The establishment of the Australian Defence Export Office was a key initiative of the Government’s 2018 Defence Export Strategy. The overarching Strategic Goal of the Defence Export Strategy is to “achieve greater export success to build a stronger, more sustainable and more globally competitive Australian defence industry to support Australia’s Defence capability needs.”
The Strategy pursues five objectives, to be achieved by 2028:
The Australian Defence Export Office plays a key part in achieving these objectives and is accountable for delivering the initiatives laid out in the Strategy.
For more information please visit the Defence Export Strategy website.
All exports of defence and strategic goods and technology from Australia require an export permit, this helps ensure defence exports are consistent with Australia’s national interests and international obligations and commitments.
Defence Export Controls Branch, within the Department of Defence, administers Australia’s defence export controls system. For more information, please visit the Defence Export Controls website.