2017 Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference

The 6th Australian and New Zealand Disaster and Emergency Management Conference will be held from 22nd to 23rd of  May, at Jupiters Hotel on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

The Conference theme “EARTH; FIRE and RAIN” will continue to address planning, response and review the latest research in the management of disasters, emergencies and hazards.

How do we respond to, recover from and mitigate against the impacts of disasters on our communities, emergency service personnel, infrastructure and provision of services.

What can we learn from our international colleagues and the research being undertaken in Australia.

The conference will address these issues and more.

Join our Australian and International delegates, more than 100 speakers, our exhibitors and partners at this  must attend event for people working in and with the emergency and disaster management sector.

Topics discussed at the conference include:

  • Technology and Operations
  • Multi-Agency Response
  • Understanding and Enhancing Resilience
  • Emerging Technology and Capability Needs
  • The Recovery Process
  • Crisis Leadership
  • Volunteers in Emergencies
  • Psycho-Social Implications of Disaster Management
  • International Response to Disasters
  • Consequence Management
  • Open Topics

Australian and New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 2016

Featured Speakers


  • Associate Professor Peter Aitken, Senior Director, Health Disaster Management Unit, Queensland Health
  • Dr Susie Burke, Senior Psychologist, Public Interest, Environment and Disaster Response, Australian Psychological Society
  • Ms Judy Slatyer, CEO, Australian Red Cross
  • Mr John Yates QPM, Director of Security – Scentre Group, Australia and New Zealand, Westfield Corporation – US, UK & Europe


  • Sebastian Rhodes Stampa, United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination, UNOCHA – Asia and the Pacific
  • Mr Danny Baade, Head of Security, Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games Organisation
  • Dr Tobias Feakin, Director, National Security Program, Head of International Cyber Policy Centre, ASPI
  • Professor David Forbes, Director, Phoenix Australia, Centre for Posttraumatic Mental Health

Full Registration Includes:

  • Attendance to Conference sessions and Keynote presentations
  • Conference materials, including satchel, handbook and Book of Abstracts (online)
  • Softcopy of the Book of Proceedings (available after the Conference)
  • Access to presenter podcasts following the Conference
  • Meals for the duration of the Conference including morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Ticket to the Welcome Reception including drinks and canapés – 22 May
  • Ticket to the Closing Networking Function – 23 May

Who Should Attend the Conference

  • State Emergency Services
  • Australian Federal Police
  • Fire and Emergency Services
  • SES/Volunteer Organisations
  • Red Cross
  • Defence Force
  • University/ Educational Institutes/ Researchers/ Academics
  • Policymakers/ Government/ Local Government/ Councils
  • Emergency Services Managers
  • Urban Search and Rescue
  • Health Services
  • Asset Managers/ Business Consultants
  • Planners/ Risk Assessors
  • Facility Managers (Aged Care, Hospitals)
  • Insurers/ Financial Institutions
  • Infrastructure/ Equipment Providers

Sponsors, Exhibitors and Advertisers 2016

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