The Office of Defence Industry Support Forum - Darwin 2023

Providing a trusted link for Australian SMEs looking to enter and expand their footprint in the Defence Industry.

The Office of Defence Industry Support (ODIS) invites you to attend the ODIS Forum - Darwin 2023, where you'll hear from Defence Industry leaders, key Defence contractors and business experts on the theme:

Opportunities for Defence Industry in the Top End

17 October 2023

8.00am - 3.00pm   

Hilton Hotel Darwin

On the day

  • Registrations open at 8:00am for a 9:00am start.
  • The forum closes at 3:00pm.
  • Morning tea and a networking lunch will be provided.

Key Topics

Key topics on the day include:

  • update from the Regional Maintenance Centre North
  • updates from the Guided Weapons and Explosive Ordnance Enterprise
  • Indigenous Procurement Policy update
  • Cyber and Security.


The ODIS Forum Darwin will feature a range of speakers and tailored activities, including presentations from:

  • Government representatives
  • Industry representatives
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Morning session

The morning session will consist of key presentations and updates on the range of services provided to support SMEs and their development.

Afternoon session

The afternoon networking session will provide SMEs with the opportunity to:

  • meet with Government representatives and key stakeholders
  • partcipate in a business to business (B2B) networking session
  • attend a one-on-one session with an ODIS Defence Industry Adviser.


By registering for this free event, you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from Defence, AusIndustry, Government, Prime companies and businesses already engaged within the Defence marketplace.

Register below to secure your spot at this event.

When completing your registration, please ensure:

  • Title case is used when entering your name (e.g. John Smith, not john smith or JOHN SMITH).
  • You select the 'continue' or 'next' button in the bottom right-hand corner to move to the next page.
  • You finalise the registration process by accepting the terms and conditions and pressing 'Submit'.

Venue Details

Hilton Darwin
32 Mitchell Street, Darwin City
NT 0800
P: (08) 8982 0000

Full Name


  • West Lane car park - $2.10 per hour and maximum fee of $18.90 till 5pm.
  • State Square car park - $2.00 per hour and maximum fee of $11.00 till 5pm.

Contact Us

If you would like more information about the ODIS Forum Darwin, please email us on

ODIS is in the process of developing the 2024 calendar of ODIS forums and events. Our schedule will be advertised soon. Subscribe to the ODIS update to keep informed on upcoming ODIS Forums and events and other topics of interest from Defence.

We look forward to seeing you at an ODIS event.