Below is a list of Veteran and Veteran family owned and operated businesses that are located In Canberra Click on the logos and check out their websites.

Health, Fitness & Fun

Food & Beverages

Ironside Coffee Co

Ironside Coffee Co is family run and is a registered Australian Veteran Owned Business.

We provide several coffee and tea solutions that include our mobile coffee van, Callsign Ironside 1, and a filter coffee point that would suit meetings and conferences. Where can you find us???The ICC Van can be found in it’s hide at the Majura Mountain Bike Car park located on Majura Road, Canberra (between the Majura Range and AFP Training Facility) between 0630 and 0900 Mon-Fri (and the occasional Sunday between 0730 and 1030).

If you would like to book the van for your workplace, festival or event, please email with the details and we will be more than happy to come out whenever we can.



Milsearch is an Australian family‐owned company with over 30 years’ experience as an international service provider in the remediation of land and offshore areas contaminated by Explosive Remnants of War/Unexploded Ordnance (ERW/UXO).

We provide innovative solutions to both government and private sectors in regions of the world that have been exposed to past military conflict, training and munitions disposal. Our market is driven by the growing world population that needs more space, is transitioning to low carbon/renewable energy and increasing global trade.

We have successfully conducted extensive ERW/UXO projects throughout Australia, South East Asia and the South Pacific.

Australia’s first and foremost ERW/UXO remediation contractor

  • Formed in 1989 as the first ERW/UXO remediation company in Australia.
  • Foundation member of each Australian Department of Defence Unexploded Ordnance Panel (DUXOP) from inception, until replacement by the Defence Environment and Heritage Panel (DEHP), now known as the Defence Infrastructure Panel – Environment, Heritage and Engineering Services (DIP.EHE).

A firm presence in South East Asia and the South Pacific

  • Commenced operations in Laos in 1993.
  • Commenced operations in Vietnam in 1994. Milsearch has provided support services for a variety of projects of national importance, developing a prestigious client list and maintaining close alliances with international, independent and state owned enterprises.
  • Milsearch-BPKP joint venture in 1997 was the first international ERW/UXO remediation company in Laos – now trading as Milsearch Lao EOD Sole Company Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Milsearch Pty Ltd.
  • Milsearch has experience operating in 19 countries with subsidiaries/partnerships in Laos, Vietnam and New Zealand.

Committed to safety

  • We have over 30 years’ explosive incident free experience.

ECLIPS Inventive Engineering

Team ECLIPS consists of two separate, but integrated Australian and veteran-owned companies designing and delivering world leading, digitalised logistics innovations to a wide variety of global industries. The Team ECLIPS collective capability includes: design, engineering, prototyping and testing, systems integration and the full suite of program management services to ensure that clients’ logistics solutions are delivered fit for purpose, supportable for ‘life of type’, and interoperable with existing and future in-service systems.

Team ECLIPS consists of:

  • ECLIPS Engineering (ABN: 96 122 861 849). ECLIPS Engineering is a systems engineering and project management company that designs, fabricates and delivers logistics platforms and deployable technical shelters.
  • ECLIPS Logistics (ABN: 99 618 737 858). ECLIPS Logistics is an integrated logistics and project management company, delivering innovative technical solutions for digital supply chains.

Team ECLIPS has multiple locations throughout Australia.

Clothing, Design & Household Items

Security & Tactical

Empire Protection


Empire Protection is proudly an Australian Veteran Owned Business.

Empire Protection is an executive provider of Elite Protection, Risk Management and Security Services. Based in Melbourne and Sydney, and with an intimate knowledge of the market both nationally and internationally, Empire Protection is proud to offer its exceptional services to discerning clients globally.

In an unpredictable world environment, with increasing domestic crime statistics and an elevated threat of terrorism, the 21st century has brought with it a demand for a new class of security, protection and risk mitigation service provision.

While the industry is flooded with companies offering security services, few can hold claim to the capabilities of the Empire Protection Team. Over 150 years of specialist police, military and security experience within the management network, sees the company lead by proven achievers whose workmanship and expertise are on display with each task they perform.

The entire team is selected based not only on their experience and qualifications, but also on character, integrity and professionalism. Each member of the Empire Protection Team brings a special set of skills, but also possesses an elite level of service delivery, focussed around demanding excellence in everything we do.

Empire Protection has proven that the use of premium Policies, Procedures, and Operational Support Services underpins the company’s ability to deliver world-class services in any arena. In an ever-changing market, Empire Protection will always be situated to support its operations with the most up to date methods and tactics.


Bluerydge is a small Canberra based team of cyber security and technology professionals focused on working closely with industry and government to meet specific requirements through a range of specialisations. We are currently recruiting and looking to expand our team. If you are a veteran, student or an existing professional or specialist looking for a role to love doing, be rewarded and grow your career, please send us your resume and cover letter (optional) to


AXON Property Group

Robbie Turner, Dan Irwin, Dane Roche, Dave Simpson, Damian Gregson, Matthew Fleming and James Wilkinson make up the ADF Property Coaching Team. They are all highly passionate and enthusiastic property investors that come from substantial military backgrounds.

Of our 9 Veterans in the business, we have a combined 117+ years service (including over 23 deployments to East Timor, Solomon Islands, Afghanistan, Kuwait and Iraq). Robbie & Dan both completed their service as Majors. Dane reached the rank of Flying Officer, Dave reached the rank of Warrant Officer, and Damian reached the rank of Sergeant. James, Matt and Hayley completed as Corporals and Natalie a Leading Seamen.
Of note, their ADF service is complemented by over 79 years of property experience. I’m sure you’d agree, this makes Axon Australia’s most elite property coaching business that specialises in helping current serving ADF members and Veterans. We know your unique ADF circumstances. We know how to help you.

Business & Consulting

Alliance Leasing

Alliance Leasing is an Australian owned and operated financial services company. We specialise in novated leasing, which empowers us to save time and money for thousands of people Australia wide each year. We are proud to service both the private and public sector, including ACT and Queensland government employees.

Our experienced and knowledgeable team help people buy, run, and sell their cars in the most tax-effective way possible. As a customer of Alliance Leasing all you have to worry about is driving the car! We take care of everything else which includes the car purchase, finance, roadside assistance, insurance, fuel, servicing and maintenance.

We are dedicated to providing exceptional service and enhancing the experience of buying your next car. We understand novated leasing can seem complicated, and in an extremely competitive market, we differentiate ourselves by offering comfort that your interests are front of mind. After all, we are only as good as our customers say we are. Give us a call, we’ll be sure to answer with a smile and help you accelerate your savings!

Aero PM

Established in 2014, AeroPM is a professional services consulting firm that engages across the private, government and military sectors. Based in Canberra, AeroPM works with its clients Australia-wide to deliver a range of complex technical projects. AeroPM personnel are highly qualified and customer focussed authentic leaders, trained to perform in complex strategic environments. Through its people, AeroPM aspires to offer your program inter-disciplinary and cross-functional teams or individuals. 

 ​”The team at AeroPM is principally comprised of former ADF and APS engineers, Logisticians and Project Managers who understand and can thus contextualise the warfighting domain”.

Andra Consulting Group

Welcome to Andare, a boutique Agile consulting company. Our pragmatic and experienced team believe that coaching and consulting services should be tailored to suit your organisational needs.

Working with organisations of all sizes from single teams or executive groups through to large scale transformation involving dozens of teams. We seek to understand your goals and current challenges and then craft a solution for your environment using the dozens of Agile frameworks and tools available.  We don’t believe that a “one size fits all’ Agile adoption process is the answer. We are Agile realists not Agile purists.

At Andare, we are hands on practitioners working side by side with you and your teams to enable your organisation to grow and thrive in an Agile environment. We’ll help you to maximise the benefits of Agile through training experientials, coaching and real time practical feedback at the executive, team and individual level.

Utilising years of experience in Agile project and program leadership, we’ll work with you to develop a roadmap to achieve your outcomes and provide the practical help to execute your plans. If you would like to know more about how Andare can help your organisation on its Agile Transformation journey click here to contact us.

Connect3i Recruitment

Connect3i is a boutique talent acquisition and human resources partner designed for clients that are looking for something new. We are not just a job placement firm, and whilst our head office is based in Canberra, we specialise in connecting people for business critical positions all over Australia.

Connect3i is a value-based company and a veteran owned business  headquartered in Canberra. 

We do not just place someone in an organisation. We believe our ongoing role is to support our talented people as they grow personally, and as they continue to contribute significantly to an organisation.

We offer a trusted partnership not just a one off placement.

Our focus is identifying that “authentic” person that business can rely on to deliver great service, be trusted to do the right thing every time, and become a truly valued member of a team.

It’s how we do this, and our value-for-money fee structure that offers our point of difference to business. We don’t follow a traditional, antiquated recruitment process that is not value for money or quality assured

At Connect3i we take great pride in helping ex Defence and transitioning Defence personnel into the right commercial or public service positions. We have a lot experience in effectively translating Defence experience into commercial value.

Underpinning our model is simplicity and value for money. We recognise that time is money for many businesses who need talented authentic people fast. Our service is simple, efficient, timely and quality assured.

Our business values are integrity, innovation and inspiration. We live these every day.


Conscia is a niche three-pillar business focused on identifying challenges, developing unique and innovative solutions, taking our Clients on a journey and assisting them to achieve greatness.

Conscia is a business of choice for its people and our delivery excellence. Our teams are known for thinking outside the box and from different perspectives.

Conscia seeks to work collaboratively and intimately with our Clients to best understand their challenges.

Conscia is proud to be an Australian Veteran Owned Business, actively supporting veteran businesses and charities.

Effective People

Effective People is an Australian owned and operated recruitment company with offices in Canberra and Brisbane. We provide recruitment for the public and private sectors, and help our valued candidates find exciting new opportunities and our clients find the most effective person for their role. We are proudly veteran owned and operated, and are registered with the Australian Veteran Owned Business initiative. Our experienced team has over 20 years’ experience in recruitment and believe that the centre of gravity for all recruitment lies in one area…..people.

Our Candidate Commitment

Our candidates are never just another number, because without you we would not exist. Our goal is to always do the best by you, and treat you as part of our family.

Our Client Commitment

We aim to provide a quality, timely and results-focussed recruitment service while remaining cost effective and never substituting excellence. We understand your requirements so we can offer the most effective candidate every time.

Our Commitment to Veterans and First Responders

We support veterans, reservists, first responders and people who are transitioning to civilian life. We recognise the skills and values veterans and first responders can bring to any organisation and the community.