AFAC is the National Council for Australian and New Zealand emergency services agencies -creating synergies across the emergency management sector.  Through a collaboration network, development of industry doctrine, events and conferences AFAC delivers knowledge and innovation to its members and the broader emergency management sector.  Visit for more information.

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.

The 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.