The Defence and Space Industries
South Australia’s defence and space industries play a crucial role in building the state’s economic growth and prosperity.
South Australia’s defence industry is made up of hundreds of innovative businesses that maintain and enhance Australia’s Defence Force capabilities and contribute to international Defence contracts.
As the centre of gravity for Australia’s emerging space industry, South Australia is home to the headquarters of the Australian Space Agency, the Australian Mission Control Centre, Australian Space Discovery Centre and over 100 space-related organisations.
You don’t need to be an astronaut or join the Defence Force to work in the defence and space industries. All you need is the drive and passion to be part of an innovative, exciting and thriving sector.
South Australia’s defence industry is responsible for the research, development and production of materials, equipment and facilities for the Australian Army, Navy and Air Force.
Major defence projects are underway in South Australia across naval shipbuilding, aerospace, systems and cyber.
More than 10,000 jobs are being created over the next 2 decades to keep the country’s Defence Force at the cutting edge of capability to protect Australia and its national interests in many areas including:
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South Australia’s space industry currently employs more than 1500 people. The space sector is growing at a rapid pace and South Australia is dedicated to supporting the Australian Space Agency to triple the size of the space sector creating an additional 20,000 jobs across the nation by 2030. Our everyday lives are impacted by the data collected from space and there are amazing opportunities to work with innovative companies in the areas of satellite design, manufacture, launch, data analytics, research and much more.
Careers in the space industry are so much more than astronauts and rocket scientists. A broad variety of jobs are on offer here on Earth in the areas of space law, medicine, design and manufacturing, robotics, data analysis and much more including:
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