September 17-18, 2020

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Following the unprecedented 2019/20 bushfire season, the 2020 Bushfire Building Conference is a not-to-be-missed event for researchers, planners and building industry professionals.

The theme in 2020 is “Stronger & Smarter: Lessons Learnt

This year the 6th annual Conference will be a ‘hybrid’ event, with a Live Conference in the Blue Mountains and a Virtual Conference for anyone not able to attend in person.

Numbers are limited to 85 at the Live Conference due to social distancing requirements so we encourage you to register now to avoid disappointment. We have a flexible cancellation policy.

Registration costs:

Live Conference: $380 + gst

Virtual Conference: $200 + gst


View the Conference Program


About the Conference

Virtual Conference

What is a virtual conference?

How we’re planning around COVID-19

  • It will be a ‘Hybrid’ Conference with a Live event plus a Virtual event using the latest online conferencing technology to ensure the event can go ahead no matter what
  • Maximum capacity of 85 delegates at the venue to maintain social distancing 
  • Wider spacing of seating during conference 
  • Individual meals rather than buffet-style dining 
  • Regular cleaning and hand sanitiser stations 
  • Changes to networking events and workshops to ensure social distancing

Conditions of entry at the conference venue

Delegates are not permitted to enter if they:

  • Are experiencing any flu or COVID-19 symptoms (sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath, fever).
  • Have been in close contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 (during the period of time in which the virus is contagious).
  • Are awaiting the results of a test for COVID-19.
  • Reside with anyone who is awaiting the results of COVID-19 test.
  • Have returned from international travel and failed to observe the government requirement to quarantine for 14 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost?

Registration costs:

Virtual only: $200 + gst

Live event: $380 + gst

  • Includes 1.5 day conference
  • Arrival, Morning tea, Lunch and Afternoon tea on Thursday
  • Networking drinks on Thursday evening – if allowed
  • Arrival, morning tea and lunch on Friday

What if I need to cancel?

Our Cancellation Policy is as follows:

Virtual Event Registrations:

  • Can be cancelled by 31 August without penalty
  • After 31 August a 20% admin fee applies

Live Event Registrations:

If switching to the virtual event, we’ll fully refund $180+ gst if cancelled before 31 August. Cancellations after this time will be accepted on a case by case basis and we’ll endeavour to refund the full $180+ gst if it’s due to new COVID related restrictions within that time frame.

If you need to cancel both Live and Virtual Event attendance:

  • Can be cancelled by 31 August without penalty
  • After 31 August a 20% admin fee applies

What is a virtual conference?

First of all, it’s not like a Zoom meeting! A virtual conference uses a dedicated online conferencing platform to give delegates and speakers an enhanced, highly interactive conference experience:

  • Speakers present on video with supporting presentations
  • Delegates can interact with questions and comments
  • Interactive discussion groups focus on topics of interests
  • Virtual exhibitions connect suppliers and delegates
  • Online social events provide networking opportunities

Virtual conferences are happening now all over the world and we’re excited to be bringing this one to you. Find out more about how the virtual Bushfire Conference will work here >

What technology do I need to attend the virtual conference?

The Conference will be delivered in a web browser environment. You will be required to log into the online event on a PC or Mac, or a phone or tablet with a web browser.

A webcam and microphone are optional but required if you wish to communicate with voice or video during interactive sessions.

Will the virtual event still go ahead in addition to a live event if it eventuates?

Yes, the one-day virtual event will still take place for those who cannot travel to the conference. 

If we are able to hold a live event, it will become a ‘hybrid’ conference, with the live sessions accessible to virtual attendees and fully interactivity for all participants via the virtual conferencing platform.

When will the program and speakers be announced?

The draft Program is now online here >

We will keep you updated whenever we have any new developments. 

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2020 Conference Sponsors & Partners

Major Partner

Media Partner

abc radio sydney logo

Platinum Sponsor

tba firefly logo

Gold Sponsors

warrior windows logo

Silver Sponsor

aws windows logo

Bronze Sponsors

design matters logo

Event Partner

fpaa logo

Event Supporters


More information

For more information about the Conference or for media enquiries, please contact Agnes Zalan on 0418 147 831 or email