Attend the 2021 AFAC or EMC conference

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Expressions of interest (EOI) for the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC) and Emergency Management Conference (EMC) conference are now open.


CFA is supporting volunteers and staff, including FRV secondees to attend the 2021 AFAC and EMC Conferences.

AFAC - Balancing impact and expectations

18 and 19 August 2021 in Sydney (dependent on COVID-19 restrictions)

AFAC21 will focus on how we manage the consequences of major events and meet the expectations of the community and government. The program will explore how the sector can continue to learn and find opportunities to deliver with new and innovative approaches.

For further information, visit the AFAC21 Conference website

In addition to the seven CFA speakers on the AFAC conference program, there are additional positions available for:

  • 1 to 5 volunteers per District
  • 1 employee per Region
  • 3 HQ-based employees

EMC - The only thing that is constant is change: How is emergency management adapting?

4 and 5 October 2021 in Melbourne

With a focus on the Victorian context, the Conference provides a forum for CFA members to directly interact, engage and connect with others to explore topics relevant to their work and to identify synergies and collaboration opportunities.

For further information, visit the 2021 Emergency Management Conference website.  

The following number of delegates will be funded in 2021:

  • 27 IMT staff or volunteer members
  • 15 volunteers

Expression of interest process

Express EOIs must be submitted via the online EOI form and address the relevant selection criteria.  These will be reviewed and endorsed by Directorate, Region and District representatives with successful nominees advised by late July. 

Further information is available in the EOI breifing note on CFA Members Online

The closing date for EOIs has been extended to Friday 09 July 2021

Conference funding and coordination

Conference registration and accommodation costs will be funded centrally and will cover the following:

  • Conference registration
  • Accommodation
  • Return flights to Sydney (AFAC, dependent on COVID-19 restrictions)
  • Reimbursement of meals and incidentals associated with Conference attendance

Registration of all CFA attendees must be managed via bulk registration processes.  The Organisational Development team will coordinate all registration and accommodation arrangements. 

If you have any questions about the Conference, please contact the Organisational Development Team.


Submitted by CFA News