Bushfire Conference 2013


9th Biennial Bushfire Conference 4-5 June 2013            

The Bushfire Program held its Ninth Biennial Bushfire Conference on the 4th and 5th of June 2013. A total of 210 delegates attended, representing more than 80 organisations from six states and territories. Thirty high calibre speakers explored:
•    resilience thinking;
•    good fire vs. bad fire (managing fire to meet desirable local outcomes);
•    using fire as a restoration; tool and
•    strengthening community resilience using the lessons learnt during the two day event.   

The conference emphasised the importance of holistic fire management in increasing the resilience of our landscapes and communities in a changing climate. It introduced the concept of socio-ecological resilience to some delegates and highlighted the practical application of fire as a restoration tool through presentations and case studies, which portrayed both challenges and triumphs.

The final day concluded with the importance of strengthening relationships between fire authorities, land managers and communities, to increase community awareness and empowerment through engagement activities, resulting in more resilient environments and communities.

•    Conference Proceedings now available online.
•    Video footage of the presentations can be viewed on Vimeo.
•    PowerPoint presentations can be viewed by clicking on the boxes below.

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   Resilience            Good Fire vs. Bad Fire          Restoration           Community


We would like to thank all of the delegates and speakers for their contribution to the conference this year. And a special Thank you to our conference sponsors (Travers Bushfire and Ecology, NSW Rural Fire Service, Office of Environment and Heritage, NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service).


Platinum Sponsors

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Program Draft NCC BushfireConf2013.pdf246.06 KB
Abstracts Booklet NCC Bushfire Conf2013 Part1of2.pdf3.39 MB
Abstracts Booklet NCC Bushfire Conf2013 Part2of2.pdf2.35 MB

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