Shared responsibility focus at AFAC15

Shared responsibility is a key focus within emergency management. It is often talked about, but not well understood, and hard to achieve. But AFAC15 lifts the lid, with experts opening up on what works and what doesn't.

Utilising case study examples, shared responsibility will be a major topic for discussion at the annual AFAC and Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC conference in Adelaide from 1-3 September.

Shades of grey in the Blue Mountains during the major October 2013 bushfires, the challenges of a more culturally and linguistically diverse community, alongside an aging population and the role of youth – these key aspects of shared responsibility will be examined in depth in Adelaide.

Local government has a key role to play with our emergency services and communities in sharing responsibility for emergency preparation, response and recovery, and AFAC15 offers a diverse program aimed to inform and assist local government to prepare and protect their communities. 

With over 100 speakers on the program exploring the conference theme New Directions in Emergency Management, AFAC15 is Australia's leading emergency management knowledge-sharing event. Be sure to take the opportunity to hear from some of Australia's leading experts, alongside international specialists.

Hurry, early bird registrations close this Friday 26 June.

For more information about the conference, including the full program, visit