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Thank you to our 22 sponsors and exhibitors, more than 60 presenters, and close to 500 attendees for making EMC 2022 into one of the most successful EMC’s in a 22 year history! 

See you all again next year for EMC 2023!

2022 conference theme

It will be our 22nd EMC conference with the theme:

As the world changes, so must we.

The emergency management sector must not be complacent. Adhering to established, evidence-based practices is not good enough. We walk the tightrope between ever changing government and community attitudes and expectations. As a sector we must be ready and open to change to meet these expectations. EMC 2022 presentations will reflect this theme throughout the program. 


About EMC

The Emergency Management Conference (EMC) has been a landmark event for the past 22 years in Melbourne as the annual gathering for management and operations staff and volunteers from all Victorian emergency services. It is also attended by Emergency Management personnel from state and local government, NGOs and other recovery agencies.

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. 

Over 500 delegates attended in 2019, making EMC Melbourne one of the biggest events of its type. Now in it’s 22nd year EMC is looking to be the emergency management event of the year.


Victoria depends on the skills and dedication of 125,000 emergency service and management staff and volunteers to support the community to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies. To do that work effectively people need to be mentally healthy.

The Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) is the only organisation with a dedicated focus and whole of sector perspective on improving mental health and wellbeing for the emergency services sector. As a not-for-profit umbrella organisation ESF brings the sector together to leverage collaboration for sector wide benefit. ESF Stakeholder Council includes:

Victoria Police   Fire Rescue Victoria  |  Country Fire Authority  |  Fire Rescue Victoria  |  Ambulance Victoria  |  Victoria State Emergency Service  |  Forest Fire Management Victoria  |  Emergency Management Victoria  |  Inspector-General for Emergency Management  |  Emergency Services Telecommunications Authority  |  Life Saving Victoria  |  Red Cross  |  Bushfire Recovery Victoria  |  St John Ambulance



65 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004

After two years unable to meet in person, EMC is returning to its home at the Pullman Albert Park.

It is one of Melbourne’s top corporate venues, and is located on Queens Road, overlooking picturesque Albert Park Lake, home of the Australian F1 Grand Prix.