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Explore opportunities in South Australia's fast-growing, world-class defence industry.

What does a career in defence look like?

Seven of the world’s top 10 defence businesses call South Australia home, and for more than 20 years, South Australian businesses have been delivering the nation’s most complex defence projects.

Our State is home to a world-class defence industry and infrastructure, and the industry continues to grow faster than we’ve ever seen.

Major global defence businesses across the maritime, aerospace, land, systems and cyber industries have their headquarters or significant operations in South Australia.

That means jobs in these businesses as well as more jobs in over 300 smaller businesses providing goods and services directly to defence. So, from project management to combat systems engineering; contracts management to information technology; supply chain to work health and safety; marketing and communications to logistics; South Australia’s defence industry is offering exciting, lifelong careers!


Examples of jobs in Defence

There are loads of opportunities for a career in defence. Here are just a few examples of different jobs requiring the skills that you might have!

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Defence career stories

Georgia works as a Quality Assurance/Security Officer for Axiom Precision Manufacturing. After completing a Mechanical Fitting and Turning Apprenticeship, she's realised huge opportunities, working on some of the biggest defence projects in Australia's history.

Jobs available right now

Your search starts right here! You can explore current opportunities available in South Australia's defence industry, thanks to Seek. Or, scroll down further to see a list of employers within the industry as some of them have separate jobs boards on their websites. We're also compiling an Employer Directory!
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Employers in the Defence industry

South Australia is home to more than 300 businesses who employ people in the defence industry. You can explore more job opportunities by visiting, or click through to the Employer Directory to see more employers in other growth industries across South Australia.

The information on this page is accurate at the time of original publish (September 2021). Job projections within the sectors are based on economic data and reporting over multiple years and is subject to fluctuation and change. Jobs featured on this site are a current list of advertised opportunities within the sectors featured and jobs available on external employers’ web links. Users are encouraged to independently check and research career opportunities as more job opportunities become available within the sector.

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VET pathways

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Aerospace opportunities

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Tertiary Pathways

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