​Nominees must be NT-based small-to-medium-sized businesses (membership of AIDN-NT not a prerequisite).

Nominees will be assessed according to their activities in relation to growing their Defence support capability or that of the industry including:

  • seeking out business opportunities from Defence decisions
  • implementing business and workforce development initiatives
  • developing strategic partnerships
  • raising the profile and reputation of the NT Defence support industry
  • investing in equipment or infrastructure to increase capability and capacity

Late nominations will not be accepted without prior arrangement.

Following nomination, the nominee will be contacted and a site visit arranged to discuss the business’s capabilities and achievements.

Nominees should be working within the Defence Support industry for at least two years. The selection panel may use its discretion in allowing a nomination from a business that has achieved a defence related contract for the first time within the past two years, or has initiated a strategic capability that will benefit the defence support industry as a whole.

The assessment panel will not impinge on any intellectual property linked to the achievement and strict adherence to security of information supplied as part of the nomination will apply.