Publication date: Wednesday, 23 March 2016
Nominations opened this week for two awards series that recognise community resilience and preparedness for coping with natural disasters: the Resilient Australia Awards and the NSW Get Ready Community Award.
The Resilient Australia Awards is a national program to recognise and promote initiatives that strengthen community disaster resilience across the country. The NSW awards are coordinated by the Office of Emergency Management in the Department of Justice in partnership with the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department.
Nominations are invited for disaster resilience and preparedness projects managed by individuals, community groups, not-for-profit organisations, volunteers, private business, schools, education and research bodies, industry and local, state or federal government agencies.
There are five award categories:
Winners in each category are awarded in each Australia state and territory, and winners of the national awards are selected from the state and territory award recipients.
Nominations for the Resilient Australia Awards are open until 3pm on Thursday, 9 June 2016.
Find out more about the Resilient Australia Awards.
Submit a nomination for the Resilient Australia Awards.
If you'd like to make an inquiry, please email email@example.com.
The NSW Get Ready Community Award recognises a local community that has worked together to strengthen the community's resilience to disasters.
The Get Ready Community Award was established in 2015 and the inaugural award winner was the Uranquinty Community Safety Group. The group developed a plan that involved the community in emergency planning and in protecting property during disasters in their town.
See a short video describing the award-winning Uranquinty project.
Nominations for the Get Ready Community Award close on Thursday, 9 June 2016.
Find out more about the NSW Get Ready Community Award.
Nominations can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Above: the Resilient Australia Awards 2016 logo
Above: Volunteers - including Paddy Platypus - fill sandbags as part of the Uranquinty Community Safety Group program that won the inaugural NSW Get Ready Community Award in 2015.