The Symposium 2020

The twelfth Australian Protection Symposium will take place on the 19th – 20th of November 2020 Virtually on the Webex Platform, where first-hand experiences from Australia and around the globe will be shared through paper presentations, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions encouraging attendees to stay in tune with the latest solutions, innovations, successes, and challenges in our industry.


Due to the ongoing concern over the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the organising committee of the Australian Protection Symposium has taken the decision to postpone the event scheduled in march March, to 19th and 20th of November 2020

With the current status of the pandemic and liaising with the APS steering Committee, presenters, and other stakeholders, we have taken APS online to allow the possibility for you to attend from the comfort and safety of your home/office.
We will utilise different technologies to keep the event interactive.

Furthermore, to support the attendees in utilising this unique opportunity where travel will no longer be a limitation, the organizers have decided to waive the registration fee.

We look forward to welcoming you virtually to the 2020 APS.

Should you have any questions or require additional information at this time, please contact our event office on +61 3 9473 8400.

APS Organizing Committee



Snapshots from previous APS:

Since its inception Twelve years ago, the APS has been a truly successful forum. In earlier years, the Symposium toured major Australian cities with a number of expert speakers while also attracting knowledgeable local speakers in each location.  More recently, the Symposium has been held in Brisbane as a two day event with speakers and participants from energy companies, utilities, universities, manufacturers, consultants, service providers and standards committees as well as those generally involved and interested in the electrical industry, especially in the protection world.

The introduction of the IEC61850 communication standard has opened up another world of possibilities, but unanswered questions may lead to doubt and uncertainty. Also, ongoing changes in the electrical power industry caused by increased interest in renewable energy resources and the challenges of their integration, makes it essential for industry experts to share and discuss their approaches, experiences and solutions. Knowledge sharing on innovations and advancements in protection schemes, applicable standards and commissioning, testing and fault analysis, are important topics among others discussed at the APS.

The APS is not limited to sharing only Australian experiences. Past APS’s have featured presentations from the USA, Canada, Finland, Austria, Germany, New Zealand, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Korea and Singapore. These international contributions help to sharpen perspectives and raise new possibilities. The content of the APS is overseen by a steering committee of industry professionals from around Australia, each with an impressive record of experience in their field. Their expertise and collective industry insight ensures the program is of highest quality and covers topics of real interest in the field.

Feedback from previous events

Time allocated for presentations was perfect with great content.

Very good and well structured.  Was good to see participants and presenters from across the globe.

Great exposure to new information as well as valuable contacts as I grow my business.

Improvement in telecom technology is diminishing the boundary between protection and communication. Thanks for good forum of discussions.

Very good interaction among participants and the best part was the presence of Alex Apostolov – it added great value.

Very enjoyable 2 days. 20/10 format with 30 minute time slots was excellent, never got stuck in long winded presentations.

Very interactive and right balance between presentations, Q&A and breaks.

I found the topics of great interest and insight and felt as though my brain was crammed with a deluge of information. I would like to give my appreciation to all the speakers as well if possible and to thank them for their time and patience with some of my questions.