2023 Program

(In development)

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

Tuesday 21 February

Day One

Plenary Sessions: 2022 Fire Season

  • Welcome to Country

  • Keynote Address

  • Fire Weather in 2022 and Outlook for 2023: Bureau of Meteorology

  • North Australia Fire Information Service: Report back on 2022 Fire Season across north Australia

  • Fire practitioners report back on the 2022 Fire Season

    • Fire in the Top End: Updates from your experience of the 2022 fire season

    • Fire in Cape York: Updates from your experience of the 2022 fire season

    • Fire in the Kimberley: Updates from your experience of the 2022 fire season

  • Panel: Climate Change and Fire Management

  • Panel: How does the past inform our future? Fire Ecology, Biocultural Knowledge and Biodiversity

  • Closing Address Day 1

Networking Drinks and Canapes: Darwin Trailer Boat Club

Wednesday 22 February

Day Two

Plenary: Opportunities & Challenges

  • Opening Address Day 2

  • Panel: Identifying Indigenous career pathways in savanna fire management

  • Panel: Engaging in emerging carbon and biodiversity markets

  • Closing Address Day 2

  • Fire Songs


Concurrent Session 1

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

  • Health Impacts of Smoke from Fire

  • Women and Fire Talking Circle

Concurrent Session 2

  • Deeper dive: Monitoring and measuring benefits of savanna fire management

  • Knowledge Sharing through the Indigenous Carbon Industry Network

  • Fire Stories Circle

Concurrent Session 3

  • Fire from Space: NAFI and the Australian Space Agency

  • To be confirmed

  • Fire Songs Circle


  • Visual Art Workshop

Thursday 23 February

Day Three

Side Events


  • Deeper dive: Savanna fire management carbon methods (CER)

  • Fire Management Skills – training session

  • NAFI spatial tools for fire management training workshop (NAFI)

Each year the Savanna Fire Forum completely sells out, so we urge you to
register for the forum at your earliest convenience to avoid disappointment.