1st - 3rd May 2018
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf VIC 3006 Australia
Industry Defence Security Australia Limited (IDSAL)
Peta Richards
03 5282 0500

Comprising an exposition of equipment, technology and services and a congress of specialist conferences, CIVSEC 2018 will confront the complex and increasingly interconnected security, and environmental challenges facing modern societies.

Building on the success of the inaugural CIVSEC 2016 event, it will bring together leaders and decision-makers, policy makers and advisers, managers and officials, operational professionals, technical specialists, strategists and academics, researchers and consultants, technology developers and industry suppliers.

While focusing on the Indo-Asia-Pacific region, CIVSEC 2018 will address issues of global significance. The sovereignty, safety, prosperity and cohesion of societies and communities everywhere are threatened by natural disasters and emergencies, by human catastrophe and civil disorder, by criminal activity and terrorism and by the movement of distressed populations across porous frontiers.

The key players who respond to these challenges are diverse: governments and nongovernment organisations, aid agencies and emergency first-responders, police and para-military law-enforcers, national armed forces, immigration and customs authorities, border protection agencies and specialists in law, medicine, infrastructure, civil affairs and search & rescue.

The scope of CIVSEC 2018 is correspondingly comprehensive and its compass international. Its purpose is the promotion of policy and the development of capability in the protection of people and the safeguarding of society.

APDR at a glance