The Ipswich City Council Office of Economic Development is positioned at the fulcrum between the defence industry, its related industries, government and business organisations. Council participates in and hosts a range of defence-related events and is spearheading the evolution of the defence industry in Queensland.

Operation Scale-Up 2021

A business mentoring program for regional businesses to become defence industry ready

6-Part Industry Webinar Series

COVID-19: Industry Contingency and Resilience 6-Part Industry Webinar Series is an industry development initiative presented by Ipswich City Council, bringing together a panel of industry experts to share their insights into supply chain opportunities and lessons learnt during the COVID-19 pandemic.


Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019

Ipswich City Council proudly presented and hosted the Defence Ipswich Supply Chain Opportunities Symposium 2019 on Friday 8 November 2019. The event brought together defence and industry participants from government, industry and academia to exchange information and connect with key decision makers over networking and B2B sessions focused on defence supply chain opportunities.

Australian International Airshow (Avalon) 2019

The Australian International Aerospace and Defence Exposition (“Avalon”) is the largest aviation expo in the Asia Pacific region, held biennially at Avalon in Victoria. According to event organisers, Avalon 2019 attracted 210,000 attendees, 664 exhibitors from 25 countries and 367 industry media delegates and council was proud to attend.

Queensland Defence Summit 2018

The Queensland Government, in partnership with the City of Ipswich, hosted the inaugural Queensland Defence Summit on Tuesday, 20 November 2018. The first summit was held in Ipswich, with the theme Manufacturing, Integrated Logistics and Sustainment. Click here to find out more about the summit, speakers and outcomes.