Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements

22 April 2020
Welcome to the Royal Commission - photo of new growth in front of a burnt log

The Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements (the Bushfire Royal Commission) began on 16 March 2020.  

The Commission was established in response to the extreme bushfire season of 2019-20, which resulted in loss of life, property and wildlife and environmental destruction across Australia. It will examine the: 

  • coordination,  
  • preparedness,   
  • response, and  
  • recovery from disasters. 

The Commission will also report on improving resilience and adapting to changing climatic conditions and mitigating the impact of natural disasters. The legal framework for Commonwealth involvement in responding to national emergencies will also be considered. 

To learn more, visit the Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements website (External link). Subscribe for updates by sending an email to Subscribe-natural_disaster_royal_commission@list.ag.gov.au (External link).