Addressing the tensions:

Are we getting the balance right?

November 1 - 3, 2021


The Australian Bushfire Building Conference was hosted on the OnAIR virtual conference platform.

A registered email address and App PIN is all you need to access the session recordings from the event.



The 2021 Australian Bushfire Building Conference was hosted virtually on 1-3 November 2021. 

The 2021 Australian Bushfire Building Conference is the annual must-attend event for building industry professionals, researchers and planners to learn from bushfire building experts in the field, network with one another and keep up-to-date with the latest research, regulations, and technologies.

The theme in 2021 is “Addressing the tensions: Are we getting the balance right?

This year the 7th annual conference will be a virtual event delivered via OnAIR, a dedicated online conference platform.

Delegates are encouraged to attend to network with like-minded professionals, take part in important discussions and experience the collective wisdom of other industry professionals.

Access to session recordings:

Virtual Conference (from 2-3 November 2021):  $165

BPAD Forum (from 1 November 2021): $165




View the Conference Program


About the Conference

Virtual Event

What is a virtual conference?

Frequently Asked Questions

What does it cost to register?

Registration costs:

Access to session recordings: $150 + gst


What if I need to cancel?

Our Cancellation Policy is as follows:

Virtual Event Registrations:

  • Can be cancelled by 15 October 2021 without penalty
  • After 15 October 2021 a 20% admin fee applies

Live Event Registrations:

If switching to the virtual event, we’ll fully refund the difference between the Live and Virtual event costs if cancelled before 15 October 2021. Cancellations after this time will be accepted on a case by case basis and we’ll endeavour to refund the full difference if it’s due to new COVID related restrictions within that time frame.

If you need to cancel the Live event registration and can’t attend the Virtual event:

  • Can be cancelled by 15 October 2021 without penalty
  • After 15 October 2021 a 50% cancellation fee applies

When and how can I access the OnAIR Virtual Portal?

The OnAIR virtual conference portal is a browser based application. A link to the portal website will be available on the home page of the conference website.

Registered delegates will receive their login details and a link to the virtual conference portal after 1pm on Friday, 29 October. To login you’ll need the e-mail address you have registered with and a PIN number.

The virtual conference portal is best viewed on a PC/Laptop or Mac. It is not suitable for smart phones.

Check that your browser’s settings are correct here.

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, laptop or Mac. The virtual portal is not suitable for smart phones.

The OnAIR conference portal is optimised for the Chrome browser. (Internet Explorer will not work with the OnAIR conference portal)

A webcam and microphone is required.

Check that your browser’s settings are correct here.

Can I access to virtual portal after the event?

Yes, the virtual conference portal will be open to all registered attendees after the event. You will be able to view all session recordings until 31 December 2021. (an extension to this date is possible)

How will I get CPD points for attending the virtual event?

After the conference date, all registered delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance if they have logged into the conference portal and attended the sessions.

During the virtual conference, a session is considered attended if you join/enter within the first 5 minutes of the starting time and stay in the session till the end (or leave within the last 5 minutes of the session). 

If you are viewing the sessions at a later date, a Certificate of Attendance is provided for the sessions that have been viewed in full. Please advise Agnes Zalan on when you have finished viewing all the sessions.

How many CPD points can I get?

The following organisations will provide CPD points:

  • BDAA – 6 points for a full day, 3 points for half day
  • AIBS – 1 Type B point per hour
  • Panning Institute of Australia
  • Fire Protection Association of Australia


When will the program and speakers be announced?

The Draft conference program is now available: Conference Program

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2021 Conference Sponsors & Partners

Major Partner

Media Partner

abc radio sydney logo

Event Partner

fpaa logo

Platinum Sponsor

tba firefly

Gold Sponsors

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

More information

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