AIDR develops, maintains and shares knowledge and learning to support a disaster-resilient Australia. Building on extensive knowledge and experience in Australia and internationally, we work with government, communities, NGOs, not-for-profits, research organisations, education partners and the private sector to enhance disaster resilience through innovative thinking, professional development and knowledge sharing.
AIDR is supported by its founding partners: the Australian Attorney-General’s Department, AFAC, Australian Red Cross and the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC.
The Australian Attorney-General's Department delivers programs and policies that maintain and strengthen Australia's emergency management procedures. Within the Department, Emergency Management Australia is responsible for preparing for emergencies and disasters through the development and maintenance of national plans, and coordinating Australian Government crisis response and recovery efforts. The National Security Resilience Policy Division also provides policy advice on emergency management.
AFAC is the Australian and New Zealand National Council for fire and emergency services, creating synergies across the emergency management sector.
AFAC is the facilitator and custodian of contemporary fire and emergency service knowledge and practice, for the benefit of our members and through them, the community.
Our members are professionals in fire and emergency management, who operate in the mitigation and response phases of emergencies across multiple hazards, and support the transition to recovery.
The Australian Red Cross was founded as a relief society in 1914 and formally established by Royal Charter in 1941. It represents the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement in Australia. With 80 offices nationwide, the ARC’s 50,000 highly skilled volunteers, members and staff deliver a diverse range of programs in emergency services, social services, community development and overseas aid programs, first aid, international humanitarian law and the blood service.
The Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC draws together all of Australia and New Zealand's fire and emergency service authorities, land management agencies, as well as non-government organisations and leading experts across a range of scientific fields to explore the causes, consequences and mitigation of natural disasters.