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

Our role

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.

Defending the long-term public interest

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, tasking and operations of the Australian Defence Force and Australia's six intelligence and security agencies – and the effectiveness of their supporting departments. 


Who we are


What we believe


What we support


What we do