The Sir Richard Williams Foundation is an independent research organisation whose purpose is to promote the development and effective implementation of National Security and Defence policies specific to Australia's unique geopolitical environment and values.


The Foundation aims to strengthen Australia's national security by advocating the need for forward-looking policies and promoting constructive debate regarding the implementation of such policies.

The Foundation's intention is to be a leading and influential voice in the Australian defence debate, by:

  • emphasising the paramount importance of shaping Australia's strategic environment;
  • contributing to the public debate regarding national security policy and the issues related to the effective, integrated, implementation of such policies in a complex and changing environment; and
  • ​stimulating debate by commissioning research, publishing papers, hosting conferences, meeting with senior officials and industry representatives, and conducting select-invitation workshops.


The RAAF Association, Fleet Air Arm Association and the Army Aviation Association are affiliated with the Foundation.

The Williams Foundation, PO Box 5214, KINGSTON ACT 2604

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