Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia



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About RUSIDSS  Australia:


The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia (RUSIDSS-A) aims to provide and promote a professional and balanced informed debate to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security.

The Institute gratefully acknowledges the valued support received from the Department of Defence in its mission. 

RUSIDSS-A Offices located at Defence

RUSIDSS-A and USI of the ACT Offices and Call Centre at Defence Campbell Park

RUSIDSS-A is a Company, whose Members are independently constituted Australian state and territory chapters, headquartered in Canberra, ACT. It is a non-profit organisation registered with the ACNC and is a Company limited by Guarantee managed by ACNC and ASIC. It provides educational, research and related services through its library services, website, journals and periodicals, regular presentations, conferences and seminars and visits to military installations. It has a long tradition of serving the community by promoting a better understanding of defence and national security.  This includes an understanding of Australian defence strategy, contemporary and historic conflict, developments in military science and technology and all aspects of defence and security as they relate to Australia now and into the future. It has several thousand members in all states and the ACT and include serving and retired members of the Australian Defence Force and other interested in defence and national security.

Membership is open to all who have an interest in national security and defence.  Members join one of the constituent Bodies, and can do so through this website, or directly with one of the state bodies.  State bodies conduct an extensive program of guest speaker presentations and other activities

RAAF 100 Limited Edition Opportunity click here for RUSI Australia members

Gallipoli Memorial Lecture 2020

This year’s RUSI UK's Gallipoli Memorial Lecture will be delivered online via Zoom by His Excellency The Honourable George Brandis QC, High Commissioner for Australia to the United Kingdom, on a theme related to allies and intervention.

Details may be obtained by clicking on the image below:


Political Trajectories: The Future of Australia-Indonesia Relations in
a Contested Indo-Pacific Order


Australian Designed Prototype Attack Drone


 Access to ABC News Report

Access to Defense News Report


RUSIDSS-A is aware of an assertion that the report

‘Australian Defence Capability Analysis Project LAND 4504- ARH Replacement Program’ was commissioned by the Australian Defence Force. That allegation is incorrect. 

The Department of Defence / ADF had no involvementin the development of the report. Furthermore, the report only used open source material available to the public. RUSIDSS-A had final editorial control of the report and applied four independent reviews for accuracy and avoidance of unreasonable bias, while acknowledging that the report represents the views of the author. RUSIDSS-A aims to promote informed debate to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security. The report has certainly generated relevant debate and we welcome the provision of alternate views, such as that provided by AIRBUS below.