Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference 2014

The Attorney-General's Department will host the fourth Critical Infrastructure Resilience (CIR) Conference in Melbourne on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 May 2014.

As an initiative under the Australian Government's CIR Strategy, the CIR Conference aims to help develop and maintain an effective business government partnership with owners and operators, and enhance the resilience of Australia's critical infrastructure.

The 2014 conference, themed CIR: the human dimension will explore:

  • effective communications
  • crisis leadership
  • organisational culture and staff management
  • personnel security
  • trusted insider threats.

Registration is open to all interested parties and closes on Friday 9 May 2014.

For more information or to join the mailing list for updates, contact us at:

CIR Conference Team
Call: 02 6141 2944.

Protective Security Training College

The Protective Security Training College (PSTC) is the Australian Government's provider of protective security training to government agencies and contractors. PSTC provides a range of education, accredited training and assessment and professional development information for staff required to manage and implement government security policy as outlined in the Australian Government Protective Security Policy Framework. Security training programs contribute to a number of career pathways, including:

  • protective security
  • personnel security (vetting)
  • security risk management
  • protective security
  • government investigation
  • specialist security practitioners, including physical security, ICT security.

Participation in PSTC courses is on a fee for service basis. Training programs can be tailored to meet specific requirements. Training is available to employees of:

  • Australian Government agencies
  • state or territory government agencies
  • local government agencies
  • contractors to government, or
  • organisations that make up Australia's national critical infrastructure.

Visit the Protective Security Training Centre page on the Attorney-General's Department website for further information.

Australian Emergency Management Institute

The Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) is a centre of excellence for knowledge and skills development in the national emergency management sector. AEMI provides a range of education, training, professional development, information, research and community awareness services to the nation.

Participation on all AEMI courses is open to the private sector on a fee for service basis.

Visit the Australian Emergency Management Institute website for further information.

Past events

Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference 2013

Attorney-General Mark Dreyfus QC officially opened the Critical Infrastructure Resilience Conference in Melbourne on 18 April 2013. Mr Dreyfus welcomed more than 100 industry and government delegates to the event.

The conference, now in its third year, explored the theme CIR: a smart investment, which probed the value proposition of resilience from several different perspectives. The conference is an important event in the business-government partnership for critical infrastructure. This partnership forms the foundation of the government's efforts to ensure the continuity of essential services to the community in the face of all hazards.

Attendees provided positive feedback about the event, which provided educational and networking opportunities for delegates. Some presentations delivered at the conference are available on request by emailing