Modular Solutions for Defence & Government

Modular Solutions for Defence & Government

Think Portable, Think Black Diamond.

Portable and Modular Equipment Specialists

Black Diamond’s Defence Strategy Division is a dedicated unit supported with vetted credentials to deliver end-to-end customisable portable and modular onsite solutions for military exercises, Defence base upgrades and constructions projects, checkpoints and emergency situations. Our range of portable defence and prefabricated defence solutions support frontline and back of house operations. 

With daily onsite management across various military bases since 2018, Black Diamond Defence Strategy Division has fast become a specialist in delivering temporary and fixed site compounds.

Defence Division Capabilities

Black Diamond’s Defence Strategy Division combines international and local expertise to offer a full turnkey solution to your projects big, small or custom. From Portable Buildings, Ancillary Services, Transport & Logistics, New Building Manufacturing, Installation Services to Hygiene/Sanitisation and Ablution solutions, when you think portable, Black Diamond has you covered.

Our range of modular and prefabricated Defence products, services and capabilities are perfectly suited to Defence related projects and exercises. We have supported Defence and its clients with temporary and permanent structures, checkpoint equipment, disaster relief, evacuation centres, rapid response solutions and various equipment to support Defence training exercises. 

With this, plus our strong presence within the United States, Black Diamonds Defence Strategy Division is equipped to work with a variety of defence humanitarian organisations worldwide.

Our Capability Statement

  • Site compounds
  • Site offices
  • Rapid Deployment / Mobile Camps
  • Gymnasiums & Laundries
  • First Aid Rooms
  • Emergency / Disaster Relief
  • Tank Containers
  • Training Facilities
  • Mess Halls / Diners / Lunchrooms / Kitchens
  • Staff Sleeping Quarters
  • Container Offices
  • Training Rooms
  • Storage and Shipping Containers
  • Procurement and Equipment Supplier 
  • Project Management on Defence/Military Exercises 
  • Logistics / Transport Services 
  • Installation and Equipment Commissioning 
  • Cleaning Services 
  • Liquid Waste Management 
  • New Building Manufacture 
  • Mobile Site Vans 
  • Trailer Mounted Fuel Tanks 
  • Toilet Blocks and Ablutions
  • Portable Shower Blocks / Trailer Mounted Showers
  • Portaloo Toilets (static and trailerised)
  • Special Sanitation Equipment Hire (Hand Wash & Sanitising Stations)
  • Water Supply 
  • Water Tanks / Storage (Potable and Grey) 
  • Waste Holding Tanks 
  • Temporary Fencing 
  • Generators
  • Water Coolers 
  • Light Towers 

Our Key Clients

Since 2013, Black Diamond Group has worked closely with a number of key clients partnering with the Defence and Government sector. 

Who we’re working with:
  • Veolia
  • Sitzler
  • Airbus
  • QCoal
  • Downer EDI / Spotless
  • APGC
  • BMD
  • Jetstar Airways
  • Acciona
  • Fortescue Metals Group
  • Santos Limited
  • St Hilliers
  • CPB Contractors
  • Georgiou Group
  • Origin Energy 
  • Seymour Whyte Constructions
  • ACS
  • Dept of Housing & Public Works
    (QLD Government)
  • Incitec Pivot
  • Standard Aero
  • Alder Constructions
  • Sodexo

Recent Projects Supporting
Defence & Government Bodies

  • Supply/install portable amenities & ancillary equipment on Exercise Talisman Sabre 2019.
  • Supply/install Training Room Buildings for Army at Shoalwater Bay Training Area during Exercise Talisman Sabre 2015.
  • Accommodation units & site offices for Army, Navy and Air Force personnel during the 2018 Commonwealth Games.
  • Portable building supplier to the Australia Defence Force through Veolia for numerous nationwide exercises across various military bases/training areas.
  • Workforce accommodation camp for Sitzler on the Airbus Defence and Space Zephyr High Altitude Pseudo-Satellite (HAPS) project in Western Australia.
  • Standing Offer Arrangement with QLD Government for the supply of emergency shelters for disaster relief.
  • Supply/install buildings for Evacuation Centres for Operation Bush Fire Assist (2020).
  • Supplied equipment for Operation Covid Assist (2020).
  • Continuous supply of portable site equipment and services on various Defence sites around Australia.

Our Recent Projects

Operation COVID-19 Assist

The Australian Defence Force established a task force in March of 2020 to support the national COVID-19 pandemic response. As part of the operation, ADF members were deployed to regions across Australia in roles that would provide customised support to all state and territory authorities, reinforce, amplify and expand their capacity to deal with the impacts of COVID-19.

Exercise Talisman Sabre

Exercise Talisman Sabre is the major bilateral combined training exercise between the Australian and United States militaries. Its purpose is to strengthen the alliance between the two forces and practice military Combined and Joint Task Force operations, and improve combat readiness and interoperability.


Get In touch

Phone: 1300 234 123 

Damien Gerbin

Defence Strategy Manager

Education & Work Experience

As a Business Development Professional of 13+ years, Damien applies a results oriented and client focused approach to delivering innovative and dynamic solutions to clients individual project needs. Leading the Defence Strategy Division, Damien applies his experience and commercial acumen to further the involvement of Black Diamonds Defence capabilities and is always open to new opportunities. Damien works across a diverse portfolio of large and industry leading clients to support their Defence project delivery, big or small. Damien is our defence specialist for all your modular, prefabricated and portable requirements. Reach out today to have a chat.

Core Skills

  • Strong business acumen
  • Flexible and adaptive approach delivering efficiencies across a vast array of business environments
  • Strong relationship skills and an intuitive nous to define specific client needs and solutions
  • Extremely organised, ethical and autonomous with a focus on customer experience
  • Big picture and blue-sky thinking to deliver innovation
  • Strong acumen of commercial construction, manufacturing and logistics industries. 
  • Bilingual - Croatian and French.


Bachelor of International Business, International Economics

Why Black Diamond Group?


Efficiency is at the forefront of all Black Diamond Group projects. We offer an unparalleled schedule and service by completing modular building construction inside our factory, mitigating the risk of delays and saving you both time and money.

We also offer our customers the option to complete on-site development and installation during school holidays in order to reduce the impact on your school.


Our team of highly-qualified experts are backed by a financially sound corporate structure which allows us the ability to offer cost-effective, fixed monthly prices, provide quotes upfront and offer a time-saving and cost-saving service.


Demountables offer the added value of portability and flexibility. Complexes can be expanded or decreased in size to suit your specific needs and can also be added on to existing, non-modular building structures.

Relocatability makes modular classrooms ideal for the expanding number of students and changes in learning space needs.

Minimal Impact

Black Diamond Group conducts most of our demountable construction off-site in our factory, which minimises on-site traffic and produces less noise and disruption for community residents.

Operating largely off-site also minimises risk to students and workers as well as the impact on the environment.


Quality Standards and Accreditations

Black Diamond Group is dedicated to Occupational Health and Safety, the environment and quality assurance. In addition to our ISO Standards, Black Diamonds Defence Strategy Division is equipped with Australian Defence site clearance, Defence Common Access Card.
Our commitment is to provide a safe environment, system and disciplines that can deliver consistent, quality products and services to our Defence and Government clients.

Global-Mark is one of the leading conformity assessment bodies (CABs) in Australia. For more information, visit Global-Mark.

AS/NZS ISO 9001-2016 Certifies Black Diamond Group’s commitment to quality, leadership, systems and processes to consistently meet customer expectations.

AS/NZS ISO 14001-2016 Certifies Black Diamond Group’s sound leadership and stable processes that reflect our commitment to protecting the environment and communities in which we operate.

AS/NZS ISO 45001 certification is a framework that Black Diamond complied with to demonstrate due diligence when identifying hazards, quantify the risks and put it place control methords to eliminate, reduce or control these risks. 

Get in Touch

Our team of locally-based professionals is here to help you find the most suitable, high-quality modular building for your needs. 

For more information about Black Diamond Group and our modular education building solutions, give us a call or request an upfront quote today.

Toll Free: 1300 234 123
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