"the restoring or improving of livelihoods and health, as well as economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets, systems and activities, of a disaster-affected community or society, aligning with the principles of sustainable development and 'build back better', to avoid or reduce future disaster risk."
United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2017
Disaster recovery is a dynamic field – knowledge on effective recovery has changed significantly in the past two decades, and continues to develop through research and practice. This collection brings together resources, information and publications focused on recovery in Australia and internationally.
Recovery Matters webinar series
This webinar series invites a broad range of expert speakers to share their experience and insights on disaster recovery
Community Recovery Handbook
National principles for community recovery
Community Recovery Quick Guides
A series of quick guides that highlight good practice for people working in recovery
Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Quick Guides
Quick guides that quickly illustrate key concepts from the Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook.
Flood recovery resources
A collection of tools and information to assist recovery after a flood
Recovery Exercising Toolkit
Explore evidence-based guidance and specialised resources for recovery exercising.
National principles for disaster recovery
Six interrelated elements for successful recovery
National monitoring and evaluation for disaster recovery programs
A national framework and database to inform the design of effective disaster recovery programs
Gender and Emergency Management Guidelines
National guidelines to reduce the compounding effects of gender on disaster impact
After the Disaster Podcast
Listen to personal experiences and professional advice on the topic of recovery after a disaster.
Recovery in AJEM
Recovery news and research from the Australian Journal of Emergency Management
People's Republic of Mallacoota
ABC documentary into the aftermath of the December 2019 Black Summer bushfires in Mallacoota
Further practitioner resources for recovery in an Australian context
National Recovery Forum Proceedings
Learn more about the National Recovery Forum