The Australian Bushfire Building Conference is an annual event for industry professionals with a focus on planning and building in bushfire-prone areas.

It brings together architects, designers, bushfire consultants, builders, emergency services, certifiers, planners, researchers, regulators and suppliers with a range of sessions, workshops, field trips and networking events to help Australia build a better, stronger and more resilient community.

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


In 2013 the Blue Mountains suffered from tragic losses as a result of bushfires. In response, BMEE organised the first Bushfire Building Conference, held in 2015.

In 2016, BMEE was the winner of the NSW Resilient Australia Award (Business), presented by the NSW government, and won the Economic Development Australia Award in the event category for its work on the Bushfire Conference. This success, coupled with the industry feedback the first Conference received, ensured the Conference would become an annual event.

Since 2015 it has grown in size and focus, from being Blue Mountains-centric at the outset, to its current national focus. 

Community Day

[Update – unfortunately in 2020 the public Community Day has been cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions.]

The free public Community Day is held the Saturday after the industry-only Conference and includes a public Forum, Marketplace/Expo and lots of family-friendly activities. 


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September 16-18, 2020


Cancelled in 2020

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