in Australia can offer the same proximity to decision makers, procuring agencies and government infrastructure coupled with a thriving innovation ecosystem, producing unique defence capabilities.

The ACT Government is committed to further growing the defence industry in the Canberra region to maximise the economic benefit to this region while strengthening Australia's ability to keep the nation safe and protect our way of life for future generations.