Established in 1998, the South East Queensland (SEQ) Fire and Biodiversity Consortium, celebrates 20 years of successful collaboration in 2018. The SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium partners with 18 stakeholder organisations to support private landholders, public land managers, utility providers and fire agencies to improve onground fire management and biodiversity conservation, and build landholder/manager capacity through engagement, training, technical expertise and research. The SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium strives to translate science into practice for onground land and fire managers by facilitating fire science in the SEQ region, supporting student research (via our Research Student Scholarship Program) and providing regular fire science updates. In 2016, the SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium hosted and coordinated the national bushfire conference, Bushfire 2016: Connecting Science, People and Practice, sponsored by ESA, the event was hugely successful and attended by over 330 people. For more information visit: