2018 Gold Coast



The 2018 FMA National Conference was held at Gold Coast, Queensland from 29 May to 1 June 2018 at the Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre.


City of Gold Coast Council has been a regular participant in FMA Conferences for many years, and has very significant flood challenges.


Delegates would recall that City of Gold Coast won the 2014 FMA-NRMA Insurance Flood Risk Management Project of the Year Award for its Hinze Dam Stage III Post Mitigation Flood Policy.


This Award was accepted by Dr Hamid Mirfenderesk, Coordinator Natural Hazards, who was also awarded the Harold Sternbeck Medal for the best paper and presentation at the 2014 Conference, titled Flood Mitigation Works and Planning Levels, a Policy Rethink; Gold Coast Experience.


The Conference included informative field trips, exciting networking opportunities and social functions, and outstanding speakers and presentations in the famous Gold Coast setting.


Building on the experiences of our 2013, 2015 and 2017 National Conferences, the expertise of our Professional Conference Organisers East Coast Conferences,  and the local knowledge and enthusiasm of Council representatives, delegates were pleased with another outstanding National Conference in 2018.


Download the 2018 FMA National Conference Program and Abstract Book.


If you are a current FMA Member, or part of an FMA Member organisation, you can now access the Conference papers, posters and presentations from the Gold Coast. Find them in the Members' Section (if you haven't registered for the Members' Section, you can by contacting us).