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The 8th Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference was held at RACV Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast on Wednesday 12 & Thursday 13 June 2019. The Australian & New Zealand Search & Rescue Conference was held on Friday 14 June 2019.


Over two days, a comprehensive program included nine keynote speakers and over 70 concurrent presenters. These featured presentations and conversations covered a range of topics on leadership, resilience, mutli-agency approach, community involvement, climate change, volunteers, communication, collaboration and preparedness throughout the disaster and emergency management sector.

Participation from all parts of the sector continued our conference vision for a shared appreciation and learning of the successes and challenges of disasters and emergencies.

We look forward to seeing you again in 2020!

Featured Speakers

Dr Michael Eburn, Associate Professor, ANU College of Law
Mr Rob Gordon, Psychological Consultant for Emergency Recovery to Victorian Department of Health and Human Services
Mr Tony Dell,  Founder, Stand Tall 4 PTS
Mr David Nicol, Managing Director, Australia & New Zealand, BlackBerry

Ms Anne Leadbeater OAM, Director, Leadbeater Group
Commissioner Andrew Crisp APM, Emergency Management Victoria
Lieutenant Colonel David Laurie and Major Graeme Wren, Directorate of Operations & Training Area Management VIC & TAS, Department of Defence
Mr Brendan Moon, Chief Executive Officer, Queensland Reconstruction Authority

Conference Topics

Leadership, Communication and Collaboration
Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery
Evidence Based Research
Climate Extremes
Government Influence
Open Topics

Important Dates

  • Abstracts open: 11 September 2018
    Abstracts close: 1 March 2019
    Notification to authors: 15 March 2019
    Author acceptances due: 22 March 2019
    Draft program available: 26 March 2019
    Presentation amendments: 19 April 2019
    Presenter registration and payment: 1 May 2019
    Early bird registrations close: 8 May 2019