Now in its eighth 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 certification of buildings in bushfire-prone areas.

This year’s theme is Building Partnerships for Change and the conference will be held at the Fairmont Resort and Spa from 14-16 September 2022.

The event is presented by Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE), a not-for-profit organisation for economic development in the Blue Mountains in partnership with Blue Mountains City Council.

Located in the picturesque Blue Mountains region

Following 2021’s virtual event, we’re thrilled to be returning to an in-person event – held at the Fairmont Resort & Spa in the Blue Mountains.

The Fairmont Resort is a Blue Mountains icon and provides everything for a comfortable stay for delegates and their partners. With stunning views, bushwalks surrounding the resort and Leura Golf Course a short walk away there is something for everyone to enjoy during their stay.

History of the Australian Bushfire Building Conference

In 2013 we saw devastating and tragic losses due to the bushfires raging through New South Wales, particularly in the Blue Mountains region. In response, BMEE organised the first Bushfire Building Conference, held in 2015.

In 2016, Blue Mountains Economic Enterprise (BMEE) was the awarded the NSW Resilient Australia Award, which was presented by the New South Wales Government. The awards are a national program that recognises and rewards initiatives which strengthen community disaster resilience.

BMEE also won the Economic Development Australia Award for its work on the Australian Bushfire Building Conference.

Both awards recognise the Bushfire Building Conference’s role that the event has played in strengthening the community.

Since its inception, the event has not only grown in size, but also in focus. From being Blue Mountains-centric at the outset, to its current national focus. This means that more people can attend from all over the country.

Past Australian Bushfire Building Conference events

Following the devastating bushfires of 2019/2020, the 2020 Australian Bushfire Building Conference was held as a hybrid event. It was also the first of many virtual events, held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Our 2021 conference was planned as a hybrid event for August 2021, however due to nationwide lockdowns, the event had to be postponed until November 2021. Unfortunately, due to restrictions not lifting, the event had to be changed to a virtual event.

The last time the event was held in as a fully in-person conference was in 2019. That is why we are extremely excited to finally come together this year in person to discuss ideas.

We’re looking forward to truly implementing this year’s theme and building partnerships for change in the industry.

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14 - 16 September 2022


15 - 16 September 2022


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