Defence SA is an administrative unit established pursuant to the Public Sector Act 2009, and is responsible to the Minister for Defence Industries.
The Defence SA Advisory Board provides high-level advice to the Government of South Australia on strategy and policy required to deliver defence industry and facility growth in South Australia.
The functions of Defence SA are to:
- facilitate the development and growth of a competitive and sustainable defence industry in South Australia in accordance with South Australia’s Strategic Plan objectives
- deliver the Government of South Australia’s commitments to the Air Warfare Destroyer project
- maximise Defence presence, including personnel and facilities, in South Australia.
Further details of Defence SA’s functions are contained in note 1 of the financial report.