Safeskies was founded in late 1992 as a sub-committee of the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in Australia (CILTA). CILTA held the first Safeskies Australia conference in October 1993; and in 2001, Safeskies Australia was incorporated as a separate body.
The biennial Safeskies is now a well-established event on the aviation calendar, recognised as a significant aviation safety conference in Australasia and the southern hemisphere.
The 2019 Safeskies conference was the fourteenth conference in the series, held every two years in Australia’s national capital, Canberra. With the disruption caused to the aviation industry and events alike by the COVID-19 pandemic, the next Safeskies conference, due in 2021, is scheduled for early 2022.