NCQ is working to strengthen relationships between our sector and the disaster management sector while raising awareness of the value and role of Neighbourhood and Community Centres in place-based disaster resilience work.

As part of this work, NCQ has been successful in obtaining Category C QLD Flood Funding to host a ‘Growing Resilience Forum’. The purpose of the forum is to strengthen relationships, shared understanding and collaboration of the disaster management sector and its systems across Queensland. The forum will include:

  • A Neighbourhood Centre Growing Resilience Morning Workshop. This is a great opportunity to meet others who work at Neighbourhood Centres and support their community through disasters.
  • Lunch and afternoon Forum with NCCs and representatives from the broader disaster management sector.
  • The official launch of the QLD Neighbourhood Centres Strategy for Disaster Resilience 2023 – 2026
  • Networking opportunities

When: Monday, July 10, 10.00am – 6.00pm
Where: RAVC Royal Pines, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia
Cost: Free to attend (including lunch, afternoon tea & grazing platters)

Register for the Growing Resilience Forum

Download the Forum Flyer & Program for Neighbourhood Centres

Conference Discount and Sponsorships

Participants of the Growing Resilience Forum are eligible to a 20% discount on registrations for the Disaster and Emergency Management Conference (DEMC) for Australia and New Zealand, 11-12 July 2023 at the same venue. The discount code is available on the Growing Resilience Forum registration confirmation email.

View key details about the Disaster & Emergency Management Conference including how Neighbourhood and Community Centres can apply for sponsored tickets.

For all enquiries, please contact Natasha Odgers at


This event has been jointly funded by the Australian and Queensland governments under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.