Disasters have no boundaries: Navigating the increasing frequency and complexity of events

This year, EMC will explore the myriad challenges faced by communities and responsible authorities as disaster events become more frequent and diverse.

The impacts of emergencies do not observe clear geographical or social boundaries and the intensity of emergencies and the types of impacts vary from place to place and between communities and individuals.  They also change over time.

Further, as the frequency of bushfire, flood and storm activity has increased, emergency management functions have begun to overlap.  Resilience building, response, recovery and reconstruction must occur at all levels continually and often simultaneously.

How will we manage emergencies in this context and how can we take care of ourselves and others working in emergency management in the process?

Registrations now open!

The Emergency Services Foundation and the EMC Conference Organising Committee invite you to join your EM colleagues in participating in the 24th Emergency Management Conference from Tuesday 16 and Wednesday 17 July at the Pullman Melbourne, Albert Park.

Secure your place soon!

Featured Speakers

The conference committee is pleased to announce a line-up of high-profile speakers from Australia and abroad for 2024.

Conference Program

The EMC 2024 conference program is available to download.

About EMC

Bringing together emergency management professionals and subject matter experts over two days, EMC offers insight, reflection, understanding and motivation across a wide range of topics and emergency management incidents.

Topics examined at EMC include mental health, diversity, preparedness, community engagement, response, recovery and factors contributing to emergencies, such as climate change.

Over 450 delegates attended the Emergency Management Conference in 2023, confirming it as the largest EM-focused conference and networking opportunity in Victoria.

The conference is once again, set to be the emergency management event of the year in 2024!


Claire Zara Memorial Oration


One and two-day registrations available. Special volunteers rate available.


The EMC 2024 conference program is available to download.


After the successful implementation of workshops in 2023, this popular addition to the program is returning in 2024. Sign up early to avoid missing out.


Pullman Melbourne Albert Park - 65 Queens Road, Melbourne, Victoria


EMC is Victoria’s premier annual gathering of emergency management professionals and volunteers, attracting 400+ delegates each year.


Sponsorship ensures that EMC remains affordable and accessible for the diverse mix of people who make up Victoria’s emergency management sector.