The business of government is large, complex and evolving. Noetic’s people understand this complexity and the web of relationships between levels of government, politics, business and the community. We have experience across government from its hard edge—national security and emergency services—to its most human side—social policy and health.

Noetic works collaboratively with clients to achieve the best possible outcomes. We bring approaches and tools specifically designed for government, adapted to suit the needs of each agency and situation. We understand the challenges for public sector leadership in balancing competing priorities, budget constraints and workforce capability issues.

Client needs may vary from simply needing an experienced pair of hands to get an essential piece of work done through to providing additional resources to work in partnership with agency staff. Our people work closely with you to complete projects and to transfer skills from our team to yours.

Most importantly, we understand that government needs clear outcomes from projects. Noetic delivers outcomes and recommendations that are implementable, practical and fit for purpose. Our approach offers assurance that investing in Noetic’s services represents good value for public money.


Noetic people approach our work in the national security and defence sector with a passion and a sense of pride in what we can contribute. We believe that private enterprise has a crucial role to play in supporting the security of the nation, and we are proud of our involvement in this task.

Noetic has a significant history of working with national security agencies and alongside defence forces in Australia and the United States. We relish dealing with difficult issues, from leading major reviews of national security and defence operations, through to critical assessments of capabilities, and delivering challenging organisational change. We remain actively engaged in supporting the development of defence capability and some of our work is industry leading—one example being the transformation of Army and Joint Doctrine development resulting in improved quality, consistency and reliability.

To deliver great outcomes requires high quality people. Noetic people comprise a remarkable mix of internal expertise with an exceptional base of experienced associates, many of whom have occupied senior public sector and military appointments and/or have invaluable field experience.

Noetic understands the broad national security and defence challenges. We pride ourselves on our ability to translate this knowledge in very practical ways. Our reviews result in actionable strategies and business plans, our training and exercising has been widely recognised for its practical application, and our candid advice prioritises implementation. Noetic provides practical solutions to security problems.



Noetic understands natural resource industries from mining to oil and gas, and the challenges faced by those working in these sectors. We work with large and small companies, peak bodies and governments to develop safety and risk management solutions, with particular expertise in high consequence situations.

Noetic’s eclectic mix of in-house skills ensures we bring a fresh approach to solving clients’ complex risk management problems. We specialise in developing innovative systems for companies to help them manage low probability, but high consequence risks. Our team provides guidance and support to governments in the aftermath of serious incidents to help all stakeholders ‘move on’ and get back to business in a sustainable way.

Noetic people work closely with senior leaders and boards offering guidance on operational safety and risk corporate governance. We do this globally. Recent projects include supporting one of the world’s largest mining and minerals firms to effectively manage the catastrophic hazards faced in some of their operations, support to the US Government’s Chemical Safety Board’s investigation into the BP Macondo blowout in the Gulf of Mexico and guidance on managing the operational risks to the board of an oil company.

We recognise the fundamental importance of delivering long-term value through the services we provide. This recognition underpins our approach in working with the resources sector as their trusted adviser particularly in delivering safety and risk management solutions.


Noetic has established itself as a trusted adviser across the emergency management sector. We understand the sector intimately and the challenges it faces in dealing with natural and human-induced disasters. Noetic is called upon by governments and emergency service organisations alike, when they require support.

Noetic is a recognised industry leader, assisting the emergency management sector leading major reviews following disasters through to critical assessments of capabilities and facilitating organisational change. We have dealt with fire, flood, storm, pandemic, hazardous material incidents and critical infrastructure failure for a decade.

Working in this field requires high quality, knowledgeable people able to easily integrate with the sector, understand the challenges they face and the expectations of government and community. Noetic people are drawn from a mix of in-house expertise supported by highly qualified associates, many of whom have extensive command and field experience.

Noetic prides itself in the significant work we have undertaken in this sector that positively contributes to community safety and property protection. We know our advice is frank and fearless, and provides practical assistance to promoting effective emergency management.