About NIOA


NIOA is the largest Australian-owned supplier of munitions to the Australian and New Zealand Defence Forces and law enforcement agencies.

Headquartered in Brisbane, Australia NIOA has a presence across Australia, New Zealand and in the USA. Our modern, purpose-built facility in Brisbane includes state-of-the-art testing capability, storage and distribution logistics, engineering, and through-life technical support including training, maintenance and repair, configuration management and introduction into service/qualification.

As the provider of firearms, weapons, munitions and technical support for critical programs, NIOA works with multiple Australian and international companies. We supply and support a wide array of small arms, medium and large calibre munitions, special function grenades and pyrotechnics, leading edge pistol systems, optics and carriage solutions.

NIOA manages a significant portion of the Australian Government-owned munitions manufacturing facility at Benalla in Victoria and has established a world-leading artillery shell forging plant in Maryborough, Queensland in a joint venture with Rheinmetall of Germany.

The Australian operations include key Defence munitions programs. NIOA is the largest supplier of non-guided munitions to the Australian Defence Force delivering Australia’s future family of 155mm artillery munitions, the medium calibre munitions for the LAND 400 Rheinmetall Boxer Combat Reconnaissance Vehicle, Australia’s mortar capability as well as select munitions for the Abrams tank and more than 50 other strategic munitions.

NIOA Advisory Board

Under the leadership of CEO Robert Nioa, the NIOA Group has assembled a distinguished board of highly experienced strategic advisers with broad sector leadership across government, defence, research and development, logistics command, supply management and international policy. 

The NIOA Group Advisory Board is chaired by former Australian Defence Minister the Hon. Christopher Pyne and includes former US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment, the Hon. Ellen Lord, former Australian Government MP, Senator for Victoria and past Parliamentary Secretary of Defence, the Hon. David Feeney, former Australian Army soldier Mark Donaldson VC, Dr Ken Anderson, former Chief of the Aerospace Division in the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) and Dan Olson, former Vice President and General Manager of Northrop Grumman’s Weapon Systems Division.

The board’s mission is to assist the NIOA Group executive team, advising on industry trends, providing insights and thought leadership, as well as identifying strategic opportunities to support the broader company objectives.

The NIOA Group board is dedicated to ensuring the organisation’s objectives and behaviours are consistent with its Vision, Purpose and Values.

Christopher Pyne Profile

Hon. Christopher Pyne - Chairman

Former Australian Defence Minister

Mark Profile

Mr Mark Donaldson VC

Australian soldier and Victoria Cross recipient

David Profile

Hon. David Feeney

Former Parliamentary Secretary for Defence

Ken Profile

Dr Ken Anderson

Former Chief of the Aerospace Division in the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG)

Ellen Profile

Hon. Ellen Lord

Former US Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Sustainment

Dan Profile

Mr Dan Olson

Former VP and GM Northrop Grumman Weapon Systems


NIOA has facilities throughout Australia and the USA servicing our Defence and Law Enforcement customers.

Brisbane - Head Office

BNE mobile

Opened in 2014, NIOA’s head office is located within the Brisbane Airport precinct and includes the group’s corporate headquarters, state-of-the-art testing and engineering facilities, secure warehouse and distribution centre.

Contact: 07 3621 9999


Canberra Tile

Strategically located next to our Defence customer, NIOA’s Canberra office is located within the Brindabella Business Park at Canberra Airport and accommodates our teams working on major munitions programs.

Contact: 02 6191 7600


Melbourne Tile

NIOA’s Melbourne office is located in South Melbourne opposite Victoria Barracks which accommodates Defence’s Land Systems Division of the Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group (CASG).

Contact: govtsales@nioa.com.au


Benalla Mobile

NIOA manages a significant portion of the Australian Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) munitions manufacturing facility at Benalla in Victoria delivering key munitions for the Australian Defence Force and export customers.

Contact: 07 3621 9955


RNM mobile

A joint venture with Rheinmetall of Germany, the new Rheinmetall NIOA Munitions facility is the most advanced of its kind in the world, manufacturing 155mm artillery shell cases and metal parts for other munitions.

Contact: 07 4121 4970



NIOA's presence at Picatinny Arsenal signifies a pivotal alliance, amplifying our dedication to innovation in defence. By nurturing essential relationships within the US government, we fortify trust and collaboration. Our tenure underscores a shared commitment to safeguarding national security, advancing capabilities, and delivering unparalleled solutions.

Contact: govtsales@nioa.com.au

Brisbane Facility - FEATURES

High Security Armouries

Defence compliant secure storage armouries of our Law Enforcement and Defence products.

Indoor Testing Range

NIOA’s state-of-the-art 100 metre indoor firing range enables us to extensively test law enforcement and military weapons (up to 40mm cannon) in perfectly controlled conditions.

Bulk Dangerous Goods Store

High security and accredited high-capacity dangerous goods warehouse.

Weapon Workshops

Weapon and ancillary integration, upgrade, modification, maintenance, repair and warranty is professionally conducted according to OEM and military specifications.

Optics Laboratory

NIOA’s optics laboratory and repair facility offers many in-house services that were previously only available in the USA, such as optics repair, maintenance and upgrade.

Defence Showroom

Our world class product showroom displays a range of our Defence and Law Enforcement products.

Multi-purpose Auditorium

NIOA’s fully featured auditorium comfortably seats up to 200 people and provides the perfect setting for special events, product launches and training seminars.