Submissions for the Resilient Australia Awards are closing soon

14 May 2021

If you, your community, or your organisation has helped to make the community safer, more connected, and better prepared for disasters and emergencies, consider applying for this year’s Resilient Australia Awards.

Now in its 22nd year, the Resilient Australia Awards recognise and promote initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies around Australia.

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

The awards recognise outstanding contributions in each state and territory across six categories: business, community, government, local government, photography, and school.

Last year’s winners included:

  • a food rescue initiative by Bendigo Foodshare
  • an online community led recovery initiative by Mallacoota Recovers which helps communities prepare and work together during a crisis
  • an Ambulance Victoria Heart Safe Communities initiative which provides community members with the training and skills to use CPR and an AED to save lives when someone suffers a cardiac arrest
  • a school award for Timboon P-12 “Step Up” which supports students, agencies, and the broader community to better connect and work together by learning from each other.

You can enter by visiting the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website. (External link)

Submissions for the 2021 awards have been extended and will close on Friday 18 June 2021.  

Applications will be judged at the state and territory level, and the winners will become eligible for consideration at the national level.