Australian disasters

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. 

Important: Click here to go to the ABC Emergency website for information on current emergencies.

The Disaster Mapper provides information on historical Australian disasters. It is not an exhaustive or definitive record. Additional information about disaster impacts is also available from other organisations. 

The information behind the Disaster Mapper is available as a downloadable data set. Download here

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