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.

L-R Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Minister's Award winner Dr Mark Patterson, and the Minister for Defence Materiel and Science the Hon Malcolm Brough MP
Dr Mark Patterson has won the 2015 Minister’s Award for Achievement in Defence Science for his contributions to the protection and wellbeing of Australian soldiers.
DST Group's rework alignment tool
Defence scientists have invented a tool to reduce effort and increase accuracy for repair work on aircraft.
Brian Ferguson
The Acoustical Society of America has recognised Dr Brian Ferguson for his contributions to in-air and in-water acoustic classification, localisation and tracking.
DST Group logo
DST Group's value statement has been endorsed and accepted by the First Principles Review Implementation Committee.
L-R: Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, Professor Arun Sharma (QUT Deputy Vice-Chancellor), Michael Wycisk (Siemens AG) and Jeff Connolly (Siemens Australia CEO)
DST Group has joined with Siemens and QUT in a research agreement to advance the use of high temperature superconducting technologies in Australia.
Chief Defence Scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky, speaking at the Pacific 2015 maritime expo.
DST Group is showcasing a range of innovative technologies at the Sea Power Conference and Pacific 2015 maritime expo in Sydney.
Researcher monitoring driving trial.
Defence researchers have discovered that caffeine only marginally reduces driver drowsiness, but significantly reduces driving errors.
Victoria Pit and Robert Peile received the award on behalf of DST Group.
DST Group was presented with the Best Creative Engagement Strategy Award last week from Knowledge Commercialisation Australasia.