Resilient Australia Awards nominations open

Canberrans have until 3 June to nominate individuals, groups and organisations that have built community resilience to disasters and emergencies.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Mick Gentleman said the Resilient Australia Awards were an opportunity to share inspiring stories of how communities have promoted resilience against disasters and emergencies.

“The ACT has confronted bushfires, storms and the COVID-19 pandemic and Canberrans have worked to prepare, respond and recover together,” Minister Gentleman said.

“I encourage everyone to nominate local initiatives that have made our community safer, more connected and better prepared for disasters and emergencies.

“This year a new mental health and wellbeing award has been added recognising the importance promoting the mental health of communities before, during and after a disaster.”

There are six awards categories for business, community, government, local government, schools and photography. The awards recognise a wide range of initiatives, with past projects centred on risk assessment and mitigation, education, training and research, community engagement, and response and recovery.

The Resilient Australia Awards are managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience and sponsored by the Commonwealth Government in conjunction with the states and territories.

Visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website to make a submission: www.aidr.org.au/programs/resilient-australia-awards/

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