conditions of entry

1. Eligibility

1.1 Admission to the CIVSEC 2018 is exclusive to those with a professional or business interest in the defence or related industries. This ‘interest’ is determined at the absolute discretion of the Organiser.
  1.2 No person under the age of 16 years will be admitted to CIVSEC 2018.

2. Prohibited Items

  2.1   Persons are prohibited from bringing or entering the CIVSEC 2018 venue with any Prohibited Items.
  2.2   Prohibited Items (inter alia) include:-
      (a) Firearms, restricted items or weapons (including replica or toy firearms or weapons), except firearms, restricted items and weapons subject to the CIVSEC 2018 Weapons Management Plan;
      (b)   Explosives or pyrotechnics (including ammunition, explosive powder, primer);
      (c)   Projectiles;
      (d)   Paint, chemicals or sprays;
      (e)   Placards, flags, banners or signs;
      (f)   Megaphones, amplifiers, loud speakers;
      (g)   Lights or lasers pointers (handheld or otherwise); or
      (h)   Materials, substances, devices, apparatus or equipment or any other thing which, in the opinion of the Organiser, has (or may have) the potential to cause:
(i) death or injury to a person; or
(ii) unlawful destruction or damage to property; or
(iii) alarm or offence to another person, including a hazard, disruption, public nuisance, distress, public inconvenience or security risk to the peaceful and lawful operation of CIVSEC 2018; or
(iv) an offence against the laws in force in Victoria of elsewhere.

3. Registration and Trade Registration Badges

  3.1   To be admitted to CIVSEC 2018, a person must be in lawful possession of a Trade Registration Badge issued by the Organiser, or a valid Delegate Registration Badge issued by an affiliated Conference Organiser recognised by the Organiser of CIVSEC 2018.
  3.2   The Organiser's trade registration documentation must be completed and approved by the Organiser of CIVSEC 2018 prior to issue of a Trade Registration Badge.
  3.3   Trade Registration Badges are non-transferable and may only be used by the person to whom they are issued.
  3.4   Trade Registration Badges are the property of the Organiser and must be surrendered on demand to the Organiser, its officials or security personnel.

4. Identification Requirements

  4.1   Trade Registration Badges must be worn and be clearly visible at all times while the person is in the CIVSEC 2018 venue at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  4.2   All persons must carry with them official photographic identification issued by government or statutory authority (e.g. current drivers license, proof of age card, service identification or passport), and such official photographic identification must be produced on demand to the Organiser, officials, police, or security personnel of CIVSEC 2018.

5. Security Surveillance

  5.1   The CIVSEC 2018 venue and the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre are under 24 hour electronic and video surveillance and a person's image may be captured at any time.
  5.2   Helmets, hats, sunglasses or other apparel, which may impede accurate visual identification of the wearer, must not be worn at any time within the CIVSEC 2018 venue.

6. Lost or Unattended Items

  6.1   Bags, luggage, receptacles, and personal property are not to be left unattended either inside the venue or elsewhere within the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
  6.2   Bags, luggage, receptacles, personal property and things left unattended within the CIVSEC 2018 venue or the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre will be removed and taken to a place of safety without notice or advice.
  6.3   Enquiries about lost or missing property should be made to the Organiser.

7. Suspicious Objects or Behaviour

  7.1   Suspicious or unattended property or objects should be reported immediately to the Organiser, officials, or security personnel.
  7.2   Any person behaving in a suspicious, disorderly, riotous, offensive of disruptive manner should be reported immediately to the Organiser, officials, or security personnel.

8. Right to Refuse Entry and to Remove

  8.1   The Organiser may, in its absolute discretion, refuse entry to any person.
  8.2   The Organiser may, in its absolute discretion, require any person to leave the venue.
  8.3   Any person failing to comply with a direction given by or on behalf of the Organiser to leave the venue may be physically removed by the Organiser, officials or security personnel.
  8.4   The Organiser, officials or security personnel may use force that is reasonably necessary in order to prevent a person from wrongfully entering or remaining within the CIVSEC 2018 venue.

9. Animals


Animals will not be admitted to CIVSEC 2018 except for guide, hearing and assistance dogs certified pursuant to the provisions of the Guide, Hearing and Assistance Dogs Act and used by a person with a disability under the Act.


10. Release of Liability

  10.1   It is a condition of entry to CIVSEC 2018 that, to the extent permitted by law, visitors, exhibitors and participants exclude, release and forever discharge the Organiser, its personnel, agents and officials and its Related Bodies Corporate (and their respective personnel, agents and officials) from all liability for claims, loss, damage, costs or expenses (whether arising under statute, from negligence, personal injury, death, property damage, infringement of third party rights or otherwise) arising from or connected with CIVSEC 2018.

11. Organiser

  11.1   In these conditions of entry, the term "Organiser" refers to Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited (ABN 31 091 148 837), its personnel, agents and officials.
  11.2   In these conditions of entry, the term "Related Body Corporate" and the term "Related Bodies Corporate" have the meanings attributed to those terms by the Corporations Act 2001.