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The PRIME destination for defence
manufacturing, supply and sustainment
opportunities in regional Australia.

From aerospace to land, maritime, space and cyber/information technologies, the Greater Hunter Region is a hub of national significance for defence support, supply and sustainment.

Hunter Defence represents and connects companies competing for prime and supply chain contracts.  The Hunter Defence Taskforce is focused on demonstrating the capability of Hunter-based defence industry suppliers nationally and internationally, as well as upskilling local SMEs to become ‘Defence ready’.

the hunter, new south wales:

a defence-ready region

Strategically positioned in proximity to the multi-nodal transport infrastructures of Sydney and Newcastle with established R&D facilities and a highly experienced, high-skills workforce ready for immediate deployment, the Hunter Valley is ideally situated for companies and enterprises of any size seeking to contribute to the sustained development of Australia’s defence capabilities.

$73.3B GRP

Australia’s largest regional economy and home to almost 60,000 businesses


Home to the F-35A Joint Strike Fighters and numerous defence-based primes


Closely integrated with major air, rail, road and port infrastructures


Highly trained high-skilled and experienced local workforce


Home to a world top 175 university, multiple TAFEs and RTOs


Enviable lifestyle near world class beaches, national parks and vineyards


the hunter's full spectrum capability

Download the Hunter Defence capability brochure,
The Hunter: A Defence Ready Region, and see the full scope of what’s possible for your defence initiatives.

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The latest intelligence on events, announcements, trends and developments in the Hunter Region and in Australia’s defence industry.

February 6, 2024

Virtual Capability Symposium To Showcase Defence Capability Opportunities

January 23, 2024

EOIs now open for 2024 events with Team Defence Australia

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