Back for 2023!

The North Australia Savanna Fire Forum is back for 2023! After two years online due to Covid, the forum will once again be held face-to-face in Darwin with an exciting program that brings together experts from across the country to share knowledge and improve savanna fire management understanding and practice.

Each year the Forum attracts a sell-out audience of fire managers, Indigenous land managers, carbon industry practitioners, scientists, policy makers and other interested parties. In response to growing demand, in 2023 ICIN will host two events in 2023:

  • North Australian Savanna Fire Forum, 21-23 February, Darwin

  • 2023 National Indigenous Carbon Forum, 9-11 May, Queensland

Theme: Our Past Informs Our Future

Our 2023 theme is ‘Our Past informs our Future’, which picks up on the theme of the State of the Environment Report released in 2022. Locally and globally, the past is a rich source of useful information.

The 2023 Forum will focus on how experience, history, evidence, and case studies can be used to inform and empower decision-making in the savanna burning space. It will explore both traditional and mainstream forms of knowledge sharing within the network and beyond.

2023 Program is taking shape!

The 2023 Program will feature keynote speakers, plenary panels, and workshops including:

Presentations & Panels

Fire Weather in 2022 and Outlook for 2023 (presented by Bureau of Meteorology)

Report back on 2022 Fire Season across north Australia (presented by NAFI)

Fire practitioners report back on the 2022 Fire Season

Climate Change and Fire Management

How does the past inform our future? Fire ecology, biocultural knowledge and biodiversity

Identifying Indigenous career pathways in savanna fire management

Engaging in emerging carbon and biodiversity markets


Deeper dive: Identifying specialist roles and pathways within the savanna fire management sector

Health Impacts of Smoke from Fire

Women and Fire Talking Circle

Deeper dive: Monitoring and measuring benefits of savanna fire management

Knowledge Sharing through the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network (ICIN)

Fire Stories Circle

Fire from Space: NAFI and the Australian Space Agency

Fire Songs Circle

Visual Art Workshop

Side Events (Day 3)

Deeper dive: Savanna fire management carbon methods (presented by CER)

Fire Management Skills – training session

NAFI spatial tools for fire management training workshop (presented by NAFI)

Expressions of Interest

In response to feedback that attendees would like more opportunities to discuss particular issues affecting savanna fire management, this year’s program will include both plenary sessions and dedicated workshops. Expressions of Interest are now open for short (10min) presentations by ranger groups and other industry experts.

2023 Event Sponsorship

Enquiries Welcome