Around ACT/SE NSW A message from the Chair and Executive Director   While we may have felt every day of Canberra’s coldest winter in 15 years, we were pleased to see it couldn’t dent the Red Cross spirit! We are now well into a sunny spring and hard at work as always. We are proud […]

Welcome to Resilience issue 6

In the final Resilience of the year, we look at new ways of working and succeeding in disaster management and the importance of getting people prepared for a summer that’s predicted to have more than its fair share of emergencies…


Showcasing Disaster Preparedness Week 2015 … the Pillowcase Project receives a Resilient Award … new partnership to aid professional development …

Get ready for anything: preparing people for disasters

With an outlook of high temperatures and little rainfall, this summer could be a perfect storm for fires and heatwaves—and the time to get people prepared for that is now. Here’s one resource that could help…

Taking the lead in disaster recovery

What does it takes to succeed in disaster management? A new resource by New Zealand Red Cross compiles insights from recovery leaders around the world to reveal all…

Co-working: the collaborative future of disaster management

Each year, emergency management experts in Australia get together to discuss new and innovative ways of working in disasters. This year the focus was on co-working—here’s what they discovered…

Working in emergencies when the disaster’s at your door

What happens when an emergency worker lives in the very place a disaster takes place? Red Cross staff member Danny Croucher talks about having to balance personal and professional reactions in the heat of the moment…

New South Wales

Around NSW A message from the Executive Director It was wonderful to see so many Red Cross supporters at our recent NSW annual general meeting. It was a significant event as we thanked several members of our Divisional Advisory Board for their service as they moved on, and welcomed new faces to our state leadership. […]

Northern Territory

Around NT A message from the Chair and Executive Director   Welcome to the final Newsletter for Members and Volunteers for 2015. Much of our focus this year has been on the Red Cross response to the devastating cyclones on Elcho Island. We have benefited from a grant from NAB and consulted widely with community […]


Around Queensland A message from the Chair and Executive Director   Welcome to the third and final issue of Newsletter for Members and Volunteers for 2015. We’re very proud of the Queenslanders featured in this issue, including Lindsay Jarrett, a staff member who put a promising football career on hold to give back to his […]