National Strategy for Disaster Resilience
Every year, Australian communities face devastating losses caused by disasters.
Bushfires, floods, storms, other hazards and their associated consequences have significant impacts on communities, the economy, infrastructure and the environment.
Given the increasing regularity and severity of natural disasters, Governments across Australia have recognised that a national, coordinated and whole-of-nation resilience-based approach to disaster management is needed enhance Australia's capacity to withstand and recover from disasters.
The National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (PDF, 4 MB) provides a blueprint for how we as a nation will work together to build disaster resilience in our communities.
National Strategy for Disaster Resilience is supported 6 key messages:
- Disasters will happen - Natural disasters are inevitable, unpredictable and significantly impact communities and the economy
- Disaster resilience is your business - Governments, businesses, not-for-profits, communities and individuals all have a role to play to be prepared.
- Connected communities are resilient communities - Connected communities are ready to look after each other in times of crisis when immediate assistance may not be available.
- Know your risk - Every Australian should know how to prepare for any natural disaster.
- Get ready – Then act - Reduce the effects of future disasters by knowing what to do and where to go for more information.
- Learn from experience - We reduce the effects of future disasters by learning from past experiences.