Australian Defence Alliance (ADA)

The Australian Defence Alliance (ADA) is the peak industry association for small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) wishing to do business in the defence and security sectors. Established in 1995, ADA represents the interests of Australian SMEs in the defence and security industry sectors by advocacy, representation and member services.
ADA is made up of State and Territory Chapters with a combined membership of around 750 - principally SME companies. Its chapter structures are optimised to reflect the nature of the defence and security industries in each State and Territory, which ensures that its national direction is informed by a full range of industry views.

AB Phillips has collaborated with the Australian Defence Alliance to provide members with tailored business insurance policies and financial services at exclusive rates.

Important information for businesses that do work for the Defence Industry

If your business is involved in doing work for the Defence Industry, this has specific implications for your insurance cover.  The nature and type of work you do for the Defence Industry is important to declare to your insurers. 

Often work done on or for Defence assets is not covered unless your insurer has specifically agreed or made amendments to Endorsements / Exclusions within policy wordings.

  • We are experts in the needs of companies that undertake work for the Defence Industry.

  • We tailor the insurance policies to cover the specific exposures applicable to your company.

  • We are experts in reviewing indemnity requirements and any contractual obligations that you have with the Defence Industry and can ensure your insurance meets those needs.

  • We have specialist facilities in Public Liability and Professional Indemnity. In particular special arrangements for those providing components and services for the Marine / Aviation assets of Defence, which often require specially crafted policy arrangements.

  • We can assist with contingency planning and risk assessment programs.

  • While we specialise in the Defence Industry, we recognise this is just one part of your business and can provide services to meet all your insurance, financial service and risk requirements.

If you are a member of the Australian Defence Alliance find out what AB Phillips can do for your business.  

Call AB Phillips for an obligation free discussion on 1300 242 136 or email

Find out more about the Australian Industry & Defence Network by visiting their website