The new Defence Maintenance Contract is a refreshed approach to Defence Maintenance Support Services and is expected to deliver revenue of approximately $393m over the next five years, with a possible contract extension of a further five years. 

Maintenance services provided by Joint Logistics Command play an important role in supporting Australian Defence Force units preparing for and returning from operations and exercises. Our services will help ensure the availability and safe working order of unit-allocated and pooled Defence materiel. The contract includes repair and maintenance of some of Australia's newest and most advanced equipment including surveillance systems, marine craft, light armoured vehicles, and protected mobility vehicles. It also includes operation of a 24/7 nationwide vehicle and equipment recovery service. Ventia’s Group Executive – Defence and Social Infrastructure, Derek Osborn said this award is a testament to the strong partnership and shared forward thinking between Ventia and the Commonwealth. “Our track record of delivering diverse maintenance services, our expertise in workforce management and demonstrated strong performance as a long-term Commonwealth partner were key elements in the awarding of this contract,” Derek says.

We’re proud of the collaborative partnership we have with Defence and are delighted to continue redefining service excellence on this important contract.

“Equally, our contribution to Defence’s sovereign capability, to social procurement and to employment for Veterans, First Nations people and people with disability will help ensure we are making a positive impact in the communities in which we operate.”

The services will commence 1 December 2023.

Images in this article were taken at Defence Australia's Moorebank Military Base, New South Wales.