A new Disaster Risk Handbook is being developed in 2020-21. The development of the handbook will incorporate a major review of the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines (AIDR 2020) and reflect the new policy landscape established by the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework.
Understanding and reducing risk, and communicating with and educating the community about risks, are key drivers for action under the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience. The nationally consistent approach to risk assessment and prioritisation embodied in the National Emergency Risk Assessment Guidelines (NERAG) support the implementation of the strategy.
NERAG provides a contextualised, emergency-related risk assessment method consistent with the Australian Standard AS/NZS ISO 31000:2018 Risk management – principles and guidelines.