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Office of Defense Cooperation


The Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC), Australia, is located at the U.S. Embassy, Canberra, Australia. We operate from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm Mondays through Fridays.



Our Mission:

  • Provide security assistance and advice to Australia.
  • Identify, develop, and advocate programs that strengthen interoperability and the alliance with Australia.
  • Assist military and commercial entities with defense related issues.
  • Reduce US defense costs and enhance interoperability through cooperative agreements and programs.


Our Function:

The ODC is the single point of contact for all Foreign Military Sales programs between the U.S. Government and the Government of Australia.

Office of Defense Cooperation, Canberra Staff

The following list provides the basic functions of the various ODC staff members. If you are unsure who you should address your e-mail to, just e-mail any one of us and we will make sure the right person gets your message.


Contact Details

U.S. Department of State
Office of Defense Cooperation (ODC)
7800 Canberra Place
Washington D.C. 20521-7800

(61) 2 6214-5600

(61) 2 6273-2879

Misc Links

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