High Voltage Conference - Melbourne, Australia

 Introduction to High Voltage

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. 

The conference will cover the AS 2067: 2016 HV standard which provides minimum requirements for the design and installation of high voltages above 1kV (ac) so as to provide safe functioning in operation. In addition to HV design and installation, HV maintenance is a challenging undertaking and the Australian industry needs to have the sustainability and reliability of ageing HV equipment at the forefront of their minds when planning and designing their upcoming projects. The conference will discuss problems that arise from HV equipment maintenance and how industry can overcome these issues through well planned maintenance programs, adherance to standards/regulations and forward thinking.

Keynote Speaker: Stephen Palmer, Safearth


  • Managing Director at Safearth
  • Originally Australia's leading earthing specialists, but now a true international business
  • Committee Member for IEEE Std80, Std81, Std 837, Std 998, Std 1268 & Std 1246
  • Convener of the International CIGRE Working Group B3.54
  • Secretary of the CIGRE & CIRED Joint Working Group B3.35 who produced TB 749

Conference presentations & 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 Partial Discharge testing

  • Maximising the Success of Predictive High Voltage Maintenance

  • Transformers - Natural Ester-Retro-filling, Oil testing & Management
  • 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

  • Implementing partial discharge testing & monitoring technology: Real world case studies
  • 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 topics and speakers here.


Registration Types

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

Group Special - 3 for 2: 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. or call 1300 138 522. 

Dates: Wednesday 28th & Thursday 29th September 2022

Time: Registration is at 8:00am followed by an 8:25am start

Inclusions: Full day catering (both days), networking drinks at the end of day one, delegate welcome bag and conference manual with papers & presentations. 

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Sponsorship Opportunities

There is still sponsorship opportunities available for this conference. If you are interested please get in touch with [email protected] for a copy of the sponsorship prospectus. All sponsorship placements come with an exhibition stand space at our two day conference.

Certificate 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 Details

Event Date 28/09/2022
Event End Date 29/09/2022
Cut off date 28/09/2022
Individual Price $1,000.00
Fixed group price $2,000.00
Location Crowne Plaza Melbourne
Attachment HighVoltageConferenceBrochureMelbourne2022.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

We are no longer accepting registration for this event