Welcome to the Australia Defence Association (www.ada.asn.au)


Who are we?

Since 1975 the ADA has been Australia's only truly independent and non-partisan public-interest watchdog and 'think-tank' on strategic security, defence and wider national security issues.

What do we do?

We seek to represent the long-term public interest in helping ensure Australia is strategically and domestically secure.

Including that current and future Australians are adequately defended.

Our public-interest oversight primarily focuses on ministerial, governmental and parliamentary accountability for the effective formulation and execution of strategic and wider national security policy.

Including the consequent capabilities and employment of the Australian Defence Force, Australia's six intelligence and security agencies, and the effectiveness of their supporting departments.

What do we believe?


What is our core policy basis?


What do we do to make it happen?


Who are our members and supporters?


Further detail on who we are, what we do, and why and how we do it, can be found on our frequently-asked-questions pages.