​Resilient Austra​lia Awards

The Resilient Australia Awards is a national program, convened by the Office of Emergency Management, that recognises and promotes initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience across the nation.

By celebrating innovation and exemplary practice, the awards showcase work that is often unseen, motivating others to think about how they can be better prepared and more disaster resilient. The awards program started in 2000, and has a solid history in Australia's emergency management sector.

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

For more information visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR), apply using the online form or email the NSW Convenor.

Award categories

This year's state and territory award categories are:

  • Resilient Australia Business Award
  • Resilient Australia Community Award
  • Resilient Australia Government Award
  • Resilient Australia School Award
  • Resilient Australia Photography Award - People's Choice

The winners of the state and territory award categories will automatically progress to consideration for the three national award categories:

  • Resilient Australia National Award
  • Resilient Australia National School Award
  • Resilient Australia National Photography Award.

If you have a project which crosses over three or more states or territories, you may enter your project directly into the Resilient Australia National Award category. If you have a project which crosses over two states or territories, you may select a lead jurisdiction and enter it in the appropriate award category in that jurisdiction.

Current and previous​​ NSW winners

Click on the relevant year in the left hand menu above.