bushfire conference session

Now in its sixth year, the Australian Bushfire Building Conference is the only event of its type for professionals involved in the planning, designing, building, landscaping, consulting, regulating, and certifying of buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

The theme for the Conference in 2020 is Stronger and Smarter – Lesson Learnt.

In 2020 the event will go ahead as a virtual conference with a live conference to be added if health regulations allow. 

Stay in touch with the latest regulations, best practices and technology, join field trips and workshops, earn CPD points and connect with others in your industry and related fields.

Together we’re building stronger and more resilient communities.

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Virtual Conference: September 17, 2020

Live Conference: September 16-18, 2020 (pending health regulations)


Fairmont Resort, Leura, Blue Mountains NSW


Virtual Conference: $200 + GST

Live Conference: $380 + GST

Optional Pre-Conference Field Trip and a BPAD Round Table will be run if conditions allow. More information on the Program page >

Who should attend?


Building Designers


Urban Planners







Emergency Services


Conference Program

Visit the Program page which will be updated regularly as speakers and topics are announced.

Sep 16
  • Pre-Conference activities
  • (if COVID regulations allow)

  • BPAD Round Table

  • or
  • Field Trip
  • Times to be confirmed

  • Welcome Reception

  • Fairmont Resort: 5pm - 7pm
Sep 17
  • Live and Virtual Conference
  • (Live Conference if COVID regulations allow)

  • Fairmont Resort: 9am - 5pm

  • Conference Dinner

  • Fairmont Resort: 6pm - 10pm
Sep 18
  • Live Conference only
  • (if COVID regulations allow)

  • Fairmont Resort: 9am - 12pm

Conference Details

Conference Venue

Fairmont Resort, Leura, in the Blue Mountains NSW.

Conference Program


View details of the Conference Program for both days.

Conference Speakers


View a list of all currently confirmed Conference speakers.

Accommodation Options


View options in and near the Conference venue.


Getting to the Conference


How to get here by car, train or airport shuttle.


Earn CPD Points

Earn points with HIA, MBA, FPAA, AIBS, AIA, BDAA, PIA

Feedback from 2019 Conference

``The calibre of presenters was excellent with an interesting combination of academics, policy makers and practitioners.``
2019 Conference Delegate
``Great opportunity to see the practical application of bushfire planning & construction to real life situations as well as networking with fellow practitioners.``
2019 Conference Delegate
``The conference was very well organised and with relevant and interesting topics. Good place to connect science, policy and industry.``
2019 Conference Delegate

2020 Conference Sponsors

Platinum Sponsor

Event Partner

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Event Supporters