Abstract submissions have now closed. Late submissions can be emailed to

The theme for the 2019 conference is “A National Call to Action: Making Australia Flood Safe“, which will focus on bringing together various partners and sharing of great research and ideas to set a clear and compelling vision, mission and priorities for the flood community of Australia.

The Conference will focus on the following topic areas:


  • Communicating flood hazard and risk
  • Modelling
  • Flood prediction and warning
  • Land use planning
  • Infrastructure projects
  • Climate adaptation
  • Flood policy, guidance and best practice
  • Social and cultural aspects
  • Emergency preparedness and management
  • Recoveryo Flood stories & case studies
  • National collaboration and coordination
  • Environmental aspects

Full Presentation Papers

If you wish to provide a 25 Minute Presentation you must provide a paper or an extended abstract before the conference.

Papers will be published electronically on the Floodplain Management Australia website, Members’ Section, following the conclusion of the conference. They will be publically available 12 months after the Conference. Guidelines on Full Paper submission will be distributed if your abstract is accepted. The deadline for Full Paper submission is Friday 26th April 2019.

Presentations will be published on the Floodplain Management Australia website following the conclusion of the conference.

Optional Peer Review Evaluation

As an additional option for authors where publishing is an important element, Full Papers can be submitted for peer review refereeing by Friday 15th February 2019. Authors will be advised of acceptance and/or any changes needed by Friday 22nd March 2019. Acceptance of abstracts for conference presentation does not depend on submission for peer review.

If you would like to take have your full paper peer reviewed, please type “Peer Review” in additional comments when submitting your abstract.