The Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is designed for professionals working in all areas of disaster planning, emergency management, defence, and search and rescue.

Now in its ninth year, this conference aims to provide a platform to share ideas, acquire skills and develop strategies to improve search and rescue operations, better connect with professionals across different sectors and utilise the latest technologies available in the industry.

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference is co- hosted by:

Australian & New Zealand Mental Health Association, AIES and the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC


Mr Christopher Austin, Director, CTS Consultants [Conference Co-Chair]
Ms Kate Fitzgerald,
Executive Director Police and Community Safety Department of Justice and Community Safety Victoria (Conference Co-Chair)

Mr Cameron Anderson, Deputy Manager Emergency Operations, Dept. of Health & Human Services (VIC)
Dr John Bates, Research Director, Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC (VIC)
Ms Quinn Cramer, Women in Firefighting Australasia and QFES (QLD)
Mr Des Hosie, National Operations Advisor at Fire and Emergency New Zealand (NZ)
Cr Steve Jenkins, National President, AIES & Councillor, Bellingen Shire Council
Mr Karl Sullivan, Head of Risk and Operations, AIES & Insurance Council of Australia (NSW)
Mr Matt Dorfstaetter, Board Director, AIES & International Society for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (IDRiM Society)
Mr Martin Boyle, Planning, Projects & Risk Manager, AIES & Australian Antarctic Division, Department of the Environment and Energy (TAS)

Venue and Accommodation

RACV Royal Pines, Gold Coast, Queensland

Ross St, Benowa QLD 4217

Accommodation (KING OR TWIN ROOMS)
Mountain View OR Superior Room only – $195.00
Mountain View OR Superior Room with 1 Breakfast each morning – $219.00
Mountain View OR Superior Room with 2 Breakfasts each morning – $243.00

Bookings available through registration form

Abstracts close

29 May 2020

Program available

23 June 2020

Early bird closing

10 July 2020

Conference dates

1 – 2 October 2020