Defence Science and Technology Group

What we do

As Australia’s second-largest national science agency, DSTG brings together interdisciplinary expertise from across Australia and around the world to address Defence and national security challenges. Our role is to work closely with the Australian science, technology and innovation eco-system to deliver scientific advice and solutions that provide capability enhancement for Defence and the national security community.

Our award-winning scientists work with our counterparts from universities, co-operative research centres, academies and industry to tackle a range of problems, across the maritime, land, air, space and cyber domains. By focusing our national science and technology enterprise in high priority areas for Defence we will ensure Australia is best positioned to deliver on the 2020 Defence Strategic Update and 2020 Force Structure Plan.

Our partnerships with industry and universities are integral to giving Australia a technological and capability edge. Through More, Together: Defence Science and Technology Strategy 2030 we are building a comprehensive, coherent and agile innovation system. We are collaborating across Government, industry and academia to secure a strong and diverse talent pool, grow our talent pipeline and inspire future generations of Australians into science, technology, engineering and mathematics careers.