Bendigo East

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30 McGoldrick Court, Bendigo East VIC 3550

Business Summary
At ADA, we believe any job is made easier in the right uniform.
About Us

Australian Defence Apparel is a uniform and clothing manufacturer with over 100 years' experience providing garment solutions for a wide range of clients and situations.

We pride ourselves on the quality and efficiency of our production, backed by cutting-edge research and development and fully integrated, industry-leading online procurement systems.

Capabilities & Manufacturing

Each of our clients come to us with unique apparel requirements. Our expert team can fulfil any brief - regardless of scale or complexity - by working closely with your organisation from concept to dispatch.

We supply a diverse range of apparel solutions, such as -

  • Frontline combat
  • Hard and soft armour
  • Ceremonial dress
  • Industrial workwear
  • Corporate suiting

As an internationally accredited company, our product lines must satisfy the strictest standards of technical function, style and comfort.

We are committed to ongoing research and development. Prior to production, raw materials are rigorously tested in our quality-control textile laboratory here in Australia.


ADA's garments are compliant to a number of international standards of quality, safety and comfort.

Full accreditations include -

  • AS/NZS 4967: 2009

Firefighter Garments-Structural

  • AS/NZS 4824: 2006

Firefighter Garments-Wildland

  • AS/NZS 4602: 1999

High Visibility

  • ISO 14001: 2004 (Bendigo Only)

Environmental Management System

  • ISO 9001: 2008

Quality Management System

Read our Environment Policy Statement

Premium Textiles

At ADA we source textiles of the highest integrity from suppliers conforming to the strictest quality standards.

Our Signature Fabrics Include:

  • Westex Indura UltraSoft®
  • Tecasafe® Plus
  • Nomex®
  • Goretex®

We only use premium textiles designed for optimal safety, mobility and breathability in a diverse range of applications.

The style, comfort and protection of your workforce are essential considerations in our selection of raw materials.

Fire and Emergency Services

ADA is the largest designer and manufacturer of heavy-duty protective clothing in Australia.

We work closely with agencies across Australia and the world to develop clothing solutions to protect personnel when they are at their most vulnerable.

We design and manufacture firefighting suits for structural blazes and wildland fires, as well as station apparel.

Our lightweight firefighting suits are made from tough, fire retardant fabric and are designed to withstand extreme heat, while providing superior comfort, mobility and breathability.

As both manufacturer and supplier, ADA clients enjoy total service, from fabric and design prototyping, wearer trials and independent testing, to delivery and through-life support.