Living with Bushfire Community Conference

You are invited to an important, topical and very affordable community event at FedUni Mt Helen campus - the Living with Bushfire Community Conference on Friday 6 and Saturday 7 October.

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The conference provides an interactive opportunity for residents and communities, land and fire managers, emergency agencies, researchers and educators to come together to gain valuable insight and practical knowledge in living with bushfire.

In addition to a series of practical workshops designed to increase community understanding and preparedness for bushfire, guest speakers will include:

  • Craig Lapsley, Victoria’s Management Commissioner, providing a statewide emergency management overview;
  • James Pescott of the Bureau of Meteorology delivering the coming fire season outlook;
  • Brett Boatman CFA, discussing expectations of the community when fires happen;
  • Scotsburn residents providing accounts of their experience during and following the Scotsburn bushfire; and
  • Rachaele May, Assistant Chief Fire Officer of Forest Fire Management Victoria discussing the Safer Together program and how agencies and communities can work together.

Program details and registrations are available via the conference website at

You are of course welcome to distribute this email to friends, family and colleagues who may be interested in attending.

Hoping that you can make it to at least one of the days.

Cheers, Stephanie

Stephanie Davison

STEM Outreach Coordinator | Faculty of Science and Technology

Federation University | Office Y127 | Building Y | Mt Helen Campus

PO Box 663 Ballarat VIC 3353

Telephone +61 3 5327 9373

CRICOS Provider Number 00103D