The Symposium 2022

The Thirteenth Australian Protection Symposium will take place on the 6th – 7th of September 2022 at Novotel Melbourne on Collins in Melbourne, Australia.

For the first time in four years, we are back in person! Join us as 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.

Please stay tuned as more details are to come and we look forward to welcoming you in person and  virtually to the 2022 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 fourteen 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.