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NSW Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium 2019

How can emergency services, community service organisations, local government and businesses work together for a stronger, safer NSW? 

This year, the NSW Disaster Risk Reduction Symposium will explore how different sectors of society – private, public, community – can further leverage resources and skills available across each sector, to better mitigate the negative impact of disasters.

Hear from leading practitioners on how public-private-community partnerships are working for them, network with those working in your area, discover what resources and funding opportunities may be available to you, and learn how you too can partner to reduce disaster risk.

Find your nearest symposium – Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga, or Dubbo – and register now for this FREE event. Places are limited and registration is essential. Register early to avoid missing out.

Programs Availible for the upcoming symposium click on the relevent event below:

Coffs Harbour NSW DRR Symposium.pdf

Wagga Wagga NSW DRR Symposium.pdf 

Dubbo NSW DRR Symposium.pdf

Introducing Keynote speakers

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Anne Leadbeater

Awarded an OAM in recognition of her community coordination role during the Victorian Black Saturday fires, Anne brings a unique insight into the role of local governments and local communities in emergency management.

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Dave Parsons

David has an extensive career in emergency management in both the private and public sector. He has presented at over 40 international conferences, speaking on a range of issues, such as organisational resilience and business continuity management.

Grants are available!

The Office of Emergency Management offers grants, of up to $500, to current professionals who might not otherwise be able to attend their nearest symposium. The number of available grants is subject to the availability of funds, and are intended to help meet travel and accommodation costs only.

For more information, and to apply, find your nearest event at the top of the page. Applications close on Wednesday 18 September.

Interested in a 'marketplace stall' at the exhibition?

A stall at the marketplace is a great opportunity to showcase your work, services you offer, and to network. If you are interested in having a stall, please email us at oem.symposium@justice.nsw.gov.au


Need more information?

Contact the event organisers:

Email oem.symposium@justice.nsw.gov.au

Phone (02) 9212 9250

Read the 2018 Symposium Papers.

Register today!

Coffs Harbour

17 October 2019 

Wagga Wagga

22-23 October 2019 


7-8 November 2019 

Places are limited. Early registration is essential to attend this FREE event.