Forestry Australia’s 2024 Fire Summit

2024 Fire Summit | Prescribed fire: Exploring science, culture and practice

Australia is one of the world’s most wildfire prone countries, with wildfires severely impacting our environment, communities and economy. This is exacerbated by climate change and social change. What is working, what isn’t, and what do we need to do differently?

Managers of public and private land are seeking responsible and effective fire management strategies of which prescribed fire and cultural burning practices can play an essential component. Forestry Australia’s Fire Summit will review and discuss cultural fire practices, evidence from recent wildfires, fire science, lived experience and current prescribed fire practices.

The Fire Summit will also look to the future and consider more effective use of prescribed fire, health impacts of fire and smoke and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and forest scientists can encourage two-way capacity building to support healthy and resilient forests.

Event Details:

Dates: Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June 2024

Location: Melbourne Connect, The University of Melbourne

Time: Day One, 8:30am – 5:30pm; Day Two, 9:00am – 5:00pm
Dinner: Wednesday 26 June, 6:30pm – 9:00pm

Fire Summit Speakers:

Forestry Australia is delighted to confirm that the following speakers are participating in the 2024 Fire Summit.

  • A/Prof Lauren Bennett, The University of Melbourne
  • Courtney Bertram, Victorian Office of Bushfire Risk Management
  • Paul de Mar, GHD
  • Dr Pep Turner, Tasmania Fire Service

Registration Details:

Member registration: $545
Non-member registration: $795
Full-time student member registration: $70

Registrations close Friday 14 June. For more details, visit the Fire Summit website.