Where and when is the event being held?
The Security Exhibition & Conference is being held at the Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Dates and times:
Wednesday 25 July: 9:30am – 5pm
Thursday 26 July: 9:30am – 5pm
Friday 27 July: 9:30am – 3:30pm
How do I register?
The easiest way to attend the Security Exhibition is to pre-register online, it saves you time and hassle on the day. Registration will open early 2018.
How can I book tickets to the conference or networking events?
Security includes the ASIAL Conference and Gala Dinner held in conjunction with the Australian Security Industry Association Limited. Attendance is restricted to professionals from the security industry who have registered for the exhibition. Registration fees apply. The program of events will be available early 2018.
Who can attend?
The Security Exhibition & Conference is a strictly trade only event, welcoming professionals working in the security industry. Security is a business event, therefore we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. Due to OH&S, prams, strollers and trolleys are strictly not permitted at the event. Proof of industry involvement may be requested at the registration counters or the entrance. We suggest you bring along a business card, invoice or company documentation along with personal identification such as a drivers licence or passport. Students enrolled in a relevant course at a tertiary level may attend the show if they have the appropriate student identity card.
Can children attend?
The Security Exhibition & Conference is a business event, therefore we ask visitors not to bring anyone under the age of 15 to the show. Due to OH&S, prams, strollers and trolleys are strictly not permitted at the event. Under no circumstances are any children permitted into the exhibition halls during move in and move out of the show.
How do I get to the event?
The Security Exhibition & Conference is easy to access by walking or transport options including road, light rail, train and ferry. For more information visit the MCEC website.
Is there car parking available?
At the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre 1,060 undercover parking spaces available, managed by Wilson Parking. Entrance and exit off Normanby Road with a height restriction of 2.2 metres. Open 24 hours, seven days a week.
Car park update
Construction of Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) new multi-purpose building is currently underway alongside Convention Centre Place, opposite South Wharf DFO and Pan Pacific Melbourne.
What accommodation is available?
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC) is the only centre in Australia to offer on-site accommodation, with the five-star Pan Pacific Melbourne directly connected via a private internal walkway.
There’s also a huge variety of accommodation close to MCEC. In fact there’s up to 6000 rooms within walking distance. To view the options, please visit the MCEC website.
Can international visitors attend?
If you are from overseas and planning to visit the Security Exhibition & Conference you will need to apply for a business visa. The passport which you hold will determine whether you can apply online, or if you need to lodge a paper-based application. Click here for more information.
Applications need to be made well in advance at the Australian Embassy in your country or in some cases can be made online. For more information about visa requirement visit the Australian Government Immigration, click here. Please note that the Organisers DO NOT provide visa invitation letters to international visitors.
I'm an exhibitor, how do I get a visa?
Exhibitors who have a confirmed stand and have paid in full, please view the Online Exhibitor Manual. Applications must be made in advance at least 8 weeks prior to the event.