National Strategy for Disaster Resilience

Australia's National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (NSDR) was released in February 2011.  This strategy acknowledges the increasing severity and regularity of disasters in Australia and the need for a coordinated and cooperative national effort to enhance Australia's capacity to withstand and recover from emergencies and disasters.

Disaster resilience is described in the NSDR as the collective responsibility of all levels of government, business, the non-government sector and individuals.  Where these sectors work together with a united focus and a shared sense of responsibility to improve disaster resilience, they will be far more effective than the individual efforts of any one sector.