Community Engagement for Disaster Resilience handbook

Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience


This Handbook is a disaster resilience decision guide for policy makers across federate, state and local government, private and non government practicioners, volunteers and practicioners working in emergency services, community leaders and community baseed groups and international organisations.

The handbook is built upon strengths-based, inclusive approaches that improve the quality and effectiveness of community engagement practices and maximise inclusion and participation to achieve effective disaster resilience outcomes.

The handbook reflects increasing national and international focus on the need to reduce disaster risk and build disaster resilience within and across communities, as considered in the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (2018), and Profiling Australia’s Vulnerability: The interconnected causes and cascading effects of systemic disaster risk (2018).