Historical records

Australian disasters

This collection is an historical 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.

The Australian Disasters Collection is not exhaustive or definitive record. Interested parties may wish to seek additional information from other organisations, such as those listed below.


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