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 open February

The Emergency Services Foundation and the EMC Conference Organising Committee invites 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.

Keynote speakers and opening of registrations will be announced shortly.

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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!

Featured Speakers

The EMC organising committee is pleased to announce that Emergency Management Commissioner Rick Nugent APM will open the conference on Day 1.

Rick Nugent APM

Victorian Emergency Management Commissioner The Emergency Management Commissioner has responsibility...

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Claire Zara Memorial Oration



Registrations for the Emergency Management Conference will open February 2024. Sign up to our mailing list to receive updates.


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


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.


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


The conveniently located Pullman Melbourne Albert Park has been home to EMC for many years.