The Victorian Government is working to restore Victoria as a national and international leader on climate change action.


Join delegates from across government, industry, academia and the community to:

  • hear from practitioners involved in the transformation of adaptation planning and practice in Australia 

  • explore the drivers and barriers for effective and equitable adaptation 

  • share ideas and get practical advice on ways to meet the challenges and act on the opportunities of climate change 

Doug Parsons

Director of America Adapts Media and host of America Adapts – The Climate Change Podcast

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Jill Fagan

Manager Water Sector Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation, Victorian Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning

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Dave Putland

Acting Manager of Science and Reporting, Climate Change Policy branch in the Queensland Department of Environment and Science

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Julie Harris

Executive Officer at Environment Education Victoria

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Wendy Steele

Associate Professor in Cities, Sustainability and Planning with the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT Melbourne

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Jon Barnett

Professor in the School of Geography at The University of Melbourne

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Rob Turk

Australasia Sustainability and Climate Change Leader, Arup

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Rohan Hamden

Director of XDI: The Cross Dependency Initiative

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Kirsty Bauer

Case Manager - VIC, ACT and Operations Manager, Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia

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Bridget Tehan

Senior Policy Analyst, Emergency Management, Victorian Council of Social Service

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Bronwyn Gresham

Clinical psychologist and volunteer with Psychology for a Safe Climate 

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Thank you for your interest in attending the Adaptation Sector Summit.  Unfortunately places are now full and registration has now closed 

Crown Melbourne

Located in the heart of Southbank, the 2018 Adaptation Sector Summit.  Walking distance from luxurious accommodation, 5-star restaurants and many of Southbank's main attractions we trust that your experience at the Crown Melbourne will be great.

Please book your accommodation through the Climate Adaptation 2018 registration portal

For more information on accommodation please click here

The Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning is leading the implementation of the Victorian Government's world-leading Climate Change Act 2017. Along with a legislated target of net zero emissions by 2050, the Act sets out a system-based approach to adaptation that requires the development of five-yearly Adaptation Action Plans from 2021 for the built environment, education, health and human services, natural environment, primary production, transport, and water cycle systems to ensure Victoria is climate-ready.

The 2018 Adaptation Sector Summit, hosted and sponsored by the Department, is a key commitment in Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020. The summit aims to bring together individuals and organisations from each system to identify common challenges and solutions and is an important step in preparing for the introduction of Adaptation Action Plans.

For more information about the Climate Change Act 2017 and Victoria’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan 2017-2020 please visit