Technical Conferences

Hybrid Event: High Voltage Conference - Adelaide, Australia & Virtual Event

ANNOUNCEMENT: This conference is now a Hybrid event, with both in person AND virtual tickets available - attend this event online from anywhere in the world!

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 facilitiy 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: Coming soon.


Registration Types

All in person registrations will receive access to our virtual delegate platform which includes: - Live stream access - Conference materials - Recordings of all sessions (available to watch post event for up to 12 months) - Chat room amongst other delegates (both virtual and in person attendees) - Access to presenter and sponsor profiles and contact information - Live Q&A facility - Live polling and feedback survey

Early Bird: We are offering a 10% off early bird discount until October 19th 2021

Group Special: We offer a 3 tickets for the price of two group special. The early bird also applies to this before 19 October. 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.

Online/Virtual Tickets: Virtual tickets are available for those that cannot attend this event in person, this ticket type will include access to our Delegate Platform which has not only the live stream access but an interactive agenda, presenter profiles and contact info, Q&A, sponsors information pages, access to the conference materials and an online chat facility to chat and network amongst all the other delegates (including the in person attendees).

If you experience any difficulties, please email conferences@idc-online or call 1300 138 522. 


This Event is Proudly Sponsored By:


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Education Partner:


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 16/11/2021
Event End Date 17/11/2021
Cut off date 11/11/2021
Individual Price Hybrid Event: Virtual tickets also available
Fixed group price $3,590.00
Location Adelaide, Australia
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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


Tom Cronan

Oil Services Co-Ordinator, Ampcontrol

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 19/10/21)

Two day, in person conference ticket

Early Bird: 3 for 2 Group Ticket (valid to 19/10/21)

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Group Ticket: 3 for 2

Two day, in person conference tickets for 3 guests.

Online/Virtual Registration

Two day, virtual conference ticket (live video link sent to you along with conference materials)

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