NCQ is promoting the QLD Neighbourhood Centres sector through the sponsorship of the 2023 Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (DEMC). DEMC is the only Australian & New Zealand event which brings together a cross sector mix of defence, emergency services, business, and community services at a leadership level. The Conference aims to zone in on the current challenges and future predictions of the sector to promote inter-agency collaboration and unity.

The DEMC will occur directly after the Growing Resilience Forum and a 20% discount is available for those who attended the Growing Resilience Forum. Use the code found on the Growing Resilience Registration form to receive the discount. When registering, you can also seek accommodation at the conference venue and the Conference Events Manager will follow up with you.

A number of sponsored places have also been made available:

  • 15 sponsored places for representatives of Neighbourhood and Communities Centres to attend the Disaster and Emergency Management Conference. This includes full conference registration (worth over $1000 each), 2 nights accommodation and reimbursement of travel
  • 5 sponsored e-delegate registrations (worth over $400 each) for Neighbourhood and Community Centre teams can view presentations online.

Applications for sponsored places for Neighbourhood and Community Centres are now open until May 29. The selection criteria will give preference to people from rural and remote areas and First Nations staff and volunteers. The application form is quick and easy to fill in. It requests contact details, dietary requirements, a brief summary of what work your Centre is (or has been) doing towards disaster resilience and your topics of interest for the Forum.

When: Tuesday, July 11 – Wednesday July 12
Where: RAVC Royal Pines, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Apply for a sponsored ticket here

Register for a non-sponsored ticket here

View the DEMC Program

For any enquiries please contact Natasha Odgers:

The Growing Resilience Forum and Conference sponsorship (including sponsored registrations) has been jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.