Technical Conferences

High Voltage Conference - Melbourne, Australia

ANNOUNCEMENT: This conference has moved to new dates of 28th & 29th September 2022 in Melbourne

This conference has been created for those working with high voltage systems in the mining, industrial plants, oil and gas utilities industries. The event will focus on earthing, design, testing, installation and maintenance topics. The high voltage installation can range from a substation, auxiliary systems, interconnecting cables/lines and naturally the user's facilities such as a plant, factory, office facility and mine site. Equipment includes switchgear, transformers, converters, cables, lines, batteries, earthing systems, capacitors, reactors, buildings and structures. 

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Palmer, Safearth


  • Managing Director at Safearth, Australia's leading earthing specialists
  • Committee Member for IEEE Std80 and Std8
  • Convener of the International CIGRE Working Group B3.54
  • Secretary of the CIGRE & CIRED Joint Working Group B3.35 who produced TB 749

Conference topics include:

  • International Update - An update on Grounding Design and Testing Standards Directions and Changes around the World

  • Case Studies: Defects identified within high voltage switchgear and cables via online Patrial Discharge testing

  • Maximising the Success of Predictive High Voltage Maintenance

  • Partial Discharge Testing on Rotatory Machines

  • Life Management of Power Transformers – Synthetic Ester Retro-filling

  • Wow, I Got To Audit a Wind Farm

  • Off and ON-line Acceptance Testing and Diagnostic testing of Distribution Cables

  • Practical Case Study: Waverley Park 220kV Transmission Line

  • Arc Flash Hazards in HV Contexts

  • Layers of Protection Analysis (LOPA) – ElectraNet Case Study

  • Analysis of Earthing Grids in Multilayer Soils at High Frequencies

  • Workshop: Earthing obligations under AS2067 have changed: What has changed, why, and what do you need to do next


Download the full event brochure to see all topic and speakers here.


Registration Types

Early Bird: We are offering a 10% off early bird discount until 15 August 2022

Group Special: We offer a 3 tickets for the price of two group special. The early bird also applies to this before 15 August 2022. If you choose this ticket type, please ensure you email the names of all group attendees to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you experience any difficulties, please email [email protected] or call 1300 138 522. 


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Sponsorship Opportunities: 

There is still sponsorship opportunities available for this conference. If you are interested please get in touch with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus. All sponsorship placements come with an exhibition stand space at our two day conference.

Certificates of Attendance

All delegates who attend the two day conference are eligible to receive a certificate of attendance. Please let us know at the event if you would like this emailed to you post conference.

Event Properties

Event Date 28/09/2022
Event End Date 29/09/2022
Cut off date 21/09/2022
Location Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Attachment HighVoltageConferenceBrochureAdelaide.pdf


Stephen Palmer

Managing Director at Safearth

Brad Monaghan

Head of Services, Senior Technician, EA Technology

Jackson Hill

Director and Principal Engineer, Live HV

Vikas Bhandari

Electrical Engineer, Machinemonitor Pty Ltd

Phil Reilly

Cargill Bioindustrial

Andrew Maunder

Managing Director, Safetylec Management Solutions

Karl Haubner

Applications Engineer, High Voltage Test Application Specialist, Asia Pacific, Doble Engineering Company

Professor Akhtar Kalam

Discipline Group Leader of Electrical Engineering, Victoria University

Ryan Hudson

Principal, BSA Power System Engineering

Nikunkg Patel

Senior Electrical Engineer, ENERVEN

Ash Minhas

Packed Works Supervisor, ENERVEN

Jamie Howarth

General Manager, HVPD Australia

Jayson Patrick

Technical Director, Electrotechnik

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Price
Single Registration

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: Single Registration (valid to 17/02/2021)

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: 3 for 2 Group Ticket (valid to 17/02/21)

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Group Ticket: 3 for 2

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

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