Military-Civilian Health Security Summit 2024

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The U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, Australian Defence Force, and the Defence Threat Reduction Agency will jointly host the third Military-Civilian Health Security Summit, which will take place in Sydney Australia, and will be in conjunction to the third Global Health Security Conference (18-21 June 2024) at the Sydney International Convention & Exhibition Centre.

This MCHSS will consist of keynote speeches, panel presentations and breakout discussion, combined with workshops designed to facilitate future opportunity for multilateral and multi-sectoral engagement among regional partners on health security. The event will focus on multilateral civilian, defense, and security partnerships in health security, with a special focus on military-civilian technical coordination and collaboration for global health security.

WHERE: International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney, Australia 
WHEN: 16 – 17 June 2024

This event is invitation-only, however, if you’d like to register your interest as an observer, please register by clicking on the button below. 

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As one of Australia’s most dynamic and atmospheric cities, Sydney is a wonderful place to visit. 

Conveniently positioned near Central Station, Mercure Sydney provides easy access to a plethora of dining, shopping, and entertainment options in adjacent neighborhoods like Surry Hills, Broadway, and Chippendale. Additionally, its proximity to various transportation modes such as buses, trains, and light rail facilitates convenient exploration of iconic landmarks such as Bondi Beach, the Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge, and Darling Harbour.

A leisurely 15-minute stroll or a brief 4-minute car ride will effortlessly take you to the International Convention Centre, conveniently reachable by taxi or train.

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The committee has secured accommodation for MCHSS delegates at a discounted rate. If you’d like to secure your accommodation, please click on the button below.


The MCHSS 2024 Final Program is available.

Please note the MCHSS 2024 Program is subject to change at the MCHSS Committee’s discretion.

Australian Civil-Military Centre Focus Groups

The Australian Civil-Military Centre and the Centre for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies are conducting focus groups into research project ‘Practical considerations for the use of militaries during public health emergencies, and outbreaks’.

The outcome of this work will result in a policy addition to UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs refresh of the Oslo Guidelines on the Use of Military and Civil Defence Assets in Disaster Relief and an operational chapter in the UN Civil-Military Coordination Field Handbook.

WHERE: International Convention Centre (ICC), Sydney, Australia 
Day One: 16:30-18:30 Australian Civil-Military Centre Focus Group One and 18:30-19:30 Networking Drinks 
Day Two: 16:30-18:30 Australian Civil-Military Centre Focus Group Two

We welcome all MCHSS representatives to attend. Please be in touch to register attendance at your preferred focus group, either the 16th or 17th of June 2024 to Dr Natalie McLean, by 14 June 2024.
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All visitors to Australia are required to hold a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. In order to visit Australia for MCHSS and GHS2024 there are a number of different visa options available to you. The appropriate visa will depend, amongst other things, on your purpose for visiting Australia. We recommend you apply at least a month in advance just in case the approval process is delayed. 

MCHSS and conference delegates are eligible to request letters once their registration is finalised. 

To explore different visa types, please visit our website for more information. 

Sydney is a stunning and vibrant city bordered by the famous Sydney Harbour, pristine beaches and spectacular national parks. The city offers a buzzing art and music scene, along with some of the best restaurants, bars, and cafes in the world. With such a diverse culture, Sydney is the perfect destination to explore!

Check out some of the top attractions which include climbing to the top of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, visiting the historic Rocks area or taking a surfing lesson at Bondi Beach, famous for its turquoise waters and golden sand. There’s so much to see and do you will never be bored!


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