WA Defence Industry Council

The WA Defence Industry Council is a Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia (CCI) initiative comprising WA industry and representatives from state and federal government who advocate on behalf of the local defence industry and deliver the best value defence outcomes for Australia.

Our goal is to promote WA defence capability and capacity.

Defence Industry Council Objectives

  • Maximise WA’s contribution to all upcoming Naval build programs
  • Continue and increase WA’s involvement in Naval upgrade and sustainment work
  • Develop and promote WA as a centre for defence training, education and research
  • Become a centre of maritime manufacturing excellence, combining defence and the oil and gas industry
  • Expand defence and commercial exports

We have successfully advocated for Henderson to be recognised as one of the two strategic locations for naval shipbuilding maintenance and sustainment.  We continue to work to maximise opportunities for local defence industry across all future vessel projects. 


SEA 5000 Future Frigate Project

The Future Frigate program will replace Australia’s existing fleet of ANZAC Class frigates and the project is estimated to be worth at least $35 billion. Assembly will be in Adelaide, however there are opportunities for businesses across the nation to be involved through the supply chain.

Register your business with the shortlisted bidders below:


SEA 1000 Future Submarines Project

Naval Group has been selected as the international partner for the design of Australia’s 12 new Future Submarines. This will be the largest defence project in Australia’s history, representing an investment of over $50 billion.

Register your interest in the project here.


ASC Pty Ltd (ASC) Maintenance in Western Australia

ASC is the maintainer of the Royal Australian Navy’s Collins Class submarine fleet under an in service support contract with the Department of Defence Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group.

ASC has 2 operational sites in Western Australia, 20 Nautical Drive, Henderson (main operational site) and a satellite maintenance support office located on HMAS Stirling (a Defence site also known as Garden Island), Rockingham, WA.

View the available work packages here


More information

We also encourage you to contact our Defence Council partners.

To understand how defence is working with industry and opportunities available for you to engage, visit the Centre for Defence Industry Capability website.

Learn more about the Australian Industry & Defence Network in WA and their defence networking opportunities. 


WA Defence Directory

The WA Defence Directory is owned and operated by CCI and provides a database of West Australian companies providing products and services to the defence industry.

Register your company on the WA Defence Directory to showcase your capabilities and experience here.


Contact us

For more information, please contact Justin Ashley,  CCI Acting Manager, Policy:

P: 0419 901 731

E: Justin.Ashley@cciwa.com