Empowering Defence SMEs

Enhancing defence market success through advocacy, networking and information.

AIDN Victoria is Australia’s largest independent, professional advocacy body representing the policy and strategic governance needs of Small-to-Medium Enterprise (SME) businesses in the defence and dual-use industries.

Boost Your Defence Opportunities

Global Defence spending exceeds $1.7 trillion per year and Australia's annual Defence budget is more than $35B. Gaining a share of this market, however, requires the right partnerships, strong professional networks and critical insights.

AIDN Victoria currently helps over 300 Australian businesses gain a greater share of this massive global supply chain. Join AIDN Victoria today and boost your Defence opportunities.

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Become a member and enhance your defence business winning capabilities in three important ways:


  • Expert representation for members across State and Commonwealth Governments as well as key industry stakeholders
  • Regular interaction with State and Federal Government Ministers
  • Unrivalled access to Government through special member-only events
  • Strong links into Department of Defence Strategy, Industry Policy & Procurement policy-making
  • Shaping of defence industry related policy to support member needs


  • Superior connections with Defence, Defence Primes and other buyers
  • Enhanced collaboration and B2B opportunities with other SMEs in the sector
  • Access to AIDN Vic supported Victorian Defence Alliances
  • Represent at Trade Shows and Industry Conferences
  • Access to key stakeholders at regular networking events
  • Increased opportunities – Domestic and International Primes approach AIDN for Suppliers


  • Focussed industry briefings and forums relevant to the SME
  • Round-up of business opportunities
  • Regular newsletters, industry updates and notification of upcoming training
  • Access to exclusive member only information
  • A trusted go-to source for information