ACEFA Conference

Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness (ACEFA) Conference

ACEFA 2022: Compassion. Grit. Innovation

The Australian Community Engagement and Fire Awareness (ACEFA) Conference is a hybrid event, both face-to-face and online, for community engagement practitioners.

The theme for this year is ‘Compassion. Grit. Determination – Engaging with our communities when times are tough’. The focus of ACEFA 2022 is on the period between August 2019 and May 2022.

Since the late 1990s, ACEFA has been hosted by the NSW Rural Fire Service to inspire, encourage and interrogate best practice in fire awareness and bush fire preparedness.

Volunteer and employed community engagement practitioners from the emergency services, government and the private sectors come together to share knowledge, experiences and better understand the strengths and resilience with our communities.

We welcome participation from around Australia and overseas. ACEFA 2022 will be held face-to-face and online from Thursday 26 – Saturday 28 May 2022 at the Newcastle Exhibition and Conference Centre (NEX).

We are currently calling for abstracts.

Hosted by the NSW Rural Fire Service, the ACEFA Conference is proudly sponsored by the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (NSW RFSA) and the City of Newcastle.

For more information visit https://nswrfs.eventsair.com/acefa2022 or email the team at acefa.conference@rfs.nsw.gov.au.

We look forward to seeing you in Newcastle.