Inaugural conference

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference


06 September 2018 - 07 September 2018


$550.00 + GST

The rise of resilience: From the individual to the global 
Enhancing recovery by supporting community resilience

The inaugural Australian Disaster Resilience Conference is hosted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR), in collaboration with the Monash University Disaster Resilience Initiative (MUDRI). This Conference will run concurrently with AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ, Australasia’s largest emergency management conference and exhibition.

The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference program theme is focused on “The rise of resilience: from the individual to the global”  encompassing national and international strategy and direction all the way through to grassroots efforts brought about by local community action. The aim of the Conference is to encourage involvement, participation, engagement and partnerships around all these facets of disaster resilience.

The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference provides an unparalleled opportunity for delegates to access the AFAC18 powered by INTERSCHUTZ trade exhibition, benefit from joint keynote speaker sessions, and opportunities to meet speakers and attend poster presentations at the AIDR-hosted Knowledge Centre.

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum precedes the Conference. It focuses on the science that is making an impact across the sector. The Research Forum is not just for researchers—it’s where anyone working in natural hazards management can network with and learn from the main research teams in this field, and provides a valuable addition to the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference program.

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The Conference "The rise of resilience: from the individual to the global" is reflected in the many keynotes and panels throughout the program. The program is categorised under a number of streams which include: 

  • New directions in resilience thinking
  • Measuring and assessing disaster resilience
  • Enhancing recovery through greater community resilience
  • Education
  • Activities and case studies
  • Human behaviour to animals


Registration options

Conference Pass   
Thursday 6 and
Friday 7 September
$550 + GST


• ADRC Conference
• Trade exhibition and its features
• Daytime catering
• Network drinks

Add to your conference experience

 Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC Research Forum
Thursday 5 September from $490 + GST


• Research Forum
• Welcome and Awards ceremony
• Trade exhibition and its features
• Daytime catering


 AFAC18 Professional Development Program  
 Wednesday 5 September  

National DRANZSEN Forum


This 3rd National Forum offers a unique chance for educators, researchers and fire and emergency management
practitioners to meet and learn about effective and sustainable disaster resilience education practices, be informed about current research, establish national priorities, and share knowledge and expertise.

Sponsored by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Clinic

$100 + GST

These clinics are designed to benefit those working with, and planning for spontaneous
volunteers before, during and after an event. The clinic will support those working in volunteer management, recruitment and policymaking from organisations such as; local, state, and commonwealth governments, volunteering groups including emergency volunteers, community groups
and emergency services and emergency management organisations.

Sponsored by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

EMSINA presents: Mapping and location technologies in emergency management – get up to speed with all the possibilities!

$100 + GST

This workshop will showcase examples of the use and the growing demands of
mapping and location technologies to not only support our emergency service sector workforce, but also our public information demands. During this professional development opportunity, participants will see presentations from users and those who manage these systems in our emergency service organisations from across Australia along with some of the major vendors of spatial technologies.

Motorola Solutions – partnering with AFAC to bring knowledge to emergency services 


For any enquiries, contact Greg Taylor, AIDR Events Coordinator.