Neil BibbyThe Emergency Management Conference (EMC) the annual gathering for emergency management professionals from police, emergency services and recovery organisations, local, state and federal  governments, community groups and industry. With 500 or more delegates attending each year, EMC is also one of the biggest events of its type.

The Emergency Services Foundation was established following the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. It operates as a trust to provide immediate support to the families of emergency service personnel
killed or injured in the line of duty. The Foundation also provides educational scholarships to EM volunteers and career staff and conducts support activities such as the EMC conference to increase the understanding of the key issues that challenge emergency service personnel.

I wish to thank the Victorian Government for continuing its substantial contribution to the ESF scholarship fund specifically to make extra study scholarships and professional development activities available to Victorian volunteers. This is an extremely far-sighted initiative by the State of Victoria and is bringing much value to the volunteer sector.

I am sure that delegates will be delighted with the quality of the speakers, and the breadth of topics being presented. There will also be a substantial trade expo showcasing the latest in equipment and services for emergency services.

I am looking forward to EMC 2017, and hope to see you at the Pullman Albert Park, Melbourne in July 2017.

Neil Bibby AFSM
Emergency Services Foundation



pullmanThe conference returns to The Pullman Albert Park. It is one of Melbourne’s top corporate venues and is located on Queens Road, overlooking picturesque Albert Park Lake, home of the Australian F1 Grand Prix.


The Pullman and adjoining Mercure Hotels are offering special accommodation rates for EMC.

The Pullman - Standard Room $235 per night

Mercure - Premium Room $215 per night, Standard Room $175 per night

Includes Complimentary Wi Fi. Breakfast may be added at the time of booking. Special rate $25 per head per day (normally $36.50). Rooms are subject to availability and must be guaranteed with a credit card at the time of booking.


Book directly with the hotel.  Telephone: 1800 633 888 and quote  ‘2018 Emergency Management Conference’ or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



dinnerThe EMC Conference Dinner is on Tuesday 10th July at the Pullman Albert Park.

Conference delegates are invited to attend and may order tickets, at additional cost, on the registration form. 

Registration will re-open in 2018



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