Sector Experience


Built is a proud, wholly owned Australian company with a specialist Defence sector business unit that operates nationally.

Our specialist Defence sector team is experienced in delivering low-risk, high-quality projects to the exacting standards Defence requires. Our team provides a bespoke solution for our clients across Australia, regardless of project size or complexity.

Built holds DISP membership from the Defence Industry Security Branch (DISB). This provides our Defence sector clients with the confidence and assurance that Built has policies and procedures in place that align to the security requirements of the Australian Defence Force.

Our Defence team is backed by the scale and certainty of the wider Built group. With a proven track record of financial strength, a national footprint with offices in eight major locations across Australia, Built is one of the country’s largest and most dynamic construction businesses. This provides our Defence sector clients with a unique combination of responsiveness and certainty on any project.

Some of our recent work includes:

Hanwha Armored Vehicle Centre of Excellence, Vic

A $200m purpose-built manufacturing, development and testing centre for armored vehicles in the Geelong region.

Holsworthy Barracks LIA Refurbishment, NSW

Refurbishment of multiple living-in accommodation buildings including hazardous materials remediation, compliance upgrades and additional Stimulus works.

Holsworthy Barracks ICT Refurbishment, NSW

Refurbishment and fitout of Holsworthy ICT building including roof replacement whilst maintaining operational use of critical infrastructure.

Holsworthy Barracks SOCOM LIA Refurbishment, NSW

Refurbishment of multiple living-in accommodation buildings including hazardous materials remediation and electrical upgrades.


Adjustment of work area to accommodate an additional 43 workstations to existing arrangement.

Australian Defence Force Academy Cadets Mess, ACT

Refresh and fitout work to Academy Cadets Mess.

BMMC Hangar Upgrade, Qld

Upgrade of internal fire, electrical and mechanical systems, construction of new mezzanine and workshop for maintenance works.

Department of Defence Offices, ACT

Refresh and refit of three levels of office accommodation to manage communication and security requirements of a range of different Defence user groups.

Supporting veterans and their families

Soldier On Gold Pledge Partnership

Built is a Soldier On Gold Pledge Partner, which provides a pathway for veterans and their families transitioning from the Australian Defence Force to civilian life.

Soldier On is a not-for-profit organisation and is Australia’s only national, fully integrated service provider for veterans and their families. Soldier On reaches more than one million Australian veterans and their families with services including mental health and wellbeing, employment support and education, and connections with family and the community.

Built also participates in the March On Challenge to raise funds for Soldier On. In 2022 our Built team walked a total of 96km in the month of March – the equivalent of the Kakoda Track.

Veterans in Construction

Built is proud to support Veterans in Construction to help us hire local staff with the right skills to support our project delivery teams.

Veterans in Construction is an 100% Australian-owned and operated certified social enterprise that provides employment opportunities for veterans in the construction industry.

In 2022 Built engaged Veterans in Construction to provide local labour to support two Victorian prison upgrade projects at the Marngoneet Correctional Centre (Lara) and the Metropolitan Remand Centre (Ravenhall).

Featured projects

The New Way Forward

Our belief is that the best general contractor should be able to take on the challenges of any built form – and we can.