Safeguarding Australia is Australia’s premier national security conference.


9th – 10th May 2018, Canberra

In an increasingly volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, the increase and damage from terrorist attacks, growth of cyber-enabled espionage, criminality and the increasing concerns about foreign interference create a threat environment which calls for coordinated and rapid, inter-agency responses to meet the risks to the public.

This year’s summit will address contemporary developments of inter-agency operations and focus on the synergies that can be created through developing an integrated strategic focus. In particular, the summit will look at bridging the gaps between government, agencies and private enterprise for sharing of information/intelligence, policy, tactics and capability.    


Featured Speakers



Identifying the barriers to Interagency Operations

Paving the way to achieve operational cohesion

Understanding the true security/threat environment

 Posturing to meet the threat domestically and internationally

Building a structure for safeguarding Australia’s future

Countering espionage and clandestine foreign interference

Information sharing for collegiate interagency operations

Cybersecurity engagement nationally and internationally

Important dates

Early Bird Registration Opens
11th October 2017

Early Bird Registration Closes
9 February 2018

General Registration Opens
10 February 2018

General Registration Closes
10th May 2018


  • Great conference. Good variety of speakers and novel panel sessions, discussing emerging areas that often don’t get air-time at security conferences
    — Department of Defence, 2017
  • A detailed and well-resourced summit. The speakers and subject matter expert were excellent and presentations were highly informative and well prepared. Thoroughly enjoyed my first Safeguarding Australia event and look forward to attending in future again.
    — Wilson Security, 2017
  • The conference provided sessions that were highly relevant to the current security environment. Excellent opportunity for networking.
    — Department of Transport and Main Roads, 2017
  • A very informative and useful conference. As a Defence employee, I am somewhat isolated from civilian perspectives. The conference provided an excellent opportunity to hear the issues and potential solutions being examined in the civil sector.
    — Department of Defence, 2016
  • A thoroughly enjoyable conference!
    — Crime and Corruption Commission of QLD, 2016
  • Panel discussion particularly engaging.
    — Australian Border Force, 2016
  • I really enjoyed this year, my first time at the conference and will come again and thank you for the half discounted rate for university students.
    — Macquarie University, 2015
  • Great conference, thank you, excellent speakers, very nice venue.
    — Thales, 2015