We are a trusted and experienced Australian Prime serving those that serve our country, through a commitment to grow sovereign capability and transform the base experience with innovative and sustainable solutions.

Driven by pride and aligned values throughout our 35 years’ delivering capability for Defence, we challenge ourselves every day to deliver contemporary solutions for Defence, by harnessing the ingenuity of a mature supply chain, industry partners, technology and data.

Through our commitment to the Ventia values of Collaboration, Integrity, Challenge and Ingenuity, our teams are driving service excellence, sustainability, innovation, and client focus for Defence. Our leadership and collaborative partnerships form a foundation to the way we work every day, with our client, our industry partners, and strategic vendors, to deliver the services that contribute to Defence operations supporting capability.

Through a mature workforce of 3000+ employees combined with a national network of  Small & Medium Enterprises, Indigenous and Veteran owned businesses, we deliver complex maintenance, estate management and support services to approximately 100,000 Australian Defence Force personnel, through our primary contracts that include:

  • Defence Base Services (DBS). Ventia is Australia’s largest and most diverse provider of Defence estate support services and facilities management. Across all states and territories, we deliver a range of estate, living, and base support capability including asset management and maintenance; ranges and training area management; airfield management; land management and environmental services; project management; firefighting and rescue services; hospitality and catering; domestic services; and transport services. Read more here.
  • Defence Maintenance (DMC). Ventia is the Australian Defence Forces industry partner for the repair and maintenance of some of Australia’s newest, most unique equipment including  artillery, small arms, instrument repair, night vision equipment and all armoured vehicles and variants. This often sees our teams deploy into the field alongside the ADF. We currently deliver approximately 900,000 maintenance hours annually and operate a 24/7 nationwide vehicle and equipment recovery service. Read more here.
  • National Clothing Store Services (NCSS). We manage and operate Defence base clothing stores at 32 sites nationally, delivering over the counter sales; combat uniforms and equipment; specialist kitting activities; tailoring services; manufacture of name tags; court mounting of medals, miniatures, and ribbon bars Read more here.
  • Maritime Services. We deliver complex specialist ship corrosion protection, painting and confined space work on Navy’s Air Warfare Destroyers and Offshore Patrol Vessels. Our maritime heritage includes the construction of ANZAC class frigates for the Australian and New Zealand navies. Read more here.
  • Land 8120. We are responsible for the procurement, systems engineering, V&V and integrated logistics support for  291 Engineer Support Platforms covering 13 different types of earth moving and material handling vehicles such as excavators, front end loaders, dozers, cranes and forklifts to the ADF.  This also includes technical documentation and delivery training sessions. The vehicles are commercial vehicles with modifications to meet specialist Defence requirements such as air transport, and are supplied with bespoke platforms for storing and transporting attachments. We collaborate with vehicle OEMs (JCB, Manitou, Liebherr, Komatsu) and other specialists such as ECLIPS and engineering partner QinetiQ.
Ventia is an experienced facilities and asset manager and a Top 10 Defence industry partner.

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