Resilient Australia Awards – entries now open

19 March 2020
A group of Sikh people cooking with very large pots. 21st Resilient Australia Awards 2020. Have you made a difference...

Have you contributed to making communities safer, more connected and better prepared for disasters and emergencies? Consider entering the 2020 Resilient Australia Awards. 

The Resilient Australia Awards is a nation-wide program to recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience.

Your entry can build on Victoria’s great track record over the previous 20 years of the awards. Last year, Strathewen Primary School won the National School Award. Watch the ABC report about their entry (External link).

In the first stage of judging, Victorian finalists will be awarded in six categories:

  • business
  • community
  • government
  • local government
  • schools
  • photography. 

The awards are open to all Victorian individuals and organisations, including emergency service personnel and agencies, not-for-profit organisations, businesses both large and small, local and state government, schools, education institutions, and research bodies. 

Applications will be judged at the state and territory level, and the winners will become finalists for the national judging.
Entries close at 11.59pm AEST on 18 May 2020. For more information and to enter, visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website (External link).