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​2018 Resilient Australia Awards - 

Applications open 5 March


23 February 2018


Applications open in just a few weeks for the 2018 Resilient Australia Awards. The awards celebrate initiatives that build resilience – projects that make communities safer, more connected and better prepared for natural hazards and emergencies.

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.

The Resilient Australia Awards are managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, and proudly sponsored by the Australian Government in conjunction with the states and territories.


Do you have a pr​​oject that could  inspire someone else? The Resilient Australia National Award recognises government, businesses, community groups and researchers who build resilience in their area. 

Check out last year's National Award winner, City of Mandurah WA: 



Has your school delivered a project that made the community more resilient? The Resilient Australia National School Award recognises schools contributing to resilience and safety. 

Check out last year's School Award winner, St. Ives North Public School NSW: 



Are you a photographer? What does resilience look like to you? 

Check out last year's winner, Summer Mulvey from Queensland: ​


The Resilient Australia Awards appeared in January's Australian Journal of Emergency Management. Read up on the winners and finalists, and start thinking about what you could submit for 2018. 

Submissions for the 2018 Resilient Australia Awards open on 5 March. Visit for more.