Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2023


23 August 2023 - 24 August 2023


$675 +GST

Resilience Reimagined

Registrations are now open for the 2023 Australian Disaster Resilience conference under the theme 'Resilience Reimagined'.

It has never been more important to reduce disaster risk and build resilience. With science telling us that disasters will become more frequent and severe due to climate change, the urgency of this work is clear. We must reimagine the future if we are to create the change we need. Our partnerships, programs, actions and ideas all play an important part in creating and safeguarding the world we want to live in now, and the world we want to pass on to future generations.

The 2023 Australian Disaster Resilience Conference will explore what is possible by coming together to reimagine resilience. The conference will prioritise creative and collaborative approaches being taken across our country, and enable us to hear from fresh voices that propose new, innovative ways to foster the disaster resilience our nation needs to thrive in the complex future we know is ahead of us.

Pricing and ticket options

The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference (ADRC) will be co-located with the AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference and exhibition. 

2 day ADRC pass

$675 + GST per person


  • Two day ADRC program
    Stream 7 and 8 of the combined AFAC23 program
  • Morning keynote speakers
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Closing Ceremony
  • Closing panel
  • Powered by INTERSCHUTZ exhibition
  • Daytime catering 
  • ADRC exclusive networking function
    5.30pm-6.30pm Wednesday 23 August 

Optional add-ons

Enhance your conference experience by adding on additional options. 

  • Welcome and awards ceremony - $90 + GST
  • AFAC Gala Dinner - $175 + GST
  • Welcome & Awards Ceremony and AFAC Gala Dinner - $265 + GST
  • Research and Innovation Day single day pass - $700 + GST
  • National DRANZSEN Forum, Friday 25 August 2023 - FREE
  • Professional Development Program workshops and field trips - to view available options, click here.



AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Exhibition

Australian Disaster Resilience Conference delegates will have full access to the AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ Trade Exhibition: Australasia’s largest emergency management exhibition, showcasing the industry’s most impressive range of exhibitors covering all facets of emergency management equipment, technology and services.

The Exhibition also features:

  • AIDR Knowledge Centre: giving delegates the opportunity to discover the latest in research and best practice through an extensive poster display, as well as the chance to meet speakers from the conference and to vote in the People’s Choice Poster Award
  • Solutions Theatre: featuring insightful, practical presentations from industry leaders and experts
  • Demonstration Zone: showcasing live displays of new emergency management technologies and best practice examples of emergency management situations

View the full list of AFAC23 Exhibitors here

Resilience Lane 

For the first time, AFAC23 powered by INTERSCHUTZ will feature Resilience Lane in the Exhibition Hall, a space where not-for-profit and community focussed organisations will showcase their work and services that strengthen community resilience. 

Resilience Lane is sponsored by NRMA Insurance. 


The Australian Disaster Resilience Conference is proud to be working with our conference partners to deliver our greenest conference yet, partnering with Trace – a sustainability consulting company that removes the barriers to climate action and empowers businesses to take immediate steps forward.

To learn more about the sustainability actions, visit our partners website here

At the end of the conference, the team will examine event data to calculate our carbon footprint using the Trace program. Credits will be purchased to offset this impact and contribute towards a variety of sustainability initiatives.

What our Australian Disaster Resilience Conference 2022 delegates told us


"I felt re-energised from the passion and energy from those that attended."

"It was a fabulous program - a great mix of presenters and awesome to see the growth in industry attendees."

"It was good to hear from other organisations about how they are addressing resilience & recovery in disaster-affected communities."

"As a researcher, the importance of the lived experience has been a focus for me and this has been reinforced through this conference."

"I learned so much about gendered lenses around emergency services and disasters.
I also learned much more about work being done to link climate change and disaster resilience. "

"Presenters at the conference discussed contemporary disaster resilience practices for communities impacted by increasingly frequent, concurrent, and compounding disasters. The importance of connection, collaboration, and community-led interventions at all stages of disaster management were strongly emphasised."