COVID-19 Announcement

Official statement, dated 12 May 2020

Over the past two years, the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference has grown to be a vibrant and impassioned gathering where people from a range of sectors come together to share knowledge and build connections for a disaster resilient Australia.

However, the COVID-19 pandemic means that it is not suitable to host a large-scale event in just over three months.

It is with deep regret that we announce that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference, scheduled to run in conjunction with AFAC20 powered by INTERSCHUTZ in Adelaide 26-27 August 2020, will not be able to run as planned.

Resilience at this time means that we must adapt, transform and change. To this end, AIDR is pleased to share that we are currently looking into hosting an online ‘Knowledge Week’ event in place of the conference this year. Planning is underway, and full details will be communicated when available.

We look forward to working with you to share knowledge to support a disaster resilient Australia.

Disaster risk reduction in action: pathways to impact

Australia is moving forward with a new agenda for disaster risk reduction to contribute to a more resilient nation.

2019 has been a year of records being broken in Australia and around the world, and disasters that once would have been considered rare, or unprecedented, occurring more often and with significant impact.

At the same time, this was the year that saw the launch of Australia’s National Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction – a national and comprehensive approach to reducing disaster risk and its impacts, now and into the future.

Disaster risk reduction provides a path forward where ‘business as usual’ is no longer adequate. But what does that mean, and how do we take tangible action that leads to impact?


Please direct any queries about the Australian Disaster Resilience Conference to AIDR Events Coordinator, Greg Taylor:

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