The effective communication of public information and warnings is a critical element of emergency management, with the power to save lives.
Public Information and Warnings Handbook, 2018
In an emergency, public information and warnings play an important role in community safety by empowering people to make informed decisions and take protective action. This collection brings together key guidance material, research, information and professional development resources to support provision of effective warnings in Australia.
Public Information and Warnings Handbook
National principles for public information and warnings
Australian Warning System
A new national approach to information and warnings for hazards like bushfire, flood, storm, cyclone and extreme heat.
Australian Fire Danger Ratings System
From 1 September 2022, Australia has a simplified, action-oriented fire danger rating system.
National Fire Danger Ratings System and Multi Hazard Warning System Social Research
Read and download national and state reports
Warnings in the Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Articles and peer-reviewed research related to warnings
Designing effective risk and warning communication
Professional development resources to support effective risk and warning
Academic research on effective warnings for natural hazards
Information to support warnings in an Australian context