Team Defence Australia

Sitting within the Australian Defence Export Office, Team Defence Australia is the premier national platform for export-capable Australian defence and dual-use companies to showcase their goods, services, technology and solutions at international trade events.

Team Defence Australia works with defence industry, the Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS)Austrade and state and territory governments to help prepare Australian delegation’s attendance at overseas trade shows and ensure they maximise their international exposure. 

Attending an overseas trade show or participating in a trade mission with Team Defence Australia is a cost-effective option for eligible companies looking to export their products and services, benchmark themselves internationally or research their competitors. Team Defence Australia procures the floor space and builds the exhibition stand, with companies only needing to finance their flights and accommodation.

Team Defence Australia events

Companies are selected to participate in Defence delegations based on their product offerings and proven track record in line with the domain or focus of each event.

Expressions of interest (EOI) for these events are made available through the Australian Defence Export Office Industry Capability Network (ICN) page. Companies will need to register on ICN in order to submit an EOI.

Please see below the 2023 Team Defence Australia Trade Show Calendar with EOI dates:

Team Defence Australia 2023 trade show calendar

Show Country City Dates Domain/s EOI Dates
International Defence Exhibition & Conference (IDEX/NAVDEX) UAE Abu Dhabi 20 – 24 Feb Tri-service Open: 13 Oct 22
Close: 1 Nov 22
Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) Japan Japan Tokyo 15 – 17 Mar Tri-service Open: 27 Oct 22
Close: 31 Dec 22
Sea-Air-Space USA Maryland 3 – 5 Apr Maritime / Aerospace Open: 25 Nov 22
Close: 14 Dec 22
International Maritime Defence Exhibition & Conference (IMDEX) Singapore Changi 3 – 5 May Maritime Open: 16 Jan 23
Close: 7 Feb 23
Special Operations Forces Week (SOF Week) USA Tampa 8 – 11 May Special Operations Open: 16 Jan 23
Close: 7 Feb 23
Langkawi International Maritime & Aerospace (LIMA) Malaysia Langkawi 23 – 27 May Maritime / Aerospace Open: 16 Jan 23
Close: 7 Feb 23
International Defence Industry Exhibition (MSPO) Poland Kielce 5 – 8 Sep Tri-service Open: 02 May 23
Close: 24 May 23
Defence & Security Equipment International (DSEI) UK England London 12 – 15 Sep Tri-service Open: 02 May 23
Close: 24 May 23
Association of the United States Army (AUSA) USA Washington DC 9 – 11 Oct Land Open: 6 Jun 23
Close: 27 Jun 23
Dubai Airshow UAE Dubai 12 - 16 Nov 23 Aerospace Open: 4 Jul 23
Close: 26 Jul 23

Please contact Team Defence Australia to discuss attendance if EOI has closed.

Expressions of interest can be accessed via the ADEO page on ICN Gateway.

Please direct all enquiries to

Expressions of interest for these events are advertised in the ODIS update. Register for the ODIS updates to keep up to date with events.

The ADEO provides eligible companies with the opportunity to exhibit on the Team Defence Australia stand free of charge.

ODIS provides a range of training and mentoring options, such as presentation skills training, perfecting the quad chart and cultural awareness training.

Quad charts are required for all Team Defence Australia trade events and are recognised as a key marketing tool by defence primes and other military and commercial customers around the world.