Social events


Wednesday evening:

Welcome Reception – Beers of the World

Beer is the number one drink for AusCERT attendees. We have a group of sponsors who will be serving a variety of international beers directly from their booths.

Come along on the Wednesday event to kick off AusCERT 2019 with Beers of the World. The welcome reception will start at 5 pm and conclude at 7 pm. You’ll have enough time to catch up with old and new friends after the welcome reception, take a client out to dinner, enjoy the nightlife of Surfers Paradise or Broadbeach or simply kick back in your room.

Ps. We will also be offering a range of kombucha, juices and fancy soft drinks throughout the course of this evening – there will be something for everyone!


Thursday evening:

Gala Dinner


The Gala Dinner includes pre-drinks and canapés, a three-course meal and drinks, exciting entertainment and the AusCERT Awards on Thursday 30th May.

Join us in the Ballroom of the Surfers Paradise Marriott for a spectacular night. This is a great opportunity to network with key clients and new contacts you’ve made throughout the conference. Entry to the AusCERT2019 Gala Dinner and Awards is included in the delegate registration fees.

Sponsors may purchase a reserved table at the Gala Dinner. The theme for this year is Legend of the Gala and delegates are encouraged to dress up according to this theme which is derived from the ever popular Legend of Zelda video game franchise. Gala dinner video can be found HERE


Context Information Security PWNtoDrone CTF

We are very excited to announce that Context will be hosting a PWNtoDrone CTF on the 30th – 31st May (CTF hosts: Connor Scott and Gerard Kelso).

The objective of the challenge is to allow participants to try their skills in a controlled/semi-representative ICS controller system, which includes a fully functioning SCADA network; including controllable traffic lights, smart meters, pumped water storage and simulated smoke and fire effects. Once players have compromised the network from the IT DMZ, propagating through to the OT2 network it is possible to compromise and capture the drone from the Modbus controlled drone hangar. There will be challenges for all levels of ability.

Be sure to visit us at booth #S10 to have a chat with our team and pick up some great giveaways!