Neil BibbyThe Emergency Management Conference (EMC) is 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 2019.  

Neil Bibby AFSM
Emergency Services Foundation




Before 1st March 19


After 1st March 19


Full Delegate

Day 1 & 2



Full Delegate

Day 1 only



Full Delegate

Day 2 only




Day 1 & 2




Day 1 only




Day 2 only





Diversity Workshop Only
(incl. Full delegate & Day 2 delegate registrations) 

Day 2



Welcome Drinks 
(incl. Full delegate & Day 1 delegate registrations) 

Day 1



Conference Dinner

Day 1



*NB: all prices are quoted in Australia dollars and include 10% GST.


What's included in your registration?
         >>     Access to all program sessions across the duration of the conference or on your nominated day of attendance for a 1 day registration
         >>     Daily conference catering including; morning and afternoon tea and lunches

         >>     Day 1 & 2 or Day 1 only registrations include one ticket to the welcome drinks
         >>     Complimentary wireless internet access in the conference area

Registration Terms & Conditions

All cancellations must be in writing and sent to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have proceeded to register, and then changed your mind - please let us know within 48 hours of registering to avoid any cancellation fees.

Cancellations received prior to 26 April 2019 will be refunded minus a $120 cancellation fee. Cancellations received after this date are no longer refundable. Substitute delegates may be nominated at any time.


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 $220 per night, Standard Room $180 per night

Includes Complimentary Wi Fi. Breakfast may be added at the time of booking. A special rate of $25 per head per day (normally $35.00) for a full buffet breakfast in Windows Restaurant.
Please note, any breakfast booked on site will be charged at the normal price. 

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  ‘2019 Emergency Management Conference’ or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Check in: 2.00 pm (1400 hours)
Check out: 11.00 am (1100 hours)


dinnerThe EMC Conference Dinner is on Tuesday 28th May 2019 at the Pullman Melbourne Albert Park.

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




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