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Resilient Australia Awards

Submissions open for 2021 Resilient Australia Awards

The Resilient Australia Awards celebrate and promote initiatives that build whole of community resilience to disasters and emergencies around Australia, as well as images capturing resilience in action.

The awards provide an opportunity to highlight the hard work of individuals, organisations, councils and schools in our communities who show initiative in helping to create a more resilient Australia.

Submissions are now open to recognise outstanding contributions across eight categories:

  • Business Award
  • Government Award
  • Local Government Award
  • School Award
  • Photography Award
  • Community Award

The Resilient Australia Awards is a two-tiered program with winners from each state and territory considered for national awards.

Submissions close Friday 18 June 2021 at 11.59pm (AEST).

To find out more and submit for an award visit www.aidr.org.au/raa.

The Resilient Australia Awards are managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience, and proudly sponsored by the Australian Government in conjunction with the states and territories.

2020 winners

Community Award

  • State Winner and National Finalist: Clinton Edwards, PetResQ
  • State Highly Commended: Nikki Woods, The Driveway Project

Local Government Award

  • State Winner and National Finalist: Shire of Bruce Rock, Bruce Rock’s Community Supermarket
  • State Highly Commended: Shire of Denmark, Holistic Community Resilience building for Bushfire

Government Award

  • State Winner and National Finalist: Roleystone Volunteer Fire Brigade, Roleystone Bushfire Preparedness
  • State Highly Commended: Department of Fire and Emergency Services, Remote Aboriginal Community Fire and Emergency Services Program

School Award

  • State Winner and National Finalist: Augusta Primary School, Year 6 Exploring Augusta’s Emergency Services

Photography Award (People’s Choice)

  • State and National Finalist: Nikki Woods, The Todd Family – The Driveway Project
  • State Highly Commended: Morten Boe, As Night Falls

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