Safer Communities Roadshow

September 5 -14, 2023
VIC | NSW | QLD | SA | WA | NZ

Event Overview

As we journey beyond COVID, digital services will Australian and New Zealand communities are experiencing a period of great adjustment and now more than ever it is important government agencies work together to ensure public safety and collaborative emergency response.

Covid-19, crime, natural disasters, cyber threats and the increasing risk of terrorism are just some of the challenges community leaders are facing. With areas of rapid population redistribution adding to the difficulty of predicting resource allocation, up to date emergency preparedness and innovative methods of incident response are crucial to mitigating risk and protecting the public.

Discover best practice and advancing methods of response and preparedness by attending Public Sector Network’s complimentary Safer Communities Roadshow 2023. Across six major cities, each state specific programme will showcase key projects, and provide an opportunity to network and collaborate with leaders in the field.

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Benefits of Attending

Network with leaders in community safety and emergency
response to share best practice and discuss techniques to address
upcoming challenges

Learn about the latest methods in crime prevention, emergency
response planning, disaster management and community
resilience procedures

Discover new technologies aiding leaders in emergency
preparedness and incident response

Hear case studies from leaders across the country who are
implementing innovative strategies to protect the public and keep
communities safe

Your 2022 Inspiring Speakers

NSW – 10 MayVIC – 11 MayQLD – 12 MayNZ – 19 May

Chair: Terrance Farley
Chief Superintendent,
Fire and Rescue NSW

Leyla Craig
Disability Inclusion and Engagement Officer,
Fire and Rescue NSW

Kate Faith
Senior Fire Fighter,
Fire and Rescue NSW

Michael Jay
Fire and Rescue NSW

Katie Moulton
Deputy Incident Controller – COVID,
NSW State Emergency

Jackson Fogerty
Regional Sales Manager,
Axon Public Safety

Julian Fox
Digital Transformation Director – Public Safety,
Fujitsu Australia

Nicholas Read
Detective Superintendent,
Australian Federal Police

Brett Hamill
Fire and Rescue Victoria

Nicole Ashworth
Acting Executive Director – Emergency Communication Services,

Andrew Crisp APM
Emergency Management Commissioner,
Emergency Management Victoria

Dean Pattinson
Director – People and Culture,
Ambulance Victoria

Jackson Fogerty
Regional Sales Manager,
Axon Public Safety

Julian Fox
Digital Transformation Director – Public Safety,
Fujitsu Australia

Chair: Colin Briggs
Detective Acting Chief Superintendent – Crime,
Queensland Police Service

Andrew Gillies
Detective Inspector- Director Corruption Operations,
Crime and Corruption Commission

Andrew Short
Assistant Commissioner,
Queensland Fire and
Emergency Services

Brian Smith
Queensland Rural Fire Service

Rhys Wildman
Acting Chief Superintendent,
Queensland Police

Leonie Steyger
Detective Acting Superintendent,
Queensland Police

Chair: James Dowle
Partner, Management Consulting,
KPMG New Zealand

Adam Mood
Deputy Director Emergency
Ministry of Health

Julia Smith
Manager, Intelligence Fusion Team
New Zealand Police Force

Claire Carrutthers
Executive Director Fundraising
and Communications,
Wellington Free

Commander Jeff Maunder
District Manager BOP/UAS
Capability Manager USAR,
Fire and Emergency New Zealand

Michael de Beer
Solutions Director Asia
NICE Public Safety

Tony Evans
KPMG New Zealand

Julian Fox
Digital Transformation Director – Public Safety,
Fujitsu Australia

2022 Key Sessions

Keynote 1Keynote 2Panel DiscussionConcurrent Roundtables
  • NSW: Innovative Approach – Disability Inclusion in Emergency Response
  • VIC: Innovative Initiatives – Leading Strategies in Safety and Preparedness
  • QLD: Leadership Now – Evaluating, Revising and Resetting the Emergency Sector’s Approach to Leadership
  • NZ: The Art of Problem Solving and Planning in the Emergency Management
  • NSW | VIC | QLD | NZ: Uncertainty, Complexity and Community Expectation in Emergency Response

Understanding Potential Risks to Prioritise, Adapt and Build Resilience

  • What are our greatest risks – what are the warning signs?
  • How to prioritise the greatest threats to your community
  • Adapting to change – when to shift your focus
  • What does preparedness look like – implementing strategies for resilience

Roundtable 1: Collaborative and Efficient Emergency Response to Enhance Incident Management (NSW/VIC/NZ)

Roundtable 2: Leveraging situational awareness technology for more effective interagency incident and disaster response (NSW/VIC)

Roundtable 2:  Innovation in Communication, Planning and Proficiency to Strengthen Community Safety (NZ)

Event Locations

Novotel Sydney Darling Square
17 Little Pier St, Darling Harbour NSW 2000

Pullman Melbourne Albert Park
65 Queens Rd, Albert Park VIC 3004

Onlive via Microsoft Teams

KPMG Wellington
10 Customhouse Quay,
Wellington Central, Wellington 6011

Your Registration

Live Presentations

Hear from public sector leaders about the latest trends and explore how to instantly apply these insights and gaining unique perspectives


An opportunity to engage with your peers from across the state in dedicated networking sessions, interactive roundtable discussions and meal breaks

Technology Solutions

Hear  from leading solutions providers in the government space as they explore key technologies to improve citizen services


Receive on-demand access to session content on the complimentary Public Sector Network social learning platform

What Your Peers Had to Say

“Interesting and well presented event”
Department Of Defence – Capability Acquisition & Sustainment Group

“Excellent sessions with impressive and knowledgeable presenters”
Victoria Police

“The sessions were very valuable”
Department of Justice, Tasmania