Building on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, CIVSEC 2018 will be a comprehensive congress of international conferences, seminars and symposia organised and hosted by distinguished thought-leaders in the civil security domain.

These forums will be presented by government and non-government organisations, strategic think-tanks, industry, research bodies and academic institutions from Australia, the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and around the world.

Delegates will include senior government and NGO officials, policy-makers, professionals, practitioners and specialists in fields ranging from policing and border security to humanitarian relief and emergency services, from search and rescue through to ship and aircraft operations, from criminal intelligence to biometric technology and counter-terrorism.

The program will address the core topics of border protection, disaster relief, civil and community safety, cyber security, organised crime and the smuggling of people and contraband goods, the increasing importance of bio-security, and the vital importance of multi-agency and multi-national liaison and cooperation.

Its focus will include:

  • Homeland and Civil Security
  • Border Protection and Security
  • Infrastructure and Resource Security
  • Climate and Bio Security
  • Policing and Law Enforcement
  • Search and Rescue
  • Emergency Services
  • Peace and Stabilisation Activities
  • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief
  • International and Domestic Security
  • Maritime, Aviation and Transport Security
  • Cyber Security
  • Customs, Immigration and Quarantine
  • Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance
  • Military and Police Coordination
  • Civil and Community Safety
  • Protection of Communities and Civilians
  • Emergency, Disaster and Crisis Management.


Visit our conference page for further information on the program and registration options.