2024 Brisbane

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The Conference will be held at Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre from 21 – 24 May 2024.

The FMA Conference has been held annually for over 60 years and is the most respected flood risk management event held in Australia.

The theme of the Conference is Floods in a Changing Climate, which will focus on keeping flood risk management a high priority when seasonal forecasts are for below average rainfall, and flooding patterns change as the climate warms. 

The Conference is for anyone interested in making our communities more flood safe. It will bring together over 350 flood professionals and community members with interests in flood risk management. Attendees will include Commonwealth, State and Local Government representatives, research organisations and education providers as well as consultants, engineers, land-use planners, emergency responders and community volunteer organisations.

The Conference will include outstanding Australian and International speakers, plenary and concurrent presentations, a Local Government Councillors’ session, field trips addressing floodplain issues in Brisbane and surrounding areas, as well as great networking events. Optional Conference workshops on topical issues will be held on the Tuesday.

We are currently looking for a range of high-quality presentations from across Australia, and overseas, dealing with riverine, overland and flash flooding, and coastal inundation. The content can be technical or non-technical to suit our varied audience, so you don't need to be a 'flood expert' to provide a presentation. The practical experiences of Councillors, flood committee members and community representatives can be of real value to fellow Conference attendees. 

Tertiary students studying floodplain management or natural disaster management and Young Floodplain Managers are particularly encouraged to participate and share their experiences.


Download the Call for Abstracts document. 

Call for Abstracts close 11 December 2024.


Registration details and information on Sponsorship/Exhibition can be found at floodplainconference.com.