Australian disasters

This collection is a record of disaster events that have affected Australia.

As the current caretaker, the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience continues to maintain the collection; additional records are added annually for contemporary events in the preceding year. Submissions are encouraged via our contribution process to augment existing records in accordance with the Knowledge Hub content guidelines. 

Information on current emergencies and disasters is available from the emergency response agencies in your state or territory.


Major Incidents of the Year report

This report provides an overview of major incidents that have involved the fire and emergency services sector.

Coming soon: 2017-18 report

Major Incidents Report 2017-18

Download 2016-17 report (PDF 3.32MB)