Disaster risk reduction

Disaster risk reduction aims to prevent new and reduce existing disaster risk, strengthening the resilience of people, systems and approaches.

UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction


Disasters are not 'natural'. Hazards such as flood and fire only lead to disaster if they intersect with an exposed and vulnerable society and exceed people's capacity to cope. Investing in reducing disaster risk is a global and national priority to secure a safe, healthy and prosperous future.

This collection brings together key guidance material to support disaster risk reduction policy and practice in Australia.