Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC


The Australian Disaster Resilience Index: a summary

Research has developed the first, national snapshot of disaster resilience to help governments, local organisations and emergency services improve their communities’ resilience to natural hazards. This summary report outlines the detailed research behind the Australian Disaster Resilience Index.

Valuing volunteers: better understanding the primary motives for volunteering in Australian emergency services

This thesis, the Valuing Volunteers Study, aims to provide a better understanding of the primary motives for formal volunteering in Australian emergency services, through the empirical examination of the shared and contrasting values of a sample of emergency service volunteers.

National research priorities for natural hazards emergency management: issues, priorities, directions

The research priorities outlined in this document represent the consensus view of industry experts and are based on extensive consultation and discussion. This is the first time an exercise of this scale focussed on natural disasters has been conducted in Australia

A summary of workshop outputs supporting the statement on national research priorities for natural hazards emergency management: issues, priorities, directions

This publication collects the top level outcomes of recent workshops and, in doing so, presents a broader set of national research priorities in natural hazards emergency management by identifying end user motivated national priorities across major themes.

Development of flood mitigation strategies for Australian residential buildings

The Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre project entitled 'Cost-effective mitigation strategy development for flood-prone buildings' (BNHCRC, 2016) is examining opportunities for reducing the vulnerability of new and existing Australian residential buildings.