CANCELLED - Navy Engineering Conference 2020 - Sydney

30 April 2020 to 1 May 2020

30 April: 0830-1600, Networking 1600–1800; 1 May: 0830-1330

ICC Exhibition Centre, 14 Darling Drive, Sydney NSW. Meeting Room C4.5



After careful consideration of the concerns around the COVID-19 virus, the Director General Engineering Navy has made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Navy Engineering Conference for both Sydney and Rockingham scheduled for 30 April-1 May and 18 June.

At the end of the day Navy Engineering's primary consideration is to the health and safety of everyone within our community. With the growing concerns about the dangers of COVID-19 and the bans around large gatherings as well as staff travel bans we can't guarantee the high-quality event we strive to provide you each year.

We are disappointed we have had to make this decision because of this unprecedented global situation but the Director General Engineering Navy feels this is the best decision for our community based on the information we have today.

We will explore options to reschedule this event later in the year if circumstances allow, however details of this will follow if the situation eases going forward.




The Director General Engineering Navy is hosting the annual Navy Engineering Conference in April/May and June 2020.

The Navy Engineering Conference is open to all RAN APS levels and uniform ranks as well as our industry partners and the greater Defence environment.

To assist participation, this year the event will again be held in two locations; 30 April to 1 May 2020 at the ICC Exhibition Centre in Sydney, NSW and 18 June 2020 at the Gary Holland Community Centre, Rockingham, WA.

This web page details the Sydney, NSW event on 30 April to 1 May 2020.


This year’s focus will be around continuous shipbuilding, and what this means for Navy Engineering.

These events will provide an opportunity for the naval engineering and technical community to hear and discuss current thoughts and ways in which we are working towards future Navy’s shipbuilding requirements.

Conference Details


The Navy Engineering Conference details:

Conference Program

The program will consist of a range of presentations from Navy engineering and industry experts which will include interactive forums and panel discussions (further details will follow).

The full conference program is still being finalised and will be available as soon as possible.


Commanders, supervisors and industry managers are requested to support this initiative with the release of engineering and technical staff within their commands. Business units are responsible for all travel requirements.


Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided for day 1 and morning tea and lunch for day 2.

There will be a small networking function on the completion of day 1 for those who would like to attend. Please ensure you register separately for this event for catering purposes.


Please register your attendance for the conference here

Please note that places are limited and once they have been exceeded you will be added to a waitlist and notified accordingly if a place becomes available.


ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre

Darling Harbour, NSW

ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre location map
ICC Sydney Exhibition Centre location map. Click to expand.

For further information on getting there and parking please see

Further Information

For further information pertaining to the 2020 Naval Engineering Conference, please contact Ms Rachael Reynolds by email at

  • Location/Venue: ICC Exhibition Centre, Sydney NSW. Meeting Room C4.5
  • Date: 30 April – 1 May 2020
  • Time: 30 April: 0830-1600, Networking 1600–1800; 1 May: 0830-1330
  • Dress: Business Attire