Our Community Health & Safety Policy – COVID-19 Update

The Australian & New Zealand Disaster & Emergency Management Conference has worked closely with Queensland Health to safely execute this event.

We are looking forward to welcoming you the conference, however due to the changed conditions under COVID-19 we ask that you read and understand the important information below.

The event will be held at The Star Gold Coast. At this stage we are working with The Star to ensure the event complies with government restrictions and the event checklist supplied by Queensland Health. Please see guidelines here.

By attending the Disaster & Emergency Management Conference you acknowledge your role in helping to successfully carry out the COVID-19 Event Checklist. By playing your part, you will help ensure we all enjoy a comfortable and safe experience for all delegates.

For further safety precautions we also encourage the download and use of the Australian Government’s COVID-Safe app. More info can be found here.


  • Stay home if you are feeling unwell or showing symptoms of COVID-19 – fatigue, shortness of breath, fever. We will transfer your registration to an e-registration, should you be unable to attend in person.
  • Stay home if you have been overseas or to a COVID-19 Hotspot in the last 14 days or if you have been in contact with someone who has been overseas or to a COVID-19 Hotspot in the last 14 days. COVID-19 Hot Spots information.
  • Each individual will be required to register and answer COVID screening questions prior to entering the conference.
  • If you become unwell during the event, please see the staff at the registration desk


  • Maintain social distancing of 1.5m with people outside of your immediate group when entering or exiting the venue, or moving around the conference
  • Cooperate with COVID Marshalls and Event Staff directives
  • Practice high-level hand-hygiene using the sanitiser stations installed around the conference
  • Furniture will be set up with 1.5m distance between guests – please do not move the tables