The Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group London Office (CASG-L) is a focal point for CASG activity in the United Kingdom (UK) and Europe, providing acquisition and sustainment support to Defence and other Australian government agencies.

CASG-L maintains strategic contact with Governments, Departments, and industry throughout UK and Europe on Defence matters.

CASG-L is headed by the Counsellor Defence Materiel and is an integral member of Australian Defence Staff London.


Procurement CASG-L provides a comprehensive procurement service on behalf of the Australian Defence Force for goods and services sourced in the UK and Europe (including Israel) from source selection to shipment.
CASG-L also assists major programs and project offices on specific aspects of procurement such as cost investigation, arranging independent government quality assurance, assisting in tender evaluation and negotiation, validation and verification tasks, obtaining export licenses and shipment to Australia (including pool sailings for explosive ordnance).
Representation and Visits CASG-L represents Defence in Europe and is able to provide regional perspective to any Defence Materiel visit, either from Australia to Europe or Europe to Australia.
Bilateral Government Engagement CASG-L supports Defence bilateral, and multilateral, engagements with European countries.
Industry Engagement CASG-L supports defence industry, including supply chain, engagement, either from Australia to Europe or Europe to Australia.

Key Relationships

Ministries of Defence CASG-L engages directly with Defence counterpart organisations throughout Europe.
Defence Attach├ęs and Missions CASG-L supports all Australian Defence Attach├ęs and Missions based in Europe.
Industry CASG-L maintains dialogue with both Australian and European based Industry. This includes individual companies to multi-national corporations, trade associations, and others with a defence focus.


Office of the Counsellor Defence Materiel
Australian High Commission
Australia House
London WC2B 4LA
United Kingdom

Phone: +44 207 887 5100
Email: CASG.lon@defence.gov.au