Keeping you safe and secure at IMARC 2023

Australia’s largest mining event, attracting widespread media and community attention

As you know, IMARC is Australia’s largest mining event, attracting widespread media and community attention.

It also attracts some groups in the community who take the opportunity to express their views on our industry through public gatherings and protest activity.

We respect the right of people to express their views peacefully and respectfully and we welcome open and transparent debate about the future of our industry. 

But we need to recognise and plan for the fact that there may be a level of community activity around the Darling Harbour precinct that seeks to disrupt or otherwise draw attention to the event.

We are working with the International Convention Centre, NSW Police, and a number of security agencies to ensure we provide a safe and peaceful environment and minimise disruption to your arrival at the event. 

Appropriate security measures will be in place to ensure your arrival and event attendance is safe and secure. 

Registered attendees should refer to their email for detailed arrival instructions within your registration packs. To ensure you are prepared and assist with an efficient entry to the event attendees should plan to arrive early, allowing at least 45 minutes to get through security and registration. 

There are a number of steps you can take to minimise your exposure to protest action.

  • DO NOT wear your name badge until you reach the front entrance of the IMARC Expo floor. 
  • Try to avoid wearing any distinguishing items that will link you to the event, such as logos.
  • If you are offered any protest handouts, please accept and DO NOT dispose of them until you are out of sight. 
  • Do NOT engage or debate or respond to invitations to converse with members of the public on your way to and from the event.
  • DO report any aggressive or threatening behaviour immediately to the many police that will be present of to the IMARC team.
  • If you feel uncertain or threatened in any way, please approach the nearest uniformed officer to request assistance to access the event. They are there to help.
  • If travelling with your own security staff, ensure you have liaised with the event security team ahead of your arrival.

Please be alert, but not alarmed. Your safety and security is our number one priority, and we look forward to welcoming you to IMARC in Sydney.

For further information and the latest advice please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page

If you have any questions, please email   

The health and safety of our colleagues and all our attendees remains our number one priority at Beacon Events. For more information, please click here to see our health and safety protocols.