OCTOBER 23-25, 2019


The 5th annual Australian Bushfire Building Conference is 2019’s essential event for building, planning and associated professionals living and working in Australia’s bushfire-prone areas.

What to expect in 2019

  • Expert speakers in bushfire research, planning, design, building & regulations
  • Pre-Conference Field Trip and Workshops
  • Lots of opportunities to earn CPD points
  • Networking with industry at conference reception and dinner
  • and much more

Who attends?

  • Architects and building designers
  • Builders and landscapers
  • Urban Planners
  • Engineers
  • Bushfire Consultants
  • Fire safety industry
  • Agencies and industry organisations
  • Researchers and regulators
  • Other professionals in related areas


About the Conference


October 23-25, 2019


Blue Mountains, NSW

Our Partners

Major Partner

nsw rfs logo

Strategic Sponsor

Event Partner

FPA Australia logo

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors

wood solutions logo
Dincel logo

Fire Testing Sponsor

Bronze Sponsors


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Latest News

Field Trip Program Revealed

The program for the Pre-Conference Field Trip on Wednesday October 23 (the day before the Conference) has now been revealed. The Field Trip, led by ECOdesign architect Nigel Bell, will address the question – how can we meet bushfire requirements in high/extreme bushfire risk areas (BAL-40, BAL-FZ) while achieving our sustainability and liveability ideals? The trip 

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Lessons from the 1957 Leura Bushfire

90% of homes destroyed by bushfires were ignited by flying embers. These embers can travel for many kilometers. A dramatic example of this was the December 2, 1957 bushfire that destroyed 170 homes in Leura and Wentworth Falls. The graphic below, created by Katoomba Leura Rural Fire Brigade, shows the homes lost in Leura: Blue 

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Build with timber in a bushfire-prone area? Yes, you can.

With bushfire season approaching, thoughts turn to designing and building to minimise the potential risk of damage to homes in areas that may be affected. While some people imagine that doing so would preclude the use of wood and wood products, this is not the case. Timber framing and wood products can be used for 

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