Defence Export Strategic Framework

Defence exports impact Australia’s national interests across a number of complex national security and economic policy areas. To provide clarity about the Australian Government’s approach to defence exports, the Defence Export Strategy sets out a strategic framework that will guide how Defence supports and promotes Australian industry exports.

Australia remains committed to its international arms controls obligations. Australia’s defence export controls system remains unchanged. Decisions about Australian defence export permits will continue to be made on a case-by-case basis consistent with Australia’s existing defence export control regime.

The Defence Export Controls Branch will remain separate and independent from the new Australian Defence Export Office. The Australian Defence Export Office and the Defence Export Controls Branch will work closely to ensure that Australia’s export controls requirements are met and awareness of potential export controls is understood by Australian industry.