2024 Fire Summit | Prescribed fire: Exploring science, culture and practice

Dates: Wednesday 26 & Thursday 27 June 2024

Melbourne Connect
700 Swanston St
The University of Melbourne
Parkville, VIC 3010

Day One: 8.30 am – 5.30 pm, followed by a Summit Dinner from 6.30 – 9.00pm
Day Two: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm

CPD Points: 10.00

Australia is one of the world’s most wildfire prone countries, with wildfires severely impacting our environment, communities and economy. This is exacerbated by climate change and social change. What is working, what isn’t, and what do we need to do differently?

Managers of public and private land are seeking responsible and effective fire management strategies of which prescribed fire and cultural burning practices can play an essential component. This Summit will review and discuss cultural fire practices, evidence from recent wildfires, fire science, lived experience and current prescribed fire practices. The Summit will also look to the future and consider more effective use of prescribed fire, health impacts of fire and smoke and how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and forest scientists can encourage two-way capacity building to support healthy and resilient forests.

Program & Speakers

For more information, click HERE.

To view a PDF of the program, click HERE.


Full registration (Member): $545

Full registration (Non-Member): $795

Day registration (Member): $345

Day registration (Non-Member): $495

Student member registration: $70
(Please note: Student registration is for full-time students only. Students may be asked to provide confirmation of enrolment.)

Please note:

  • All full registrations include attendance at Summit sessions, day catering and the Summit Dinner on Wednesday night. When you register, please indicate if you are planning to attend the Summit Dinner.
  • Day registrations include attendance and day catering for the booking date only, and do not include the Summit Dinner.
  • Payment (EFT or VISA/MasterCard) at the time of registration or an invoice can be requested (please note payment must be received within seven [7] days).
  • Registration prices include GST.
  • Organisers will produce a Delegate List which will include your name, organisation and state. If you do not wish to be included in this Delegate List please opt out when you register.
  • It is the responsibility of the delegate to secure their own accommodation.
  • Terms, Conditions and Cancellation Policy, as well as information on Safe Events, are listed below.


Sponsorship opportunities are now available. Click HERE for more information.


For more information, please contact:

Beth Martin
P: 03 7065 4252
E: hello@forestry.org.au

Terms, Conditions, Cancellation and Refund Policy

All cancellations must be received in writing to hello@forestry.org.au

Payment (EFT or VISA/MasterCard) at the time of registration or an invoice can be requested (please note payment must be received within seven [7] days).

Refund Policy
Refunds for any other reason will adhere to the following cancellation terms:


  • Cancellations on and before 60 days prior the Summit will be fully reimbursed.
  • Cancellations on or before 15 days prior to the Summit will incur a 50% cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations after 15 days prior to the Summit will receive no refund (please note that registration is transferable to another individual in this instance).

Forestry Australia does not accept any liability for losses incurred if the Summit is cancelled or postponed due to an unforeseen occurrence or any other occurrence that renders performance of this event inadvisable, illegal, impracticable, or impossible. An unforeseen occurrence shall include, but not be limited to; an Act of God, infectious disease outbreak, industrial disruptions, service provider failures, governmental restrictions and/or regulations, war or apparent act of war, terrorism or apparent act of terrorism, disaster, civil disorder, disturbance, and/or riots; curtailment, suspension, and/or restriction on transportation, or any other emergency.

Safe Events

Forestry Australia highly values your attendance at the 2024 Fire Summit and knows that you will share in our desire to ensure that all delegates have a positive experience. We are dedicated to providing this experience, where all staff and delegates are committed to maintaining the highest levels of behaviour including a zero-tolerance approach to unacceptable conduct. We welcome scientific debate, however, derogatory comments which may cause offence, as well as any form of inappropriate or unwelcome behaviour or other conduct, is unacceptable. These expectations also cover other venues which may be visited by delegates after the conclusion of a Forestry Australia event.

Delegates are expected to abide by Forestry Australia’s Code of Conduct https://www.forestry.org.au/code-of-conduct/ which is built around six pillars:

  1. Act with Integrity
  2. Always provide a high standard of service
  3. Treat others with respect
  4. Take responsibility
  5. Act in a way that promotes trust in the profession
  6. Have regard for sustainability throughout your work