Queensland is the centre for Australia’s aerospace industry, and a research and development hub for emerging aviation technologies.

Close to one-third of Australia’s aerospace enterprises are based in Queensland1.

Queensland’s aerospace industry is commercially successful, consistently innovative, and an established presence in global supply chains.

Research and innovation

Queensland is also active in aerospace research, with the Australian Government’s Cooperative Research Centre for Trusted Autonomous Systems based in Brisbane. The centre brings together academic and industry researchers to develop smart-machine technologies for the Australian defence forces, including aerospace applications.

Queensland Government support

Launched in 2018, the Queensland Government’s Queensland Aerospace 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan (PDF, 7.3MB) is positioning Queensland as a leading centre for aerospace innovation in Australasia and South East Asia.

The Queensland Government also launched the Queensland Space Industry Strategy (PDF, 3.8MB) in February 2020. Learn more about Queensland Government support for the state’s aerospace sector.

Getting started

TIQ helps investors and trade partners harness opportunities by opening doors to Queensland industry, economic development organisations, and local and state government agencies.

To explore opportunities to invest in our growing aerospace sector, contact us today.


1Queensland Government Department of State Development, Tourism and Innovation, June 2018, ‘Queensland Aerospace 10-Year Roadmap and Action Plan’, http://www.statedevelopment.qld.gov.au/industry/priority-industries/aerospace.html, accessed July 2020.