Handbook updates for 2020

Planning is underway for the delivery of three new good practice guidelines to form part of the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection.

Three new additions to the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection are in production and will be released later this year.

AIDR is progressing the review and development of three national handbooks in the collection:

The Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience Handbook will provide guidance on national principles and practices for communication and inclusion for disaster resilience in Australia.

It will also build on the capability and knowledge of organisations and individuals across the disaster resilience sector.

Australia's economic spend on emergencies in the past decade averages $18.2 billion per year, and the real cost in terms of human suffering and environmental damage is larger.

The key to minimising these impacts is effective emergency planning.

The Emergency Planning Handbook will provide information to assist the development and review of emergency management plans. It will also share an overview of the emergency planning principles and process.

Similarly, the Flood Emergency Planning for Disaster Resilience Handbook will complement the current and ongoing activity in flood preparedness, warning and response.

Each handbook is being developed with the support of a national group of subject matter experts from a broad cross section from the disaster risk reduction, resilience and emergency management sectors, including:

  • Ambulance Victoria
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions, Victoria
  • Queensland University of Technology
  • Resilient Sydney
  • TacMed Australia

The Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection provides an authoritative, trusted and freely available source of knowledge about disaster resilience principles and practice.

AIDR handbooks fulfill a critical role in national resilience under the policy framework established by the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience and reflect increasing national and international focus on reducing disaster risk and increasing disaster resilience.

For more information, please contact Senior Project Officer Katelyn Samson: