Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub

The Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub (the 'Knowledge Hub') is a national, open-source platform that supports and informs policy, planning, decision making and contemporary good practice in disaster resilience. The Knowledge Hub highlights current and emerging themes in the resilience sector, linking national guidelines with research and fostering collaboration among leading agencies and organisations. The Knowledge Hub also houses information on historical Australian disasters.

The Knowledge Hub is managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience on behalf of the Australian Government, and replaces the Emergency Management Knowledge Hub.

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is a disaster resilience knowledge centre. AIDR coordinates and promotes the development, sharing and use of information for anyone working with, in, or affected by, disaster.

Building on extensive knowledge and experience from within Australia and internationally, AIDR works with government, communities, research organisations, education partners and the private sector to enhance disaster resilience through innovative thought leadership, professional development and knowledge sharing.

AIDR is supported by its partners, the Australian Government Department of Home Affairs, AFAC, the Australian Red Cross and the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC.

National Strategy for Disaster Resilience

Australia's National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (NSDR) was released in February 2011.  This strategy acknowledges the increasing severity and regularity of natural disasters in Australia and the need for a coordinated and cooperative national effort to enhance Australia's capacity to withstand and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Disaster resilience is described in the NSDR as the collective responsibility of all levels of government, business, the non-government sector and individuals.  Where these sectors work together with a united focus and a shared sense of responsibility to improve disaster resilience, they will be far more effective than the individual efforts of any one sector.