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 developed by Australia's National Resilience Taskforce to support disaster risk reduction policy and practice in Australia.
Understanding Disaster Risk forum proceedings
View presentations and videos from the series of national forums held in October 2019
National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework
National priorities and strategies for action
Profiling Australia's Vulnerability
A frame to equip leaders at all levels to have a different conversation about disaster risk
Guidance for Strategic Decisions on Climate and Disaster Risk
Guidance documents to support implementation of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework
Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction
International agreement that guides global efforts for disaster risk reduction
Australian disasters on the Disaster Mapper
Explore past disasters in Australia by hazard type and location