Defence Science Institute

Level 4, 204 Lygon Street, Carlton, 3053

Legal Name: Defence Science Institute


Tel: +61 3 9035 3961

Primary Contact

Craig Butler,Engagement Manager

Tel: +61 3 9035 3961

Mobile: +61 (0) 417 350 359


  • Creating research networks for industry, the Defence Science and Technology Group and Victorian Universities
  • Aligning research capabilities with the needs of Australia Defence
  • Supporting defence industries in providing a one-stop shop to access Victorian universities' capabilities
  • Provide our stakeholders with advice on the Defence and National Security R&D environment
  • Identify and place higher degree interns into industry


  • Access to world class academic institutions and researchers
  • Embedded researchers from DST Group and Victorian Universities
  • Strong relationship with US Defense Funding Agencies
  • Seed funding for appropriate research initiatives
  • No Interest in IP or Royalties

Key Partners

  • Victorian Universities
  • Defence Science and Technology Group (DST)
  • Defence Materials Technology Centre

Key Customers

  • Australian Department of Defence
  • Victorian State Government
  • Over 200 local SMEs and International Primes