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About lndigenous DesignLABS


We are collaborating with the Next Generation of Young Indigenous Designers to create fresh threads for a one-of-a-kind uniform collection. The collab with lndigenousDesignLABS is set to empower Indigenous youth, giving young creatives a chance to flex their artistic influences, explore creative abilities, spark change, and smash through barriers to foster creative entrepreneurship.

About Legacy


Legacy is one of the oldest and most trusted charities in Australia, having supported the families of those who have sacrificed their life or health for the country for almost a century. The Legacy promise was born in the trenches of the Western Front during WWI when a soldier made a vow to his dying comrade to “look after the missus and the kids.” Since then, Legacy has remained committed to fulfilling that promise by supporting the families of veterans and keeping the legacy alive for future generations. Even today, Legacy continues to care for over 40,000 widows and their families, carrying on the tradition of providing assistance and support to those in need.

Established in 1923 in Melbourne, Australia by Sir Stanley Savige (inspired by Sir John Gellibrand), Legacy will be celebrating 100 years.

As of 2023, Legacy will be celebrating its centenary with The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 presented, marking 100 years of service to those who have sacrificed.

Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) is  proud to be a partner of The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023. As part of our commitment to supporting our veterans and their families, ADA has designed and produced the official Torch Bearer uniform for the relay. We are honoured to have the opportunity to sponsor this important event and contribute to its success. Through our partnership with The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay, ADA hopes to raise awareness of the sacrifices made by our servicemen and women and continue to support the families of those who have given so much for our country.

The relay is a six-month campaign, with satellite events (relays), travelling from Pozieres France leading into ANZAC Day 2023, through to the city of London, before returning home to Australia, landing in Perth, Western Australia in May 2023.

The relay will then continue its journey throughout local towns and cities across Australia, visiting all 45 Legacy Club locations, concluding in Melbourne in October 2023. The Torch will travel 55,000 km, through 100 stops, carried by approximately 1,500 torch bearers and over 2,000 volunteers.

The Legacy Centenary Torch Relay 2023 aims to not only commemorate the previous century but also highlight what the future holds for the organisation.



About Nova Systems

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ADA and Nova Systems, a leading Australian-owned engineering services and technology solutions company, have joined forces to deliver high-tech innovative clothing systems solutions for uniform requirements.

The partnership between ADA and Nova Systems will allow for the implementation of comprehensive clothing programs to meet the unique demands of clients underpinned by data-driven insights and engineering management expertise.

The partnership and development of a Clothing Programs Engineering Support system will encompass research and material sourcing, establishing user requirements, design and development, patternmaking and grading, rapid prototyping, technical data, drawings and specifications.

Nova Systems is experienced in complex program delivery and is a trusted partner to the Australian Defence Force, supporting major Defence projects for the past two decades.

About Kookaburra Kids


ADA is a proud partner of the Australian Kookaburra Kids Foundation, a charity that empowers young people to thrive beyond the impacts of family mental illness. AKKF delivers clinically designed, free programs that combine mental health education with FUN! Collectively, this breaks down barriers, foster connections between peers experiencing similar situations, build resilience and teach positive help seeking behaviours and stress coping strategies to improve mental health outcomes.

Australian Defence Apparel (ADA) is a founding partner of the Kookaburra Kids First Responder Kids program. Our partnership focuses on sponsoring children to support them in accessing the program to and helping Kookaburra Kids in expanding its reach and growing portfolios to support the unique needs of young people from families who are on the front line to protect and serve our community.

Outside of the main sponsorship, ADA is also developing new branded uniforms for the Kookaburra Kids Foundation program to outfit members and volunteers.



About Bond University

Bond University Tactical Research Unit (TRU) and ADA have been in partnership since 2007. Bond University TRU’s primary mission has always been to improve the well-being and occupational performance of tactical personnel in Defence, law enforcement, and first responders.

Since 2007, we have been fortunate to have collaborated on projects bringing academia, industry, and end-users together. With ADA members on the External Advisory Board of TRU, we have streamlined information from front-line individuals and improved the user experience and performance of tactical equipment.

Through TRU’s network of multidisciplinary, international experts, we have proudly completed projects, including the ergonomic Assault backpacks range for the Military and the new Integrated Load Bearing Vest for Queensland Police. This partnership has enabled us to fully understand the implications of form, fit and function when providing uniforms and protective equipment for specific roles. It is imperative that the wearer is protected, but also comfortable and responsive, at all times.

Bond University aims to enhance the performance of front-line individuals, so we are equally excited and proud to continue this incredible partnership.