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Green Christmas tree with orange stars scattered around The CDIC would like to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.


The CDIC will be taking a scheduled short break from 25 December 2019 to 1 January 2020 inclusive.

During this time, general enquiries can still be directed to our Contact Centre which will remain open on weekdays (except public holidays). Grants and services applications can also continue to be submitted via the CDIC website.

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  • Lines are open 8am - 8pm local time, Monday to Friday (except Australian national public holidays). International callers please dial +61 3 9654 0995 (international call charges apply).

Defence Innovation Hub

The Defence Innovation Hub (DIH) wishes you a safe and happy holiday.

The DIH team will also be taking a short break from the 24 December to 1 January 2020 inclusive.

During the shutdown period innovation proposals and Request for Proposal responses can still be submitted.

If you have a great idea that could contribute to the enhancement of Defence capability have a look at our pages on how to innovate in defence to find out how to find out how to prepare and submit your proposals.