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The Safety in Action Conference

The Safety in Action Conference is a two-day, high profile conference for Safety leaders.

9–10 October 2018 | Sydney Showground

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The Safety in Action Conference is a two-day, high profile conference for Safety leaders. As the premier conference of the year, the Safety in Action Conference brings together Safety leaders in the health and safety profession, to encourage global involvement and networking across the two days. Over 700 delegates have attended the conference in the last two years to hear from regulators, thought-leaders and International keynotes who are making a difference in safety culture. This year’s program will explore key Health & Safety topics, by linking Safety Strategy, Leadership and Culture.

Running concurrently with the Workplace Wellness and Return to Work Conference, and in adjacent rooms, you will be able to switch sessions and plan a track to suit your requirements.

To receive updates on the conference, register your interest and we will notify you of updates as they happen.

Co-located with the three conferences is the Safety in Action Trade show, Australia’s leading occupational health and safety event. The Safety in Action Show is trade only event and is free to attend. Find out more here



Safety in Action Conference

  • Super Early bird rate $900 + GST – save up to $695 // Register by 31 March 2018
    Enter code P18K20SEB when registering
  • Early bird rate $1,395 + GST – save up to $200 // Register by 30 June 2018
  • Standard rate $1,595 + GST // From 1 July 2018


2017 Interviews

Co-Located Conferences

Presented by Safety in Action

With the three conferences running in adjacent rooms, you will be able to switch sessions and plan a track to suit your requirements.

The 3rd annual Workplace Wellness Conference

This year’s program will hear from industry leaders identifying strategies to enhance the mental and physical wellbeing and productivity of the Australian workforce. From state initiatives to stress management and promoting healthier lifestyles, this conference will focus on the best-practice case studies in Mental Health & Wellbeing. Find out more here

The Return to Work Conference

All employers are required under workplace health and safety laws to have in place policies and plans for the return to work of injured workers. The Return to Work Conference will look into the best practice strategies that support employees through the process of rehabilitation and manages their return to the workplace in a timely and safe manner. Find out more here

Safety in Action Tradeshow

The three conferences are held concurrently with the Safety in Action Show. The Safety in Action Tradeshow is Australia’s leading Occupational Health and Safety event dedicated to the safety, security and well-being of the Australian workforce. Thousands of OH&S professionals across the industry have visited Safety in Action to discover new solutions to help them achieve their goals in creating safer workplaces.

Engage in three dedicated safety zones, network with over 120 exhibitors, learn from industry experts during free safety seminars, source the latest innovative products and services and get involved in the interactive opportunities the Show has to offer. A must-attend for every OH&S professional. Safety in Action is trade only event and is free to attend. For more information, visit the Safety in Action Show website. For more information, visit the Safety in Action Show website.

Watch the 2017 Highlights Video

Supporting Partner


Professor Patrick Hudson

Delft University

Candace Carnahan

Safety Motivational Speaker

Kurt Warren

Head of HSE - Southern Region, Laing O'Rourke

Jason Clark

Associate Director, Worklogic

Paul Fowler

Director- Enforcement Group, Worksafe Victoria

Richard Coleman

CEO, The Interchange

Kurt Spanswick

Coordinator of Health, Safety and Wellbeing, Barwon Water | NSCA Best Safety Leadership Program 2016

Jodie Deakes

Director of Operational Capability, SafeWork NSW

John Cvetko

National Business Account Manager, Gallagher Bassett

Luke Byrnes

SHE Manager & Ergonomics Lead, Nestle

Michelle Oberg

Academic, Griffith University

Naomi Kemp

OHS Advisor (HSW Strategy & Leadership) and Founder of Safe Expectations, Queensland University

Rob Sheers

Vice President, Executive Consultant, Asia Pacific, DEKRA Insight

Stephen Young

Post Graduate Program Coordinator for VIOSH, Federation University

Steve Bell

Partner: OSH, Herbert Smith Freehills

Wayne Richards

General Manager Group Health & Safety, Quality & Environment, Transdev

Alena Titterton

Partner, Clyde & Co.

Catherine Kennedy

Mental Health Service Project Lead, Chartered Accountants, ANZ

Fiona Murfitt

Group HSSE Manager, Viva Energy Australia

Dr Kirsty McCulloch

Principal Consultant, Human Systems Group

Katrina Gray

Research Candidate, Griffith University

Alistair Schuback

Safety Culture, Specialist Aframes Safety

David Cant

Director & Principal Consultant at DC Safety Consultancy Services Pty Ltd

Ian Sutcliffe

Manager Return to Work Inspectorate, WorkSafe Victoria

Alison Gembarovski

Principal Ergonomist, WorkSafe Victoria

Atticus Maddox

Doctoral Candidate, The University of Sydney

Grant Porter

General Manager,

Leonie Terhorst

Human Risk-Senior Analyst, Jemena

Kelly Lovely

Health, Safety & Environment Specialist, Non Executive Director, KRLM

Christian Frost

Head of Workplace Health & Safety, Newscorp; Australia NSCA winners of Best Continuous Improvement of WHS Management 2016

Peter Diaz

CEO, Workplace Mental Health Institute

Tony McManus

Community Ambassador, R U OK?

David Ninnes

Group Head Health, Safety & Wellbeing, Westpac

Lucinda Brogden

Commissioner, National Mental Health Commission

Ashleigh Smith

Leadership, Team & Culture Development, Human Synergistics Australia

Sherill Lepp

Future Systems Safety, Project Controls Directorate, Department of Defence

Christine Edwards

HSE Strategy & Systems, Endeavour Energy

Joachim Geussens

Associate Director - WHSE, The Macquarie Group

Ted Dohrmann

Managing Director, Dohrmann Consulting

David Byrum

General Manager, Human Synergistics Australia

when & where

09 - 10 Oct 2018

Sydney Showground
1 Showground Road
Sydney Olympic Park
NSW 2127


Still have a question?

Leah Dansie
Conference Producer
02 9080 4109

Josko Kazija
Sponsorship Manager
02 9080 4143

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