Melbourne and Avalon, February 25-26, 2019

The AAUS “Exploring an Unmanned Future” conference will attract Unmanned System Industry, Defence & Academia from around the world to present, promote and discuss the future of unmanned technologies and in particular drones in Australia over the next 5 years.

It is an important strategic event held in association with the Australian International Airshow Aerospace and Defence Expo (Avalon 2019).

The themes will cover:

  • Where will the Australian Unmanned Systems industry be in 5 years’ time?
  • Addressing Roadblocks and Risks?
  • What are the Opportunities?
  • Enabling Technology
  • Australian Defence Force Programs Information Sessions (The ADF will conduct a capability and project briefing on LAND129Ph3 during the event).

AAUS events are focused on broadening professional relationships amongst members and key industry end users.

Our events are strongly supported by key Government and Industry players and there will be opportunities to meet with them during the conference and at the conference dinner.

Conference Program – Call For Papers

The format of the conference will include:

  • Conference presentations on the key themes
  • Panel discussion on the key themes
  • Defence Information sessions by ADF personnel
  • Short Technology pitches

We are now calling for parties interested in participating in any of the listed event formats.

Contact for futher details.



Monday February 25, 2019: The Victorian Arts Centre (Pavilion Room) at Southbank in Melbourne (100 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004)

Tuesday February 26, 2019: Conference Centre at the Australian International Airshow Aerospace & Defence Exposition, Avalon Airport



Conference Dinner

A conference dinner is available at additional cost and usually provides a great networking opportunity in a relaxed environment.

The AAUS conference dinner will be held on the evening of Monday February 25, 2019 at the Left Bank overlooking the Yarra River on Southbank.  It should be great fun.

Note: You can package the cost of the dinner with registration for your team under our sponsorship packages.




Early Bird  /  Standard

  • AAUS Member:                                     $495   /   $550
  • Defence & Government:                   $495   /   $550
  • Industry:                                                  $595   /   $660
  • Academia:                                               $315   /   $345
  • Conference Dinner option:               $90    /   $100

Pricing is Ex-GST. Early Bird Pricing available until December 14, 2018. Speakers and Sponsors are registered at no cost for the conference and conference dinner.  Registration includes access to industry days of Avalon 19 (Tues – Thurs).

Registration will be opening soon.



AAUS is a not for profit organisation that aims to promote the unmanned system industry through quality events at affordable prices.  This is only possible through the generous support we receive from our Sponsors at these events.

Flexible sponsorship packages are available to highlight your organisation and support the AAUS conference.

AAUS Exploring an Unmanned Future Sponsorship Packages

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