The Defence Business Readiness Tool


The DBRT is a secure web-based system that allows small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to assess themselves against industry best-practices for Defence suppliers, help them understand what it means to be ‘Defence Ready’, and prioritise actions to help them grow their Defence business capability.

Key users of the tool include:

  • SMEs
  • Defence industry associations
  • Prime contractors
  • Department of Defence

The DBRT guides SMEs through an interactive questionnaire to measure Defence business readiness in four criteria:

  • Leadership
  • Products and services
  • Business capture
  • Business processes

SMEs can use the DBRT to complete the interactive questionnaire anonymously to receive a provisional Defence Readiness Report, or register for a DBRT account to receive a full Defence Business Readiness Report and gain access to the services provided by DBRT Mentors.

Where to access the tool


The DBRT is hosted in a secure cloud environment and meets the security requirements that are set out in the Australian Government Information Security Manual - external site.

For more information


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