Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) develops, maintains and shares knowledge and learning to support a disaster resilient Australia.


Building on extensive information from Australia and internationally, we work with government, communities, NGOs, not-for-profits, research organisations, education partners and the private sector to enhance disaster resilience through innovative thinking, professional development and knowledge sharing.


AIDR manages the development and publication of the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection, which provides guidance on national principles and practices for disaster risk reduction and resilience.  AIDR is set to launch the highly anticipated Land Use Planning for Disaster Resilient Communities Handbook. The Handbook focuses on how land use planning for new developments can be undertaken to effectively consider and manage natural hazards and associated risks; and provides guidance to a range of stakeholders, including land use planners, built environment professionals and developers – to build awareness of and capability in engaging with natural hazard and emergency managers and to integrate natural hazard risk assessment into the planning process.


Access to the Handbook Collection and further resources are available on the Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge Hub – a national, open-source platform that supports and informs policy, planning, decision making and contemporary good practice in disaster resilience:


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