In September 2018, representatives from across Australia gathered in Perth for the inaugural Australian Disaster Resilience Conference.
The delegates reflected voices and views from all levels of government, emergency services, emergency management, health, academia, the private sector, not-for-profits and community groups. Over two days, the group exchanged knowledge and experience to address the conference theme: The rise of resilience: from the individual to the global.
This snapshot presents the collective views of the delegates on what’s working and what’s needed to take us forward for a disaster resilient Australia. The observations, comments and calls for action within address resilience at multiple levels; from the individual and their community through to national and global strategic directions.
This snapshot also synthesises insights of the delegate group in response to two key questions:
- Thinking to the future, what’s one change you’d like to see that will help create a more disaster resilient Australia?
- What’s one small action you can take now to develop and support community resilience in Australia?