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.

For more information or to register for their events, 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). 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.

To find out more, go to the DefenceNT website.

Last updated: 16 June 2020

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