ESF brings people together through events designed to harness and grow the collective wisdom and strength of the sector in relation to emergency management and mental health and wellbeing.

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Mental Health Matters

ESF has been funded by the State Government to host a program of Mental Health Matters workshops for volunteers in locations statewide.

Emergency Management Conference

EMC is a fixture on Victoria’s emergency management calendar, providing a program relevant to the changing needs of a broad range of local agencies and their people both paid and volunteer.

Mental Health Showcase

ESF will be hosting a Mental Health Showcase in 2023 to bring together peers and managers from across the sector nationwide with an interest in sharing ideas about how they are addressing the psychological risk factors common in emergency service work places and building more mentally healthy workplaces.

Tony's Trek Side by Side 2024

In 2022 emergency service workers trekked Side-by-Side on the notorious Kokoda Track. In 2023 Tony's Trek covered 1500kms in Victoria in 50 days. In 2024 we will continue the journey together with Tony's Trek Side by Side, aiming higher and heading to Everest Base Camp.

Insight Conversations

ESF aims to host regular online Insight Conversations where it brings people together to foster innovation and good practice through knowledge sharing. Subject matter experts provide insight on a topic of relevance to the emergency management sector.

Better Together Luncheon

Join ESF and representatives from 14 Victorian emergency service agencies and business supporters at the inaugural ESF Better Together luncheon.

Wellbeing Woof Walk

Bring your pooch and your family and join your colleagues from across the sector to enjoy nature, dogs and social connection - a great recipe for self care.

Sitting with the Grief of Others Webinar

First responders don't always recognise their reaction to loss as grief. Register now to join us to explore grief and ways to support yourself and others.

Psychologically Preparing for Challenging Times

This interactive event hosted by the Emergency Services Foundation as part of Workplace Mental Health Month will give you access to experts’ insight and the opportunity to discuss the question of psychological preparedness in small groups with colleagues from across the sector.

International Women's Day

ESF has been funded by the State Government to host events to celebrate and inspire women across the sector.