The Resilient Australia Awards is a nation-wide program that celebrates, shares and promotes initiatives that build and foster community resilience to disasters and emergencies.

Now in its 22nd year, the awards program celebrates individuals, community organisations, councils and schools who show initiative in helping to create a more disaster resilient Australia.

The Resilient Australia Awards are managed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (External link) and are sponsored by the National Recovery and Resilience Agency (External link) in conjunction with the states and territories.

 Information on the winners and finalists across the six Resilient Australia Award categories can be found at aidr.org.au/raa (External link)

2021 Resilient Australia Awards winners

Resilient Australia National Award
Fire and Rescue NSW – Evidence-based Fire Safety Education for Children

Resilient Australia National School Award
Pimlico State High School – Beyond COVID-19

Resilient Australia National Mental Health and Wellbeing Award
University of Melbourne – Recovery Capitals (ReCap)
Beyond Blue – Be You Bushfire Response Program

Resilient Australia National Local Government Award
Local Government Association of South Australia – Council Ready: Driving Disaster Resilience

Suncorp Resilient Australia National Community Award
Royal Far West – Bushfire Recovery Program

Resilient Australia National Photography Award
Virginia Eastman – Still Standing - We and the Trees