Monday: 10 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Tuesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Great things can happen when creative, motivated and highly skilled people get together to share ideas, talk through challenges, and engage in friendly competition. That's the idea behind The HUB!

When you visit The HUB, you'll meet some of the best and brightest minds in the world of IT. There's no better place to meet with your peers. Explore the walk-in labs. Roam the DevNet Zone. Meet the Expert. Or challenge yourself with a game of Capture the Flag!

Opening Hours

Tuesday, December 5- 9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Wednesday, December 6 - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Thursday, December 7 - 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Friday, December 8 - 9:00 am - 1:30 pm

Capture the Flag

Challenge yourself with a game of Capture the Flag! Gain hands-on experience as you solve real lab challenges a variety of Cisco solutions. Collect points as you complete a game and earn a spot on the leaderboard.


Now you can earn Cisco Continuing Education Credits by Playing select Capture the Flag Missions at Cisco Live. Redeem them to renew your Cisco Certifications.


Award Ceremony Time

Thursday, December 7
4:00 pm - 4:30 pm


Top Winners of Capture the Flag will receive Commemorative Challenge Coins and will be recognized during the CTF Awards Ceremony on Thursday. Visit the CTF Booth for details.

Capture the Flag Technology Tracks

The following Technology Tracks are available to play for both onsite and online Capture the Flag games:

  • Enterprise Networking
    Explore the power of SD-Access, SD-WAN, Network Assurance and Automation, Cisco Spaces, ISE, BYoD, IPv6, and more in various real-life scenarios.

  • Security
    Explore both the Red Team Missions related to Network and Endpoint Penetration Testing, Threat Detection and Endpoint Forensics, Network Security, Threat Hunting, Zero Trust, SASE, and more using the Open Source and Cisco Security Toolset.

  • Data Center and Cloud
    Automate your on-prem compute, network, storage and container operations to make your own infrastructure operate like the cloud. Then streamline management, leverage Infrastructure as Code, and automate application resource optimization across your public and private infrastructure. Finally, complete the transformation by accelerating incident response and reducing time to resolution.

  • Meraki
    Explore the automation the cloud brings with the Cisco Meraki platform. Dig into reviewing deployments of Wi-Fi 6, secure SD-WAN, adaptive policies, 4G/5G, intelligent IoT, network assurance, IPv6, and other aspects of the digital workplace. Also, there will be a chance to leverage programmability to enhance operations; analyze and interpret data dipping your toes into ML/AI to help you focus on your mission.

  • Collaboration
    Become Webex Control Hub zero to hero, get Webex up & running from basics to enterprise grade features, learn how you can use the Webex API, integrate 3rd party apps, integrations and bots plus get deep dives into Webex security, analytics and migration tools.

Content is subject to availability, and considered on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Cisco Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Hub
Cross Architecture Immersive Experiences 

  • Explore Cisco Solutions and deep dive into business outcomes for your industry (Education, Retail, Manufacturing, Transport, Utilities, Sports & Entertainment, Government).
  • Experience Cisco-On-Cisco Hybrid Work and Smart Buildings Solutions (Penn 1 New York, Atlanta, San Jose CXC).
  • Meet the Solutions Expert.

Cisco Insider Advocacy

Join our Cisco Insider Advocates program to stay in the loop for Cisco Live Melbourne and beyond! Connect with your peers, grow your personal brand, and earn rewards for advocating for Cisco.

Make sure to stop by our booth and lounge in The HUB!

Register for Cisco Insider

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Cisco Security Central

Stop by Cisco Security Central to enjoy a coffee or soft drink and take a seat in our theatrette to learn about Cisco's exciting security announcements.

Discover the latest solutions built around helping customers achieve security resilience and get a high-level overview of our products and solutions from key technical solution architects and our leaders!

DevNet Zone

Celebrating DevNet's 10-year anniversary, Cisco's DevNet Zone is the best place to learn and experience the latest innovations across software development, automation, and observability at Cisco Live. Our tech-focused theater sessions cover a range of topics, from the application and integration of Cisco technologies, future roadmap, and conceptual ideas to solve tomorrow's challenges. Sign-up for wide-range of technical workshops to learn practical use-cases and implementation of Cisco platforms and their APIs.

Each session is designed to help unlock the extensibility that automation can provide to everyday tasks. From infrastructure deployment, to application security and observability. Don't miss this opportunity to join DevNet community members and connect with technical experts LIVE to interact with the latest innovations in software and programmability and receive solution-focused guidance directly from the DevNet team!

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Labs provide attendees with a unique opportunity to receive hands-on experience with the latest Cisco technology and solutions. These labs are designed to provide a complete experience where attendees can work through 45-120 minute pre-designed scenarios. Attendees will also have the freedom to explore full configurations and features within the labs. The hands-on walk-in labs allow you to explore and test the latest Cisco products at your own pace.

At Cisco Live, there will be further education opportunities to run through selected labs with an instructor guiding you along the way.

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Learning and Certifications

Want to get hands-on learning? Ready to upskill and find that new role? Visit the Learning and Certifications booth in The HUB to plan your path to Cisco Certification, explore how Cisco U. can help you upskill, and attend one of our interactive sessions in our Cisco U. Theater. No matter where you are in your learning journey, Cisco Learning and Certifications can get you up to speed with all our training options and validate your skills and knowledge through our Certifications.

Stop by and say hi – see a demo on Cisco U., Cisco Modeling Labs, our training Bootcamps and more! And best of all - network with your fellow Certified friends!

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Meeting Hub

Have a meeting scheduled at Cisco Live? Need a meeting room?

Come to this central destination inside The HUB where you can book a room for your in-person meeting. Meeting rooms are only available to book once onsite and on a first come, first served basis.

Meet the Expert

This program allows you to connect with the Cisco Live speakers who design and develop Cisco solutions. This is a face-to-face opportunity to find out why Cisco solutions work the way they do and to gain expert perspective and insight on troubleshooting your unique challenges.

It’s simple! Pick your Expert based on their technical specialty – greet, meet, whiteboard and walk away! Your exclusive 1:1 session will leave you with the know-how to implement solutions in your own business to maximise efficiency and extend your network’s capabilities.

The Meet the Expert areas opening hours align with the World of Solutions.

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National Industry Innovation Network (NIIN) 

The National Industry Innovation Network (NIIN) is an alliance between industry and universities driven by one goal: to realise digital opportunities that can benefit the lives of all Australians. The NIIN undertakes projects of national significance, facilitated by an extensive network of initiatives across Australia, including partnerships, research chairs, innovation centres, and digital skills development. By fostering collaboration between academia and industry, the NIIN addresses economic and social challenges by leveraging technology-driven innovation, with a specific focus on securing critical infrastructure, education, digital health, sustainability, and enabling hybrid work environments.

Visit us in The Hub to engage with the team, discover the NIIN Alliances in Health and Cybersecurity as part of our launch announcements at Cisco Live, and arrange one-on-one conversations with our Research Chairs to gain valuable insights within their specific areas of expertise.

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