Space Industry Association of Australia

The Space Industry Association of Australia (SIAA) is the national peak body for the space industry in Australia. SIAA and its member companies work closely with Australian governments, international partners, academia, and industry to advance Australia’s space industry and economy.

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Event Details

Southern Space brings together space industry experts and decision-makers from across Australia. The event will connect the space industry together with government and parliament for two days to help shape the future agenda of Australian space.

This year, Southern Space will include a range of industry leaders from across the Australian space industry.

Registrations are available to both members and non-members of SIAA.

SIAA has been at the forefront of developing Australia's space industry for three decades. Today, SIAA's mission is to empower our industry to build a professional, sovereign, and sustainable national space economy. SIAA is focused on facilitating greater business exchange opportunities for our industry, acting as a representative voice for industry interests in Australia and internationally, and building the next generation of Australia's space workforce.

If you have any questions, please contact SIAA at


  • October 17, 2023

  • October 18, 2023

October 17, 2023

Main Schedule

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Registrations Open
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Southern Space Opening and Acknowledgement of Country
James Brown (CEO of Space Industry Association of Australia)
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM
Keynote Address: Lieutenant General John Frewen
Lieutenant General John Frewen (Chief of Joint Capabilities)
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Keynote Address H E Mark Glauser - High Commisioner for Canada
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Morning Tea
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Keynote Address: Enrico Palermo
Enrico Palermo (Head at Australian Space Agency)
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Panel: Lunar Trailblazer Update
Ben Sorensen (Director Innovation & Commercialisation of EPE)
Joseph Kenrick (Program Manager at Lunar Outpost Oceania)
Catherine Grace (Director Space of SASIC)
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Panel: Status of the Launch Market in Australia and New Zealand
Rebecca Darcey (COO / CFO at Southern Launch)
Ben Tett (GM Operations & Launch at ELA)
Chris De Luis (Office of the Space Regulator at Australian Space Agency)
Malcolm Davis (Senior Analyst in Defence Strategy and Capability at The Australian Strategic Policy Institute)
Imogen Rea (Neutron Systems Engineer at Rocket Lab)
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Keynote: Collins Aerospace
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Panel: Leveraging Australia’s Capability Advantages in a Resilient Space Architecture
AVM Catherine Roberts (AVM/ Head of Space Command at Space Command)
Prof Emily Hilder (Head of ASCA at ASCA)
David Ball (Regional Director ANZ Lockheed Martin Space of Lockheed Martin Australia)
AVM (Rtd) Mark Skidmore (Skykraft)
James Brown (CEO of Space Industry Association of Australia)
4:30 PM - 4:35 PM
Day 1 Close

SIAA Corporate Member Ticket

SIAA Corporate Member Tickets (x 3 Max Free)
(All registrations are verified after lodgement)

Member PriceComplimentary

Non-Member Ticket

Standard Ticket for SIAA's Southern Space Symposium 2-Day Event.

Price excludes 10% GST.

Public PriceA$925

SIAA Individual Member Ticket

Individual Member Ticket for SIAA's Southern Space Symposium 2-Day Event.
(All registrations are verified after lodgement)

Price excludes 10% GST.

Member PriceA$650

SIAA Foundation Member Ticket

SIAA Foundation Member Tickets (x 8 Max Free)
(All registrations are verified after lodgement)

Member PriceComplimentary



Hotel Realm
National Circuit 18
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Contact us

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Southern Space 2022

Southern Space 2022 at the Hotel Realm was hugely successful, bringing together over 300 delegates to hear talks from over X Space Industry leaders across two action-packed days. See some photos below from last year's Southern Space or watch Day 1 recordings here and Day 2 recording here.

Keynote and Panel Highlights

Parliamentary Friends of Space event