One of Australia’s fastest-growing sovereign defence companies, Omni, celebrated its tenth anniversary this week. With locations in Canberra, Queensland, Western Australia, and South Australia, Omni has been a trusted partner to government and private industry for the last decade, serving the national interest and protecting Australia’s critical infrastructure.
Jon Hawkins, a 25-year veteran of the Australian Defence Force (ADF), founded Omni in 2012 and has overseen the rapid growth of the company, which now employs over 400 professionals working across all five domains to deliver aerospace, consulting, security, maritime and vetting capabilities. “What started as an idea at our family kitchen table has grown into a team of talented professionals across the country, but Omni’s purpose – developing and maintaining genuinely Australian sovereign capability – has never deviated,” Hawkins said. “From its inception, Omni has strived to build sovereign defence capability onshore and fill the local industry gap that often forced Australia to rely on purchasing overseas technology. Over Omni’s ten years of operations, we have forged partnerships with the Australian Government as our nation increases sovereign control of our national security efforts. As Omni continues to grow in our second decade, we look forward to deepening our relationships with the Government as they work to meet the challenges presented by an increasingly uncertain global geopolitical environment.”
As a wholly Australian-owned defence SME, Omni has focussed on expanding its operations from Canberra, with a presence in every Australian state and territory, including its newest office in Adelaide. Omni has always been guided by the principle that Australian companies must play an active role delivering our own defence projects, and is proud to employ many ADF, Police, and Intelligence veterans who want to continue to contribute their decades of experience to the national interest.
As a result, Omni has built a reputation as a trusted partner to Government and the private sector, providing solutions across land, air, sea, space and cyber domains to protect individuals, corporates, and the national interest from an ever-growing list of traditional and non-traditional threats. Omni is headquartered in Canberra with offices in Brisbane, Perth, and Adelaide, as well as specialist facilities in Jandakot, Roma, and Caloundra.