Submissions are now open for the 2020 Resilient Australia Awards, celebrating those in our community who show initiative in helping to create a more disaster resilient Australia. Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said the recent fires, drought, floods and storms remind us that disasters are a fact of life for Australians.
“While we have to live with disasters, we can always ensure we are better prepared for when they strike,” Minister Littleproud said. “The Resilient Australia Awards highlight achievements that may otherwise be unrecognised, with stories that promote disaster resilience.”
Littleproud went on to say, “The Australian Government is committed to making our communities safer, stronger and better prepared. These awards are part of that commitment.”
Now in their 21st year, the awards are open to all Australians, including individuals, not for profit organisations, small and large businesses, local and state government, schools, education institutions, research bodies and emergency service agencies.
The awards recognise outstanding contributions in six categories: community, business, local government, government, school and photography. The Australian Government is proud to sponsor these awards in partnership with the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, states and territories.
Submissions are open until 18 May 2020. For more information and to apply go to www.aidr.org.au/resilient-australia-awards