Resilient Australia Awards

Recognising and celebrating resilience

The Resilient Australia Awards celebrate and promote initiatives that build whole-of-community resilience to disasters and emergencies around Australia, as well as images capturing resilience in action. 

Proudly sponsored by the Australian Government in partnership with states and territories, and managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR), the awards recognise outstanding contributions across seven categories: community, business, local government, government, school, mental health and wellbeing, and photography.

In addition to disaster response and recovery, successful past projects have centred on a wide range of focus areas, including risk assessment and mitigation, mental health and wellbeing, education, training and research, and community engagement.

QRA's Get Ready Queensland program hosts the Queensland Resilient Australia Awards each year, with state and territory winners considered for national awards and benefitting from Australia-wide exposure through a range of communication channels.

Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards

The Queensland Chapter of the Resilient Australia Awards is delivered by Get Ready Queensland, the Queensland Government’s all hazards disaster awareness program, in partnership with the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience.

Featured Queensland winners

Winner from Cairns in your hands accepting the award on stage
2022 Winner Resilient Australia National School Award: 'Cairns in Your Hands' by Smithfield State High School Tropical North Learning Academy
'Cairns in Your Hands' delivered by Tropical North Learning Academy Smithfield State High School is about empowering the youth of Cairns through geographical inquiry and 21st century thinking skills, to develop a coastal hazards adaptation plan to ensure the future of their city.
Award winners from the Queensland Department of Education
2022 Resilient Australia National Awards - Highly Commended: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program Senior Secondary State Final Challenge: “GetReady! Disaster risk and preparedness in our community”
The Department of Education’s 2022 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Aspirations Program (ATSIAP) Senior Secondary State Final themed “Get Ready! Disaster risk and preparedness in our community”, afforded students a unique, rich learning experience by providing opportunities to investigate solutions for real-world disaster resilience challenges.
South West Hospital and Health Service collecting their award
2022 Resilient Australia National Awards - Highly Commended: South West Queensland Birdie Calls Collaborative Project
Birdie Calls South West Queensland is a highly successful, collaborative partnership between South West
Hospital and Health Services' Tackling-Regional-Adversity-through-Connected-Communities, Ed-LinQ, and Healthy
Communities, school communities, regional councils, and Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health

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