Resilient Queensland

Delivering the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience

As the most disaster prone state in Australia, it is critical to look for new ways of working together and improving the safety and resilience of Queensland communities.

Everyone has a role to play in making Queensland the most disaster resilient state in Australia. The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience (2017) states that as Queenslanders, we are disaster resilient when:

  • we understand the potential disaster risks we face
  • we work together to better manage disaster risk
  • we seek new opportunities to reduce disaster risk
  • we continually improve how we prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters.

Queensland’s disaster resilience is built through collaborative approaches that are regionally coordinated, locally led and supported with state resources. Greater collaboration and coordination of resilience efforts across the state will be guided by the following key principles:

  • local leadership
  • flexibility and adaptation
  • shared responsibility and collaboration
  • prioritisation
  • resilience becomes business as usual. 

Resilient Queensland in Action 

Resilient Queensland in Action (Progress update, February 2020) highlights how we are delivering on the objectives of the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience and the Resilient Queensland 2018-21 implementation plan. This progress update demonstrates some of the great work happening throughout Queensland to improve disaster resilience over the past 18 months. It showcases achievements including case studies and initiatives by our state agencies, local governments and communities, incorporating climate risk and delivering a comprehensive, all-hazards approach to building disaster resilience.

Resilient Queensland 2018-2021

Resilient Queensland 2018-2021: Delivering the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience (2018) was developed in consultation with state agencies, the private sector and local governments to coordinate the statewide delivery of the Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience. It is a whole-of-government response to disaster resilience that involves better coordination of government policy, information management, project delivery and stakeholder collaboration. 

    Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience

    The Queensland Strategy for Disaster Resilience (2017) was updated in 2017 to incorporate climate change risk and deliver a comprehensive, all-hazards approach to building disaster resilience throughout Queensland. 

    The Strategy aligns with international best practice - the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.  The Strategy provides an overarching framework to empower Queenslanders to factor in resilience measures and activities as they anticipate, respond and adapt to changing circumstances.

    Resilient Queensland Storymap

    Helping Queenslanders understand their risk is a key focus for governments and community organisations across the state. Engaging the community in meaningful ways can be a challenge, particularly if a disaster has not occurred in recent times.

    View the Resilient Queensland interactive Storymap to see case studies showcasing examples of how different communities are working to strengthen their resilience to disasters.