Australian Munitions

A Formidable Force

Australian Munitions is a business of Thales Australia Limited and is the largest supplier of explosive ordnance to the Australian Defence Force, with a successful track record delivering ammunition, propellants, explosives and related services. We are also a principal supplier of small arms ammunition to the New Zealand Defence Force. Australian Munitions also produces high quality propellant and ammunition for military and civilian domestic and international customers.

Australian Munitions can trace its ammunition heritage back to the late 19th century, through the establishment of the Colonial Ammunition Company in Victoria and played a key role restructuring the Australian munitions manufacturing industry landscape over the final decade of the 20th century.

Manufacturing is based at two main regional sites - Benalla in Victoria and Mulwala in New South Wales. Our Benalla site produces ammunition, explosive ordnance and other munitions, while the Mulwala site focuses on high quality propellants and explosives. The company possesses the management depth and expertise, know-how and resources strength necessary to manage Australia's domestic munitions manufacturing with confidence and safety well into the future.