Disaster Preparedness - Building Capacity Across the Asia-Pacific

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Waterfront Room 1, Level 2, Darwin Convention Centre

10 Stokes Hill Rd, Darwin City NT 0800


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More than 16 years after the 2002 Bali bombings, Australia’s National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre (NCCTRC) in Darwin continues to demonstrate the importance of both geopolitical location and regional preparedness, particularly in the event of a natural or manmade disaster.

The NCCTRC is well situated at Australia’s natural gateway to Asia on the periphery of the notorious ‘Ring of Fire’. Before the centre’s establishment, Darwin and the Top End figured in a number of significant national events, none less than the first of many World War II bombings on 19 February 1942; the city’s levelling by Cyclone Tracy in 1974; and the unique strategic role of accommodating a ‘tent city’ following the 1999 Timor refugee evacuation. The decision in 2002 to use Darwin and the Royal Darwin Hospital as the retrieval, rescue, resuscitation and then repatriation hub for the more than 75 Australians injured in the Bali terrorist attack was a strategic success. This presentation will examine the north’s resilience and ongoing work to provide a regional soft-power lever in 2019.


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Delegates will need to arrange their own transport to and from this event.

Parking options include:

Kitchener Drive Multi-level car park - 11A Kitchener Dr

Jervois Road Car Park

West Lane Car Park

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please contact:

Ms Michelle Foster
Director Strategic Media and Communications, National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre
Phone: 08 8999 2741 Email: michelle.foster@nt.gov.au

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Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

This event is a free event. If you need to transfer your registration to someone else please contact the event organiser above.

Where is the Darwin Convention Centre located?

The Darwin Convention Centre (DCC) is located at the Darwin Waterfront at the southern end of the city. See above location and map.

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What is the Arafura Games and how can I attend?

The Northern Territory Government is proud to announce that the 2019 Arafura Games will be a biennial event held over eight days, from 26 April to 4 May 2019.

To ensure maximum inclusion in events, the Games will host a range of sporting competitions tiers from amateur through to sub-elite.

The 2019 Arafura Games will also showcase the Northern Territory’s unique arts, culture, history and trade and investment opportunities. It is an event through which friendship, goodwill and understanding between competing nations and the Northern Territory is fostered.

16 sports have been chosen for the 2019 Arafura Games including, Athletics, Table Tennis, Boxing, Football (Soccer), Badminton, Swimming, Tennis, Muay Thai, Sailing, Indoor Volleyball, Beach Volleyball, Weightlifting, Basketball, Squash, Netball and Sepak Takraw. An integrated para program will be included in Athletics, Swimming, Tennis, Netball and Table Tennis.

Visit arafuragames.nt.gov.au for further information and how to attend.

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