HunterNet / HunterNet Defence

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HunterNet is widely recognised within Australian manufacturing and academia as the most successful industry ‘cluster’ of its type nationally. Incorporated in 1992, HunterNet is a network of manufacturing, engineering and specialist services companies located in the Hunter and Central Coast regions of NSW. Formed as a non-trading, not for profit Co-operative, it involves over 200 companies, active in national and international infrastructure & asset management, energy & resources, defence and advanced manufacturing supply chains.

HunterNet Defence is a subsidiary of the HunterNet Co-operative. Its aim is to provide a support system for SME’s in the Hunter and Central Coast Regions, as well as informing SME’s of Defence opportunities, contacts, presentations and links.


HunterNet Website

Hunter Defence Website

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SME Collaboration to Deliver Defence Capability

The 2017 Defence Conference will focus on driving collaboration and engagement between Defence Primes, the region’s SME’s, academia and Defence.


This will support the increased levels of cooperation directed in the Defence Industry Policy Statement. The conference will include an engaging line-up of quality presenters delivering topical presentations, along with many opportunities to network.


A highlight of the conference will be the gala dinner on Tuesday 22nd August. The dinner will feature a prominent Australian keynote speaker and will serve as one of the key networking events of the conference.


HunterNet this year will donate to HDSN & Westpac Rescue Helicopter, from the proceeds of the conference. These organisations do great work in supporting our Region and the serving members and veterans of the Australian Defence Force. We encourage all HunterNet Members and conference attendees to also give their support.


Our 2017 Conference Sponsors are:

  • NSW Department of Industry
  • NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet
  • Veolia
  • Lockheed Martin


To purchase tickets for the 2017 Conference, please log onto:


For more information about Sponsorship opportunities, please contact Merran Wiggins or 0414 559 363 or at HunterNet on (02) 4925 4482.