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Defence and Aerospace Industry Development Fund

About the Fund

The Defence and Aerospace Industry Development (DAID) Fund provides targeted financial assistance to eligible small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in the defence, aerospace or space sectors.

This program supports SMEs to acquire recognised certification to help them participate in new or existing supply chains in the defence, aerospace and space industries.

Round 4 open

  • Applications open on Tuesday, 7 May 2024
  • Applications close at midnight, Monday,10 June 2024
  • Financial assistance from $5,000 (excluding GST) to a maximum of $30,000 (excluding GST) in matched funding (up to 50 per cent funding) will be awarded to approved applicants.
  • Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander businesses may apply for up to 75 per cent funding.


  • Existing suppliers to the defence, aerospace and space supply chain; and
  • Eligible SMEs with AUKUS Pillar II capabilities (undersea capabilities, quantum technologies, artificial intelligence and autonomy, advanced cyber, hypersonic and counter-hypersonic capabilities and electronic warfare)

How to apply

Apply online today.

Key documents


The Defence Jobs Queensland team can provide general advice regarding the DAID Fund, including assessing the eligibility of certifications not listed in the Program Guidelines.

Tel: (07) 3452 7100

Additional support

Previous rounds

    • Acute Laser (Ipswich)
    • Aerotest (Brisbane)
    • Allweld Manufacturing Pty Ltd (Fraser Coast)
    • Architectural Panels Pty Ltd (Sunshine Coast)
    • Asterbrook Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
    • Australian Training Works (Cairns)
    • Bastion Defence Consulting (Cairns)
    • Black Sky Aerospace (Logan)
    • Black6 (Ipswich)
    • Cognesis Contractors Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
    • Elexon Electronics Pty Ltd (Moreton Bay)
    • Felix Partnership Pty Ltd (Sunshine Coast)
    • George Weston & Sons Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
    • JRS Manufacturing Group (Toowoomba)
    • Kilner’s Engineering Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
    • Mangoesmapping Pty Ltd (Tablelands)
    • MFE Pty Ltd (Western Downs)
    • Protegas Australia Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
    • Raider Targetry Pty Ltd (Sunshine Coast)
    • Ravinn Pty Ltd (Brisbane)
    • Rotech Industries Pty Ltd (Fraser Coast)
    • Shine Precision Industries Pty Ltd (Redland)
    • Tubeworx Australia Pty Ltd (Moreton Bay)
    • Valiant Space (Brisbane)
    • A&O Engineering (Townsville)
    • Aleeda Wetsuits (Burleigh Heads)
    • All Industries Group (Yeppoon)
    • Allweld Manufacturing (Maryborough)
    • Australian Lining Company (Townsville)
    • Beehive Vinyl Products (Townsville)
    • Belco Custom Trailers (Brendale)
    • Black Sky Aerospace (Jimboomba)
    • Brazier Motti (Townsville)
    • Complete Wiring Harnesses (Capalaba)
    • Depth Logistics (Coolangatta)
    • Designworks Defence Systems (West End)
    • Detech Engineering (Townsville)
    • Dozer Enterprises (Glenview)
    • Fly Freely (Fortitude Valley)
    • Global Manufacturing Group (Maryborough)
    • Glynn Tucker (Woolloongabba)
    • Grabba Technologies (Tingalpa)
    • Guerrilla Maintenance Services (Ipswich)
    • Helimods (Caloundra)
    • Hoseco Australia (Virginia)
    • ICS Electrical Contractors (Townsville)
    • Infravision (Coolum)
    • Intercorp Technology (Brendale)
    • Jet Engineering Australia (Paget)
    • KDP Electrical (Townsville)
    • Krieger Industries (Townsville)
    • Lateral Project Management (Pullenvale)
    • Metal Sign & Label (Rochedale)
    • Multhana Property Services (Eight Mile Plains)
    • Naeco (Capalaba)
    • Northern Chemicals (Cairns)
    • NQ Electrical (Townsville)
    • NQ Steel Frames (Townsville)
    • Oakstripe Pty Ltd (Mackay)
    • Praxis Aerospace (Brisbane)
    • Premise Group Services (Fortitude Valley)
    • Raydar NQ (Townsville)
    • RRJ Engineering (Meadowbrook)
    • RUD Chains (Larapinta)
    • Sape Industries (Townsville)
    • Tagai Management Consultants (Brisbane)
    • Tuff Yards (Brendale)
    • Upton Engineering and Manufacturing (Gladstone)
    • Waltlock (Townsville)
    • Boss Investments Australia (Gold Coast)
    • Brazier Motti (Townsville)
    • Eveready Group of Companies (Mackay)
    • Fleet Industries (Yeppoon)
    • GJR Technologies (Brisbane)
    • Global Welding Supplies (Townsville)
    • Joe Wagner Group (Toowoomba)
    • Peak ARE (Townsville)
    • Praxis Aerospace (Brisbane)
    • Products for Industry (Brisbane)
    • Protonautics (Brisbane)
    • PWR Performance Products (Ormeau)
    • Taylor Builders (Townsville)
    • Townsville Services Group (Townsville)
    • Upton Engineering and Manufacturing (Gladstone)
    • VE Group (Moura)

Last updated: 08 May 2024