1 April 2022 marked the start of the Australian Signals Directorate’s 75th anniversary year. Find out more about the events and activities planned to commemorate this significant milestone, and learn about our rich history and plans for a bright future.
For 75 years, ASD has collected intelligence about foreign adversaries while keeping our own national secrets safe. Explore ASD’s history and trace its origins back to the Second World War, when Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel were brought together to intercept and decode radio signals.
The Australian Signals Directorate has a rich history. ASD can trace its origins back to the Second World War then was formed as a peacetime signals intelligence organisation in Albert Park, Melbourne. To learn more about ASD’s roots and beginnings, read some of our stories.