About Us

Chemring Australia is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of high quality energetic materials and products for the defence and safety markets. Our principal purpose is to serve the Australian and New Zealand defence customers, with the Commonwealth as our leading defence customer.

Chemring Australia is part of Chemring Group, a global group of companies that specialises in the manufacture of countermeasures, sensors and electronics, and energetic systems. Today, Chemring Group is the world’s largest supplier of advanced expendable countermeasures and provides unique solutions for specific customer requirements across defence, security and safety in over 80 countries. Chemring Group has over 20 sites in the US, UK and across mainland Europe. Chemring Group gives access to an unrivalled depth of global technology, products and resources in order to exceed the customers developing requirements.

In 2008, Chemring Australia, won a major contract with the Defence Department to produce aerial countermeasures, making Chemring Australia the only producers of air-launched countermeasure flares that are deployed operationally by Australia and its allies, in the Southern Hemisphere. Chemring has invested $30 million in establishing a state-of-the-art countermeasure and pyrotechnic manufacturing facility. The facility, in Lara Victoria is one of the worlds most advanced countermeasures manufacturing plant, incorporating remotely operated, automated production to ensure high standards of safety, product quality and flexible capacity. The facility has the capability to manufacture all of the ADF’s requirement’s and has been designed to have the capability to manufacture countermeasures in support of all future air platforms- including the F-35.