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AIDN - Northern Territory


AIDN-NT is a not-for-profit industry association operating under the auspices of the Northern Territory Government Department of Business.

AIDN-NT is the premier representative body for SME's working in the Defence industry in the Northern Territory.  Our members benefit from a range of services, training and support aimed at enhancing their capability to win Defence work and succeed in the industry.



AIDN-NT is governed by a board with an elected President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer.

AIDN-NT’s management comprises a Public Officer and three Executive positions.  A full time Executive Officer and part-time Administration Officer run the day to day operations of the organisation.

The association is bound by a constitution. 



Membership of AIDN-NT is granted through approved application to the Board and payment of a Joining Fee and annual Membership Fee and is based on a personal basis rather than a business or organisational basis.

Qualification for membership

A person is qualified to be a member of AIDN-NT if:

  • The person operates or is employed by a small or medium sized business in the Northern Territory and has an interest in supplying goods and services to Defence Forces in Australia and/or overseas; or
  • The person is employed by or represents a large company, Australian Prime Contractor, foreign-controlled company or Government Organisation including any individual section of the Department of Defence or business organisation; and
  • The person is a person who has been approved for the membership by the AIDN-NT committee.


Membership Fees

Membership fees are determined by the Board and revised from time to time according to changes in costs.

Membership fees for full members are charged on a sliding scale according to the size of a business (based on its workforce numbers).

Joining Fee

An initial joining fee is levied in addition to the annual membership fee on approval of a person's membership application.  The joining fee is levied on a sliding scale commensurate with the workforce size of the company of the applicant.   The joining fee is a one off fee paid at the commencement of membership of AIDN-NT.


For more information, please visit the AIDN-NT website at