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AFAC22 Theme : Connecting communities. Creating resilience.

The emergency management sector is in a unique position to connect diverse communities. Through collaboration, engagement and partnerships, links are formed which bind us together. These links are enabled by technology and infrastructure that facilitate networks that are not limited by space, distance or time.

Through building connections, we are learning and working together to prepare for new challenges we face in a changing climate. We are sharing responsibility and are building resilience in ourselves, our workplaces, our communities and the systems that support us.

AFAC22 will explore how an inclusive approach across emergency management agencies, is integral to reducing risk and fostering resilience now and into the future.

Abstract submissions now closed.



Tuesday 23 – Thursday 25 August 2022

The AFAC Conference features international keynote speakers and local emergency management leaders. After the keynote sessions the conference splits into a multi-stream format which includes the ADRC and IFE conferences.


Australian Disaster Resilience Conference

Wednesday 24 – Thursday 25 August 2022

The ADRC will be part of the AFAC Conference stream and focuses on disaster risk reduction and resilience. 


Institution of Fire Engineers (Australia) National Conference

Wednesday 24 – Thursday 25 August 2022

The IFE (Australia) National Conference will focus on the key issues facing the fire engineering community. The conference will also be a stream within the AFAC conference.


Professional Development Program

Friday 26 August 2022

The Professional Development Program (PDP) offers a range of practical workshops, aimed at increasing the knowledge of participants. 


Research Forum

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