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BCI Chapters have been established in countries or regions where there is a large community of BCI members. The Chapters have locally elected officers who represent the BCI in their region. 

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Just launched – an international jobs board which will pull in continuity and resilience vacancies from around the world. Certified BCI members seeking a new role will have the opportunity to post their CVs/résumés with unique identifying logos so that recruiters can identify them easily as professional practitioners. BCI members seeking to recruit new member of staff will save substantially on the cost of posting advertisements as well as accessing other recruitment tools. >> Go there


And Welcome to 2015!

2014 was certainly a momentous year for us in BCI Australasia, one of change and with lots of exciting events and activities, not least being the fabulous Awards Gala Night held at Sketch in Melbourne in October, and the holding of our inaugural AGM in November. But 2014 is now in the past, and 2015 is well under way. And what a great year it is already panning out to be. We have a number of new initiatives and some very interesting activities planned.

BCI Summit Australasia 2015

We are pleased to announce preliminary details of the BCI Summit Australasia 2015 so you can get this flagship event into your diaries! Full details and how to register will be advised very shortly. For the first time, the annual Summit will be hosted solely by the BCI Australasia. The organising committee is very excited at the way the arrangements are coming together, with some great new initiatives and an excellent program of speakers. Ticket prices have been slashed with an enhanced array of inclusions and benefits.

The BCI Summit Australasia 2015 Conference and Exhibition will again be hosted at Luna Park Sydney. The main conference and expo will span Wednesday 13th and Thursday the 14th May 2015, with an array of Workshops on Friday 15th. A sneak peak of the new website can be viewed at


Business Continuity Awareness Week will be held between the 16th and 20th March 2015 and, following a consultation with members, the consensus was that the theme for the week should be centred on testing and exercising your business continuity plans. A number of activities are planned in Australasia with all Area Forums planning meetings to coincide and focus on this event and topic. Check for the planned events in your area. Further information and resources can be found at /index.php/upcomingevents/bcaw-2015.

Forum Meetings

After considering member input from the 2014 Member Survey, it was found that many members in Australasia were supportive of more regular Forum meetings. In response to this, both NSW and the Victoria/Tasmania Forums will be holding bi-monthly meetings during 2015. New Zealand have gone 1 better, and both the Auckland and Wellington Forums are now hosting monthly Forum meetings. For information on the Forum events and meetings in your area and to register your attendance, check

Business Continuity in the Resources Industry Conference

23-24 March 2015, Fraser Suites Perth

This event is the perfect place to discuss recovery, emergency management and minimising disruption during a crisis within the mining and resources industry

Full event info at:

The BCI is supporting this event and as a result all BCI members receive a special 15% discount on attendance on the current rate. Book before the 23rd December for an even better rate! To take up the 15% discount please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to receive the booking form.




BCI Australasian Chapter

The BCI Australasian Chapter is a registered not for profit organisation run on a voluntary basis by BCI members across Australia and New Zealand. We currently have active Forums in eight locations.

Our primary goals are to represent the local interests of BCI members, and to raise business continuity awareness and understanding in Australia and New Zealand.

What does the BCI Australasian Chapter do?

We run networking forums in regions in Australia and New Zealand which can be attended by members and non-members of the BCI. We work with other organisations to promote Business Continuity. We act as advocates for Business Continuity in regions, states, federally and internationally, such as our participation via Standards Australia in the development of the business continuity ISO standards. We take part in working groups relating to the promotion of best-practice in business continuity, resilience and related disciplines.

How is the BCI Australasian Chapter funded?

The BCI Australasian Chapter is a registered non-profit organisation. The Chapter receives some funding from the BCI globally, but also raises funds from local events, such as the annual Business Continuity Summit. All proceeds of the events we organise go towards funding activities for BCI members in the Australasian region.