Support for businesses working in Defence

You can access workshops and programs to help build your business.


All of the following provide defence support industry programs and workshops available to businesses.

Australian Industry Defence Network

The Australian Industry and Defence Network (AIDN-NT) offers support for small to medium businesses working in the defence industry.

2018 programs

The NT Government and the AIDN-NT are offering the following programs:


Doing business in defence - US program. Find out how local businesses can tender for work on upcoming defence projects.

Tuesday 28 - breakfast event and masterclass 
Wednesday 29 to Thursday 30 - one on one bid coaching.


Young defence professionals program. This program is aimed at supporting young workers within the NT defence support industry.

Thursday 13 - group session.

Collaboration in business. This program is aimed at increasing the capacity of local suppliers within the defence support industry.

Monday 17 to Tuesday 18 -  Clustering in the NT sundowner session
Tuesday 18 to Thursday 20 - Cluster manager development program.


Supplier readiness program. This program includes information sessions with industry stakeholders and workshops including business in defence, successful tendering, marketing and presenting to defence.

Monday 19 to Tuesday 20 - Alice Springs
Thursday 22 to Friday 23 - Katherine
Monday 26 to Wednesday 28 - Darwin

To register for an event or for more information go to the AIDN-NT website.

Workshops for business

The NT Government offers workshops for small to medium businesses. Read more about workshops to grow your business.

Centre for Defence Industry Capability

The Centre for Defence Industry Capability (CDIC) supports Australian businesses by:

  • helping them navigate the defence market
  • providing advice on improving competitiveness and accessing global markets
  • building connections with other businesses and defence.

For more information about the CDIC go to the Australian Government's Business website.

Study course sponsorship

You can apply for sponsorship to undertake the Defence and Industry Study Course (DISC). For more information read about DISC Sponsorship.

To find out more about the course go to the Australian Government's Department of Defence website.

Industry awards

The NT Department of the Chief Minister's Defence Support Industry Awards recognise local businesses that work hard to support the Army, Navy and Air Force in the Northern Territory.

The major award is the Minister's Award for Excellence in the defence Industry. This award provides the winner with a prize of $5,000 to help grow their business.

Last updated: 29 August 2018


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