Australian Association for Unmanned Systems

Drones in Civil Security Conference


AAUS is proud to be presenting the "Drones in Civil Security" conference at CIVSEC 2018.  The conference will address the utility of Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) and other unmanned and autonomous systems in the security domain, including regulatory and communications/cyber issues for operators.

Free of charge to attend, the Drones in Civil Security Conference is open to accredited registered professional visitors to CIVSEC 2018. (Places are limited and pre-registration is recommended with pre-registration being available from February 2018).


The conference will be held on May 3, 2018 during CIVSEC 2018 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

More information on CIVSEC 2018


  • Use of Drones for Border Protection, Policing, Emergency Response and Fire Fighting
  • Regulatory Considerations for Drone Operations used in National Interest
  • Security Threats and Use of Counter Drone Technology
  • Industry perspective and challenges
  • Emerging Technologies


We are now calling for papers to be submitted for presentations at the conference.  We require a short abstract on your presentation identifying the title, themes and presenters by February 2, 2018.


Details will be released soon. 

Speakers include:

  • Deputy Commissioner Shane Patton - Victoria Police
  • Luke Gumley - CASA
  • Julian Webber - Australian Federal Police
  • Ken Loving - General Atomics Aeronautical Systems
  • Richard Alder - National Aerial Firefighting Centre
  • Anthony Patterson - Cobham
  • Brooke Tapsell - Atlas GICS
  • Dean Dickson - EPE
  • John Morrison - Morrison Aerial Robotics
  • Phil  Lyons - Textron Systems Australia
  • Adam Welsh - DJI
  • Eddie Bennet - Westpac Little Ripper Lifesaver
  • Bernard Leong - Airbus Aerial Asia


Greg Tyrrell - AAUS Executive Director

Telephone 0458 850 202

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