Australian Disasters

The Australian Disasters Collection is an historical record.
It does not provide information on current disasters. Information on current emergencies and disasters is available from the emergency response agencies in your state or territory.

The Australian Disasters Collection includes natural, technological and human-caused events that have a significant impact on Australia and its people.

The records in this collection will continue to grow as new events occur and as new information on past events becomes available.

If you know of an event that does not appear in the Australian Disasters Collection, please use the Contribute button at the bottom of this page to send the information to us, along with any information that you have that describes, or provides information about that disaster.