Women and Firefighting Australasia Conference 2018

'Looking forward, looking back;
Shaping the New Norm'

The Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) Conference 2018 will be held from 26th - 28th of September 2018 in Wellington at the Te Papa Conference Centre.

Attendance at this conference will give you access to a host of excellent and informative presentations, hands-on workshops, mentoring and career advice. It will give you a chance to network and connect with others across Australasia and offer you the chance to develop relationships both within and across fire and emergency services. 

Via this page you'll be able to find out delegate information (venue, dress code and what's provided by WAFA), information about the Gala dinner and welcome drinks, as well as information on the fantastic presenters and presentations and how you can secure your ticket to attend. 

Put those dates into your calendar, this will be a Conference not to be missed!

Our Sponsors

WAFA 2018 is proudly supported by the following sponsors:

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Silver Sponsors


Corporate Sponsors and Partners


Conference Program

The Conference Program has been released! Featuring Keynote Speakers Alex Johnson, Assistant Fire Chief of South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, Kelly Martin, Fire and Aviation Manager at Yosemite National Park, and Commissioner Katarina Carroll of Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, the program boasts a fantastic range of speakers, workshop facilitators, and hands on training options to help us shape the new norm for our sector.

The conference program can be downloaded here.

Conference Registration



Eventbrite - WAFA Conference 2018

Got a group to book? No problem! EventBrite now allows group registration. Having trouble? Click here to submit your delegates and we'll invoice you.

Accommodation Options

Accommodation in Wellington starts from NZ$169 per person per night.

WAFA has been able to secure the following special offers:

Mercure Abel Tasman Hotel - email: resmgr@primehotels.co.nz $169
Grand Mercure Central City Appt - email: resmgr@primehotels.co.nz $169 
Park Hotel - email: groups@parkhotel.nz $169 
Liberty Hotel - email: groups@parkhotel.nz from $189 

To access these rates please reference the WAFA Conference at time of booking.

Please note that rooms may be limited and rates are available at the supplier's discretion.

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