Could you be a winner?

Are you aware of or have been involved in a project or initiative that makes the community safer, stronger, more resilient and better prepared to manage any emergency situation?

What have you achieved that may inspire and benefit other communities?

The 2017 Resilient Australia Awards may be the perfect way to promote and recognise this project.

Applying is EASY!

Click here to enter

Applications are open until 30 June 2017.

Sponsored by the Australian Government Attorney-General’s Department, in conjunction with States and Territories.

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or contact Angela Smith on 8463 4147 or email at

Now in their 18th year, the awards celebrate innovation and best practice in disaster resilience and are open to all Australians with an interest in emergency management and natural disasters.
By showcasing the work of volunteers, communities, businesses and others involved in making our communities safer, the awards can inspire others to think about how they can be more disaster resilient.
This year’s awards include categories for school students and photography, along with awards for the best government, business and community group projects from each state and territory.
More than 150 applications were received for last year’s awards, with winners including Anglesea Primary School in Victoria for its fire education partnership Survive and Thrive program, and Queensland-based photographer Karin Calvert’s moving picture of Yeppoon State Emergency Service volunteer Bob Jeacocke, which received the national photography prize.

The awards are open to all Australians – individuals, not for profit organisations, small and large businesses, local and state government, schools, education institutions, research bodies, and emergency service agencies.


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