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The Australian Marine Complex Western Trade Coast – a Hub of Innovation and Growth in WA

The Australian Marine Complex Western Trade Coast:

A Hub for Innovation and Growth in Western Australia

The Australian Marine Complex Western Trade Coast’s key shipbuilding and sustainment industrial precinct, supporting the manufacturing, fabrication, assembly & maintenance requirements of the marine, defence, energy and resource industries.

Located in Perth’s premier industrial corridor, just 23km’s south of the city, the AMC is one of only two naval shipbuilding locations in Australia.

The Australian Marine Complex (AMC) is a world-class maritime industrial hub located in the Western Trade Coast region of Western Australia. Established in 2003, the AMC has become a centre for innovation, collaboration, and growth in the maritime industry. This article will provide an overview of the AMC’s history, its importance to the Western Australian economy, and a list of companies located there.

A Brief History of the Australian Marine Complex

The Australian Marine Complex was established in 2003 as part of the Western Australian Government’s vision to create a hub for the maritime industry. The complex was designed to bring together the various segments of the maritime industry, including shipbuilding, repair, and maintenance, and provide a space for innovation and growth. Today, the AMC is one of the largest marine industry centers in the southern hemisphere, with over 1,500 people employed in the complex.

CUF subs docking at Australian Marine Complex Western Trade Coast

The Importance of the Australian Marine Complex to the Western Australian Economy

The Australian Marine Complex is an essential contributor to the Western Australian economy. The complex has attracted a range of local and international companies, creating jobs and driving economic growth in the region. The complex is also an important driver of innovation and collaboration, with research and development programs focused on improving productivity, efficiency, and sustainability in the maritime industry.

Companies Located at the Australian Marine Complex

  • Austal: A global shipbuilder specializing in the design and construction of high-speed passenger ferries and defense vessels.
  • Civmec: A leading provider of heavy engineering and construction services for the marine, defense, and mining industries.
  • Woodside Energy: An Australian oil and gas company with operations in the North West Shelf and Pluto LNG projects.
  • Damen Shipyards: A Dutch shipbuilding company with a focus on building high-quality vessels for the defense, oil and gas, and fishing industries.
  • Raytheon: A global technology and innovation company specializing in defense, civil government, and cybersecurity solutions.

Common User Facility (CUF)

Ventia is a leading facilities management company that is responsible for managing the Common User Facility (CUF) at the Australian Marine Complex. As the facilities manager, Ventia is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the CUF, ensuring that it remains a world-class facility for the maritime industry. Ventia’s role includes managing the maintenance and repair of the facility, as well as overseeing the provision of essential services such as security, waste management, and cleaning. By working closely with the AMC and its stakeholders, Ventia is helping to ensure that the CUF remains a hub for innovation, collaboration, and growth in the maritime industry.


The Australian Marine Complex is a hub for innovation, collaboration, and growth in the maritime industry. Established in 2003, the complex has become an essential contributor to the Western Australian economy, attracting local and international companies and creating jobs. The complex’s focus on research and development has also driven innovation and improved productivity in the maritime industry. With a diverse range of companies located there, the Australian Marine Complex is a centre of excellence for the maritime industry, showcasing the best in design, engineering, and construction.


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