Submissions open – 2018 Resilient Australia Awards

For close to two decades, the Resilient Australia Awards have celebrated initiatives that build resilience – projects that make communities safer, more connected and better prepared for natural hazards and emergencies. The awards promote local innovation and collaboration to a national audience, highlighting achievements that might otherwise go unnoticed and inspiring others to act.

While natural hazards have always been part of life in this country, we are seeing a greater frequency and severity in events such as bushfire, floods and cyclones. It’s more important than ever to talk about risk, preparedness and resilience, and to share knowledge that strengthens our communities.

Submissions will be accepted in each state and territory for business, community, government, schools and photography award categories. Winners from each jurisdiction will be considered for national awards. Both individuals and groups are invited to make submissions. The awards are open to all Australians, including but not limited to individuals, not for profit organisations, small and large businesses, local and state government, schools, education institutions, research bodies, and emergency service agencies.

Last year’s National Resilient Australia Award went to the City of Mandurah in Western Australia for its collaborative equine evacuation project. In the national schools category, St. Ives North Public School in New South Wales was recognised for a forward-thinking education partnership with the Rural Fire Service. Summer Mulvey of Summer Rain Photography received the National Resilient Australia Photography Award for a poignant image of her family in the wake of Cyclone Debbie.

The Australian Government is proud to sponsor the Resilient Australia Awards in partnership with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience and the states and territories.

Submissions will be accepted until 3:00pm AEST on 31 May 2018, via the online platform.

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Media release:
Nominations sought for 2018 Resilient Australia Awards
The Hon Angus Taylor MP, Minister for Law Enforcement and Cyber Security