National forums to understand disaster risk

Each Australian state and territory will have the opportunity to attend the Understanding Disaster Risk national forums, which will bring outcomes from the National Resilience Taskforce to life.

A series of free national forums will bring key deliverables from the National Resilience Taskforce to life and assist policymakers to embed the outcomes into practice.

The Understanding Disaster Risk national forums will take place in every Australian state and territory, with a key focus on extending knowledge about the least understood dimension of disaster risk – vulnerability.

If your role relates to risk management; strategic risk assessment; disaster risk; being able to continue delivering services; manage assets or climate adaptation planning or disaster management, this forum is for you.

Each forum will provide an understanding of vulnerable societies and peoples' capacity to cope during an emergency. It will cover valuable learning for decision makers who deal with climate and disaster risk across a range of sectors, including:

  • banking and finance
  • insurance
  • superannuation
  • peak bodies
  • energy
  • telecommunications
  • engineering
  • policy, regulation and legislation
  • economics
  • local, state and national government
  • not-for-profit
  • health and community services
  • universities and research institutions
  • infrastructure and planning
  • emergency or disaster management
  • climate and climate adaptation
  • disaster resilience.

The forums are based on guidance materials and reports, which were key deliverables from the National Resilience Taskforce. These assets will ensure authorities understand the common agenda set by the taskforce and collective action is taken among key stakeholders.

Events will take place as follows:

The national forums will be hosted by AIDR and Emergency Management Australia, which sits in the Department of Home Affairs. Each forum is free to attend but registration is required.

The National Resilience Taskforce formally concluded in June, with key deliverables now available on the Knowledge Hub.

For more information on the Understanding Disaster Risk national forums, please visit the AIDR events page.