Welcome to DST Group

The Defence Science and Technology Group is part of Australia's Department of Defence. It is the second largest public-funded R&D organisation in Australia.

As part of the First Principles Review implementation, from 1 July 2015 the Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) has been renamed as the Defence Science and Technology Group. This change gives effect to the One Defence business model recommended in the First Principles Review.

Moving to the new title does not affect any current contracts, working arrangements or points of contact.

The name change will be progressively implemented on this website and other communications material over the coming months.

Award winning Redwing devices (Greengum and Greygum) were developed by DST.
The Redwing suite of counter-IED devices, developed by DST Group, has won the inaugural Public Sector Innovation Award.
Year 10 students from Eltham College tested out Immersive Visualisation technologies.
A group of Year 10 students from Eltham College in Melbourne were given a rare treat at the Fishermans Bend laboratory of DST last week.
The conference will focus on delivering world-leading innovation to our Land Forces.
Early bird registration for the Future Land Force Conference 2016 closes on Monday 1 August.
Tony Lau (R) with team member Peter Dawson (L).
An algorithm developed by Defence scientists is being used by the Victorian Health Department as an influenza forecasting tool.
Dr Mike Davies during the ACSC Conference.
Securing Australia’s cyber sphere is not a job for DST alone; the wider science and technology community has a key role to play.
(L-R) Brendan Williams (Boeing/Insitu Pacific), Hasan Acar (AOS), Damen O’Brien (Insitu Pacific), Chatura Nagahawatte (DST), Andrew Lucas (AOS), Andrew Duggan (Insitu Pacific), Simon Ng (DST) during DST Partnerships Week in Melbourne.
DST is partnering with industry and academia to develop a prototype robotic teaming system.
(L-R): Stuart Best, Robert Savage and Daniel Ham compared the value of a generic box lift and place task with task-related assessments such as this pack lift.
Defence scientists have been assisting the ADF by developing more appropriate, task-specific physical employment standards (PES) based on rigorous science.
Defence scientist Renee Webster attended the SAGE Symposium in Sydney.
DST was selected to join a pilot for the national Science in Australia Gender Equity (SAGE) program of the Athena Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN).