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

It all adds up to jobs in Defence

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!

7 /​ 10 of the world's top defence businesses in SA

300+ employers

5 world-class industry precincts

Georgia's story

Watch Georgia’s story. She 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.

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!

The salary range against each position is based on data, provided by Seek, about positions advertised across South Australia, unless otherwise indicated.


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.

Study and train

There are many pathways to prepare you for exciting opportunities in the defence industry.

Defence SA’s Find your Place website has great information about opportunities for high school students, graduates and people seeking a career change.

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