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Defence Materiel Organisation of the Australian Department of Defence


DMOFrom fighter planes and satellites to tents and rations, the Defence Materiel Organisation is Australia's largest project management organisation and its mission is to acquire and sustain equipment for the Australian Defence Force.

The DMO is part of the Department of Defence and in 2006/2007 we will spend about $8 billion on acquiring and sustaining military equipment and services. The organisation employs more than 6,500 people working in more than 50 locations nationally and internationally.

DMO is involved in many of the largest and most demanding projects in Australia. The Australian Defence Force relies on us to provide its equipment on time, on budget and to the required levels of quality and safety - the ADF's operational success depends on us. The equipment must be safe, reliable, capable and ready to go when needed.

Our business is driven by the policies and objectives set by the Australian Government, the Department of Defence and the operational requirements of the Australian Defence Force, all of which feed into the Defence Capability Plan that outlines Defence's capability requirements.

Snapshot of the DMO:

  • Responsible for more than 40 per cent of the Defence budget annually
  • Capital budget of about $4.5 billion annually
  • Support budget of about $3.6 billion annually
  • Over 200 current major projects
  • Over 200 minor projects

Our high profile acquisition projects include:

  • the New Air Combat Capability project
  • the Air Warfare Destroyer program
  • the Amphibious Deployment and Sustainment capability program
  • the new Heavy Airlift aircraft
  • light armoured vehicles: Bushranger and Australian Light Armoured Vehicles
  • the Armed Reconnaissance Helicopters
  • Overlander: procurement of wheeled, non-armoured field vehicles and trailers

Address:     Defence Materiel Organisation
                  Department of Defence
                  Russell Office Complex (R2)
                  Canberra 2600,
                  Australia.

Tel:             ++61 (02) 6265 3883
Fax:            ++61 (02) 6266 7845

Website:     www.defence.gov.au/dmo

Contact:      Chantal Haycraft
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