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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 disasters and hardship in Australia want to hear authentic stories of recovery and resilience.

To share your story get in touch by emailing digital@nema.gov.au.

Latest stories

29 February, 2024

Tourists, community members and local businesses have much to celebrate with the opening of new Narooma mountain bike trails. Communities in this region were severely impacted by the Black Summer bushfires of 2019-20, and recovery is still ongoing.

19 February, 2024

The needs of communities when preparing for and recovering from disasters can be many and varying. HealthWISE have been assisting South-East Queensland communities and supporting Scenic Rim disaster preparedness.

 

24 January, 2024
First Nations communities and organisations, interested in improving community resilience, should explore possibilities through the Disaster Ready Fund.
22 December, 2023

Throughout Australia, communities continue to prepare and improve their disaster resilience, all while recovering from past emergencies.

21 December, 2023
A Boeing 737 National Large Air Tanker (LAT) now forms part of Australia’s aerial firefighting fleet, ready to support with emergencies across the country.
19 December, 2023
The new Fitzroy River Bridge has been re-opened less than a year after it was destroyed in the devastating floods in the Kimberley region.
14 December, 2023
HealthWISE is providing access to mental and allied health services through their Recover, Adapt, Connect program funded through the Black Summer Bushfire Recovery grants program.
4 December, 2023
After facing the devastating impact of the 2022 Northern Rivers floods, the Norco ice cream factory has reopened, stronger and more resilient to future floods.
1 December, 2023
Dealing with disasters can be a difficult time for all those affected. The complexities added for the 1 in 6 Australians living with disability can be profound. As part of Australia’s Disability Strategy 2021-2031 (the Strategy), the Emergency Management – Targeted Action Plan outlines priority actions for the disaster management sector.