Living with Bushfire Community Conference

UPDATE (6 Oct) – Yarra Ranges Council Emergency Management team, would like to support and sponsor community representatives from Yarra Ranges. They have a number of tickets available, that they can offer free of charge. If you or anyone you know might be interested in taking up this offer, please contact Kristy Davies directly: with your name and email address.


The Yarra Ranges Municipal Fire Management Planning Committee in partnership with Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside Campus is proud to be hosting the 3rd Annual Living with Bushfire Community Conference 2016. Learn and hear from community leaders, community based emergency planning and recovery groups, emergency industry experts and cutting edge researchers. Get involved in workshops & demonstrations. Check out the expo, the art, the music & get assistance to write your bushfire survival plan. Eat, drink and network –lunch, morning and afternoon tea, music, art and Friday drinks and nibbles.

Who should attend?
Themed ‘working together for a safer future’, this interactive conference is for all community members, community led emergency planning groups, the emergency management community, including state and local government, emergency services and recovery organisations, university academics and students. Let’s come together and make our communities safer for everyone.

What: 3rd Annual Living with Bushfire Community Conference
When: 7 & 8 Oct 2016, 9am – 4.30pm, Multi-streamed Conference & Expo
Where: Box Hill Institute Lilydale Lakeside Campus – Jarlo Drive, Lilydale
Cost: $20 per day including lunch, morning & afternoon tea, Friday drinks & nibbles
Dinner: Friday 7 October 6:30 – 9:30pm @ extra cost of $50, at Mitchell’s View restaurant, Boxhill Lilydale Campus
Registrations: Open July 2016

The full program is available here. Registration flyer is available here. More information is available here.

For further details you can get in touch with Andrea Wright on: