Pilot Partners

FireTech Connect is proudly supported by the following partners:

The National Recovery and Resilience Agency

The National Recovery and Resilience Agency was established in response to the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements. Led by the Hon Shane L Stone AC QC, the Agency supports communities impacted by disaster, with a strong on-the-ground presence and a guiding principle of locally-led recovery. We also deliver initiatives to reduce risk and lessen the impacts of future shocks. The Agency combines expertise in natural disaster response, recovery and resilience, working closely with affected communities and all levels of government and industry.


Minderoo Foundation

Minderoo Foundation is independent, forward thinking and seeks effective, scalable solutions. We are proudly Australian, and one of Asia’s largest philanthropies, with AUD $2 billion committed to a range of global initiatives. Our team comprises over 75 employees across seven locations.

Fire & Resilience initiatives include: Fire Fund, Fire Shield, Resilient Communities, Data Collective, Healthy Landscapes.

We want to reduce harm caused by fire and floods by harnessing the collective power of communities, industry, government, philanthropy and the research sector to lift Australia to be the global leader in fire and flood resilience by 2025.

More information is available at https://www.minderoo.org/fire-and-flood-resilience/


Advance Queensland

FireTech is supported by the Queensland State Government via Advance Queensland. Advance Queensland is a $755 million innovation initiative by the QLD State government to support programs and activities that drive innovation, build on our natural advantages, and help raise Queensland's profile as an attractive investment destination.


Australian Federal Government

FireTech Connect is funded and supported by the Federal Government's Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. The Department drives growth and job creation for a more prosperous Australia, by facilitating economic transformation and boosting business competitiveness. Industry.gov is responsible for consolidating the Government’s efforts to drive economic growth, productivity and competitiveness by bringing together industry, energy, resources and science


Noosa Shire Council

Noosa Shire is situated at the northern tip of Queensland’s Sunshine Coast, covering an area of 871km2 and is home to more than 54,000 people. Noosa Shire has an economy that is diversifying beyond a thriving tourism industry. It is recognised as a UNESCO Biosphere and has a proud history of preserving its natural environment. Thirty five percent of the Shire is protected as either national park, reserve or conservation area.

Noosa Council established the Peregian Digital Hub in 2018 to accelerate the development of the digital industry in the Shire. In late 2019, catastrophic bushfires impacted large parts of Noosa, including Peregian Beach, Tewantin and Coorooibah confirming the Shire's status as a high-risk bushfire region.


McDermott Aviation

Australia’s largest privately owned and operated Heli-Aviation Company. For over 20 years, McDermott Aviation have been involved in various Fire Control Operations for DPI Forestry, NSW Parks & Wildlife, NSW Rural Fire Service, Victoria Country Fire Authority (CFA), South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS), Queensland Fire and Rescue (QFRS) and a number of privately owned forest plantation companies.

McDermott Aviation currently hold one of the largest NAFC Aerial Fire Fighting contracts across Australia, and have fought fires all over the world including, Canada, America, Portugal, Indonesia and New Caledonia.