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Your events page for upcoming fire & biodiversity related events 

Let us know about your event! Email Craig (craig.w@hlw.org.au) to list your event here. 

11 June 2019

SEQFBC 20th Anniversary Fire Forum

Mt Coot-Tha Botanic Gardens Brisbane

The SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium is 20 years old! Join us as we celebrate the value of partnerships, longevity and 20 years of activity with the SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium and friends. The day will focus on long-term collaborative projects and programs with Keynote speakers including Professor Alan York (Melbourne University) and Elizabeth Ashman (DELWP, Vic) discussing the relationship between applied fire research and policy and Emeritus Professor Rob Whelan (Wollongong University) presenting on the necessity, but challenges, of long-term partnerships for biodiversity management in fire-prone ecosystems. We will also have presentations on the central Qld fires of November/December 2018; the NSW Hotspots Project; fire frequency, vegetation change and lantana at Australia’s longest running fire experiment; indigenous fire management on Minjerrabah (North Stradbroke Island); the impact of fuel and morphology on old trees; the cost effectiveness of prescribed burning as a mitigation tool and the impact of fire on frogs and ecological change. As ever, we are keeping costs as low as possible and we have secured the wonderful catering of the Country Women’s Association to keep you sustained throughout the event. Feedback from previous events tells us how much you value networking opportunities, so we have also organised a mixer to follow on from the formal presentations, giving you free time to speak with presenters and catch up with colleagues. We expect a very strong response to this event and numbers are limited so we encourage you to register here: 

7 February and 16th February 2019

Fire Management Information night and workshop - Logan City Council

Cedar Creek Wolffdene Rural Fire Station

Are you a private landholder in the City of Logan & want to better understand risks posed by fire & how to manage those risks?

Then come join us for a FREE Fire Management Information Night,. Representatives from South East Queensland Fire & Biodiversity Consortium (SEQFBC), Logan City Council, Queensland Fire & Emergency Services (Both Rural Fire Service Queensland & Fire & Rescue), Queensland Parks & Wildlife Service & the Department of Defence will share information about their roles & offer advice about being prepared for bushfire, local laws & fire, vegetation management, & the conservation of plants & animals.

Fire Management Information Night (FREE) , Thursday 7 Feb 2019 - More 

Fire Management Planning Workshop (FREE) Saturday 16 February 2019 (it is mandatory to attend the Fire Management Information Night event on the 7 Feb in order to attend the one day workshop) 

Registration is essential for the workshop. Register here:   Both these events are run by Logan City Council & SEQFBC for Logan residents. 

This project is supported by Healthy Land & Water, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program.

4-7 June 2019

National Indigenous Fire Workshop Dhungala 2019

On Yorta Yorta Woka (Yorta Yorta Country) on Dhungala (Murray River)

The National Indigenous Fire Workshop is a celebration of cultural fire knowledge and practice. This year’s event will be co-hosted by the Yorta Yorta people and held along the Dhungala (Murray River) from 4th to 7th of June 2019.
The main location of the workshop is in Barmah National Park which is located along the Murray River near the town of Barmah on the Victorian and NSW border about 225 km north of Melbourne.

19 March 2019

Fire Information night for Scenic Rim Regional Council Residents

Boonah Cultural Centre

Diary Claimer - more information to come 

21 March 2019

Fire Information night for Brisbane City Council residents

Brookfield Community Hall

Learn how to prepare your property with practical fire management advice from Rural Fire Service, SEQ Fire & Biodiversity Consortium and Brisbane City Council. 

See you on Thursday 21 March 2019, 6-9pm Brookfield Hall, 655 Brookfield Road, Brookfield. Registration NOT necessary for this FREE event. Please tell your neighbours too. 

Light supper provided. 

This project is supported by Healthy Land and Water, through funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program

16 March 2019

Fire Management Planning for Redlands City Council Residents

Redlands Indigiscapes Centre, Runnymede Road, Capalaba

Saturday, 16 March 2019, 9am – 12pm
WHERE IndigiScapes Nursery via My Horizon, Runnymede Rd
Do you have a Fire Management Plan for your property? Join representatives from Redland City Council, Queensland Fire & Emergency Service, and SEQ Fire & Biodiversity Consortium to learn more about Fire Management and balancing fire safety with bushland conservation. Booking:  Required, for more information please phone (07) 3824 8611. Ages: Adults only

The Fire Management Planning workshop follows the Fire Information session. 

Find out more: http://indigiscapes.redland.qld.gov.au/WhatsOn/Pages/default.aspx#/?i=1

14 February 2019

Fire information night for Moreton Bay Regional Council residents

Toorbul Community Hall 158 Esplanade Toorbul

Join SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, the Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Council Officers at the Fire Management Workshop and Information Night at Toorbul Rural Fire Brigade, Toorbul. The information night will provide local property owners with practical planning advice and guidance considering the local laws and environment and outline fire management implications on fauna and flora. In addition, the local Queensland Parks & Wildlife (QPWS) will outline general fire management practices occurring within surrounding national parks.

The following one day workshop will provide valuable information to landholders that will assist in the development of your own, property specific, fire management plan. Attendance to the information night is an essential pre-requisite to attend this event. The day will include a detailed property assessment, including maps and one on one officer assistance, hence bookings are essential. A light morning tea and lunch will also be provided on the day.

Fire management information night
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 
Date: Thursday 14 February 2019
Location: Toorbul Community Hall, 158 Esplanade, Toorbul
RSVP: Not required. However it is a mandatory pre-requisite to attend this information session if you intend on attending the following Fire Management Property Workshop. 
The information session will follow a light BBQ provided at 6.00pm.

Fire management property workshop
Time: 9.00am - 4.00pm 
Date: Saturday 23 February 2019
Location: Toorbul Community Hall, 158 Esplanade, Toorbul 
RSVP: Bookings are essential and required no later than Friday 15 February 2019. Please RSVP your name, property details and dietary requirements to esmailbox@moretonbay.qld.gov.au or phone (07) 3205 0555. No late bookings will be accepted as extensive property specific preparation is required for the planning and provision of this workshop. 
A light morning tea and lunch will be provided on the day. Please include any dietary requirements with your booking details.


April 29 - May 3 2019

6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference. Fuels of Today - Fire Behavior of Tomorrow

Sydney, Albuquerque and Marseilles

The 6th International Fire Behavior and Fuels Conference offers a forum where past experience and lessons learned are documented, current work showcased, and emerging ideas/technology presented to provide a strong foundation that will facilitate setting a course to the future that addresses and responds to developing challenges locally, regionally, and globally. Three locations internationally to choose from. Find out more here:  http://www.firebehaviorandfuelsconference.com/


12-13 June 2019

Disaster & Emergency Management Conference 2019

Gold Coast

The annual conference will provide a two day educational program to facilitate presentations and conversations on  the effects of climate extremes, government contribution and influence, communication, collaboration and preparedness throughout the disaster and emergency management sector.

Read more: https://anzdmc.com.au/


27-30 August 2019



More information: https://www.afacconference.com.au/about/


8-10 October 2019

Private Land Conservation Conference 2019


ALCA is very excited to announce our hosts for the 2019 Private Land Conservation Conference – Nature Foundation SA!
PLC19 will be held 8-10 October 2019 at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide – save the date and join us for the 5th Annual Australian Land Conservation Alliance Conference. 

More details to come in early 2019! https://www.alca.org.au/getting-involved/2019-private-land-conservation-conference/


23-25 October 2019

Australian Bushfire Building Conference 2019

Leura, NSW

The 5th annual Australian Bushfire Building Conference is 2019’s essential event for building, planning and associated professionals living and working in Australia’s bushfire-prone areas.

Building on the success of the award-winning previous events, this year’s conference will be the best yet with a broader approach to bushfire building practices, innovations and regulations.


11-15 November 2019

GEO-SAFE Wildfire Conference


The conference aims to bring together researchers and bushfire experts from Australia and Europe to discuss about innovative solutions to support bushfire management. Topics include stochastic risk mapping, efficient methods for bushfire prevention, models for initial attack, efficient evacuations, tools for end users and more.
One of the main goals of the GEO-SAFE Wildfire Conference is to foster cooperation among disciplines of management, ecology, mathematics and computer sciences.

Read more: http://geosafe.lessonsonfire.eu/fireconference/

11 - 13 December 2019

National Caring for Country Conference 2019

Darwin, Northern Territory

The 2019 National Indigenous Caring for Country Conference encompasses the belief that living on country positively impacts on Aboriginal & Torres Straits Islander peoples’ health and well-being. With the challenges of climate change nowadays, our caring for country traditions and methods are receiving greater recognition in partnership with various sectors in government, NGOs, community and in the private sector. The conference highlights that caring for country encompasses the holistic meanings and values of Indigenous people throughout Australia. However, caring for country for both land and sea is everyone’s business and should not be just an Indigenous tradition, but is a shared responsibility of all people in the world.
The conference themes include:
  • Health & Well-being
  • Indigenous Land Treaty Rights
  • Indigenous peoples as custodians and stewards of the land
  • Land Management
  • Water & marine management
  • Environmental impact on food sustainability
  • Food sovereignty  
  • Technology & Innovations