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Australia's largest security awards are back

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Women in Security Awards® brings together the security industry to celebrate and elevate the profile of the Australian IT Security, Cyber, and Protective Security sectors. This event serves as a beacon of inspiration, encouraging young women, men, and non-binary individuals to explore rewarding careers in this dynamic field.

By recognising and honoring the achievements, value, and contributions of individuals within the Australian market, we aim to provide the acknowledgment they rightfully deserve. Our goal is to spotlight these outstanding professionals, making them sources of inspiration for others to witness and emulate.

Source2Create Pty Ltd proudly takes the lead as the Producer and Organiser of the Australian Women in Security Awards®, committed to fostering a diverse and vibrant future for the security industry.

Count Every Second Until the 2024 Event

The 2024 Australian Women in Security Awards will embrace a captivating theme this year. Join us for a night of elegance and intrigue.


Join us for a night of celebration at the prestigious Australian Women in Security Awards® Gala Presentation Dinner, now in its 6th year. With finalists from across Australia and esteemed leaders from the security industry in attendance, this evening promises to be a prime networking opportunity, making it a must-attend event for anyone involved in the security sector.

On behalf of Source2Create and our valued sponsors, we extend a warm invitation for you to be part of this memorable occasion. The Gala Presentation Dinner, scheduled to take place at The Star in Sydney, offers a unique chance to witness and applaud the winners of 2024.

This event is not to be missed! Your ticket includes;

  • access to the awards
  • a delectable three-course meal accompanied by beverages
  • captivating evening entertainment
  • and exclusive entry to the Afterparty

We eagerly anticipate your attendance on this thrilling night as we come together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of our outstanding security professionals. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of this unforgettable experience.

[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

General Admission

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  • Entertainment
[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

Early Bird Admission- Available Nov2023 to Jan 2024

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[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]

Active Duty or Veteran

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[Gala Dinner Awards Ceremony]


  • Choose your seat
  • 3 course meal 
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
Our Awards
Gala Dinner

Today, what started as a small conference has turned into the unmissable rendez-vous for the security industry.

Awards Day
October 10th, 2024
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Cocktail Networking Hour
Catch up and network with your fellow security peers
6:00pm -8:00pm
Awards Ceremony
MC will commence proceedings.
Welcome to Country
Awards Ceremony Commences
Best volunteer
The One to Watch in Protective Security
Best Secure Coder
Best Program for Young Individuals in Security
Best Security Student
Dinner Served & Brief intermission
8:00 - 9:00pm
Awards ceremony
Most Innovative Educator in Cybersecurity
Champion of Change
Unsung Hero
Best Industry Initiative that Supports Diversity, Inclusion and Equality
Best Innovative Business “reshaping the future” of the Security Industry
Dessert Served
9:00pm - 10:00pm
Awards Ceremony
Best Place to Work in Security
Protective Security Champion
Converged Security Resilience Champion
Best Security Mentor
Cyber Security Champion
Australia’s Most Outstanding in the Protective Security Industry
Australia’s Most Outstanding in IT Security
MC will close proceedings. Afterparty begins!
[Our Judges]
Who's Judging?

Matt Tett

[Managing Director of Enex TestLab, Owner DOTM Club]

John Taylor

[Group Executive - Technology & Security (CIO), MedHealth]

David Gee

[Global Head Technology, Cyber & Data Risk at Macquarie Group]

Carla Coslovich

[Executive General Manager - Security at Crown Melbourne]

Maxine Harrison

[CISO from Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action]

Audrey Hanson

[Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) at BlueScope]

Duncan Alderson

[Director - Cyber Security & Digital Trust at PwC Australia]

Jacinta Carroll

[Senior security, defence and public policy advisor, consultant and researcher.]

Tannya Follington

[Director Cyber Security & Digital Trust at PwC Australia]

Tom Gregory

[Head of Critical Protective Controls at Westpac Group]

Timothy McKay

[CEO & Founder at OK RDY]

Kylie McDevitt

[CEO of InfoSect]

Elrich Engel

Duné Sookloll

[Cyber & Information Security Officer at Horizon Power]

Kay Messina

[Senior Cyber Security Engineer at Sydney Airport]

Danielle Pentony

[Director of Cyber Security Operations at Australian Digital Health Agency]

Celeste Lowe

[GM Cyber Security at Ventia]

Laura Lees

[Senior ISO Personal Banking and Wealth Management APAC & EMEA (GISO), Citi]

Lisa Nunn

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