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Every person and community has a unique story to tell

Navigating life after a disaster looks different for everyone and there is no single journey to recovery. 

Recovery begins while emergency response workers and operations are still occurring. 

We know people navigating life after natural disasters and hardship in Australia want to hear authentic stories of recovery and resilience.

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Latest stories

2 November, 2023

With warmer and drier conditions driving increased bushfire risk this summer, Australians can address their risk using the new national Bushfire Resilience Rating app.


13 September, 2023

As the higher-risk weather season approaches, communities across Queensland are taking proactive steps to enhance their preparedness and strengthen their community recovery infrastructure.

12 September, 2023

In times of emergency, there are many problems that need attention. On top of daily life stresses, during disasters people often have to deal with huge issues like finances, personal safety and temporary housing.

10 August, 2023
The Australian Government is seeking public feedback on how it can best assist communities during future national crises and disasters.
3 August, 2023
Severe flooding across much of Australia in 2022 and 2023 has generated higher fuel loads and increased the risk of grassfires and bushfires across parts of the country, and we need to be prepared.
20 July, 2023

Years of wet conditions have contributed to a significant grass fuel load, heightening the risk of an intense fire season.

6 July, 2023
With the help of First Nations Bushfire Officer Michael Willmot, Gladstone Regional Council is using cultural fire management practices as part of their bushfire mitigation strategy.
4 July, 2023
Have your say on how the future of disaster funding is administered. The Independent Review of Commonwealth Disaster Funding is calling for Public Submissions until 4 August 2023 at 10pm AEST.
26 June, 2023
Learning how to protect the furry, feathered or woolly animals in our lives in times of emergency, whether they are valuable livestock or a much loved pet, was a key focus of the recent Emergency Planning for Pets and Livestock workshop held in Taree.