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Department of Environment and Science

Queensland Government

Science portfolio of the Department of Environment and Science

Department of Environment and Science

Defence, aviation and space

Queensland is a defence, aviation and space research and industry hub of the Asia-Pacific region, with a reputation for excellence in:

  • advanced maintenance, repair and overhaul facilities and support services
  • world-class education, training and simulation activities
  • leading-edge logistics
  • unmanned airborne vehicle R&D facilities

The sector provides more than 4500 direct jobs in aircraft manufacturing and repair services across over 300 enterprises (more on aerospace in Queensland).

Leading defence, aviation and space research

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Queensland has nine universities including three of Australia’s largest. Details of 200 plus research centres in Queensland are available by searching the Queensland science capability directory.

Watch our Queensland Science making a difference video to find out why top researchers and industry leaders are saying Queensland is one of the best places in the world for defence, aviation and space research.

Defence, aviation and space research

Queensland has over 25 institutes, facilities, precincts, laboratories involved with defence, aviation and space research including:

Last updated
1 July 2017