Gibbs & Cox Australia is an engineering and design firm specialising in naval architecture, marine engineering, naval program management and technical advisory services. Gibbs & Cox Australia is headquartered in Canberra, ACT.

We aim to achieve the economic and strategic benefits of a strong, sustainable, and technologically advanced maritime enterprise in Australia.  We benefit from the heritage and expertise of our parent company Gibbs & Cox Inc., one of the world’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering firms.  Gibbs & Cox has been serving naval, commercial, and recreational markets worldwide since 1929.

Corporate values

  • People; the core of our business
  • Integrity; acting with honesty and honour
  • Expertise; professional, knowledgeable and experienced
  • Trust; accurate, capable and effective
  • Collaboration; engagement and cooperation with stakeholders
  • Results; dedicated to our customers success


  • Capability requirements
  • All phases of ship design
  • Systems engineering
  • Modernisation and upgrades to parent designs
  • Shipyard industrial capability assessments
  • Engineering and program management
  • On-site support and client team augmentation

Working with our Global Capability…

  • Growing team of 700+ Engineers, Designers and Program staff
  • Proven quality processes
  • 50+ high end engineering, design and analysis tools including:
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics
    • Finite Element Modeling and Analysis
    • Ship Concept Synthesis
    • Distributed systems modeling and analysis
    • 3D product models
    • 3D laser scanning and model development