Historical 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 Report
This report provides an overview of major incidents that have involved the fire and emergency services sector during the financial year. The intent of the report is to highlight significant incidents that have been of impact or consequence for fire and emergency services, as identified by the sector; providing background information about the incident and the corresponding response.
The 2017-18 report includes key insights (where identified) in relation to each incident and information on multi-agency collaboration and recovery operations where relevant.
The Australian Disasters Collection is not an exhaustive or definitive record. Interested parties may wish to seek additional information from other organisations, such as those listed below.
Note: AIDR takes no responsibility for the quality of external products or services, or any fees they may attract. External organisations are listed for information only.
Major post-event inquiries and reviews
The purpose of this Tactical Research Fund project is to generate a high level and comprehensive description of the major recurrent categories of recommendations across multiple post-event reviews
conducted since 2009.
Risk Frontiers work with government departments and agencies to develop solutions for community engagement, social research and risk management.
National Coronial Information System
The National Coronial Information System (NCIS) is a data repository containing information about deaths reported to a Coroner in Australia and New Zealand. The data is utilised as an evidence base to inform research, policy development and coronial investigation.