The Get Ready Queensland 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.

Get Ready Queensland is proud to host the Queensland Chapter of the Awards, on behalf of the Australian Institute for Disaster Risk Reduction.

2022 Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Award finalists

Community

Winner:

  • ‘Mercy Community CAMS- Multicultural Disaster Management Ambassadors’ by Toowoomba Regional Council, Mercy Community CAMS, Australian Red Cross

 

Highly Commended:

  • 'Telling Our Stories to the World' by Queensland Writers Centre
  • 'Disastrous Dinners' by Australian Red Cross

 

Business

Winner:

  • ‘Preparing for the Unimaginable’ by CQ University

 

Government

Winner:

  • ‘2022 ATSIAP State Final Challenge: Get Ready! Disaster risk and preparedness in our community’ by the Department of Education, State Schools - Indigenous Education
  • ‘State Guideline: Flood Evacuation Route Improvements’ by Department of Transport and Main Roads

 

Highly Commended:

  • 'For the Love of... Covid-19 vaccination campaign' by Queensland Health

 

Local Government

Winner:

  • ‘COVID-19 Care Packs for the elderly’ by Longreach Regional Council

 

Highly Commended:

  • 'Resilient Rick Disaster Crusader' by Livingstone Shire Council
  • 'The Exploding Whale' by Cairns Regional Council

 

School

Winner:

  • ‘Cairns in Your Hands’ by Tropical North Learning Academy Smithfield State High School

 

Highly Commended:

  • 'Kairi State School Amateur Radio Club (VK4KSS)' by Kairi State School  and Tablelands Regional Council

 

Photography (People’s Choice)

Winner:

  • ‘Supporting Resilience’ by City of Gold Coast

 

Mental Health and Wellbeing

Winner:

  • ‘South West Queensland Birdie Calls Collaborative Project’ by South West Hospital and Health Service

 

Highly Commended:

  • 'Notch TRAIC Mental Health Program' by North Townsville Community Hub

 

Congratulations to all our finalists! Thank you for helping to making Queensland a more resilient state.

 

Queensland has been recognised for a number of projects in recent years. A full list of previous Award winners can be found on the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience Website

Past Queensland awardees

  • Beyond COVID-19, Pimlico State High School  - 2021 Resilient Australia Award, national Schools Category winner
  • The Australian Red Cross for Disaster Resilience in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities - 2021 Resilient Australia Award, Queensland winner for community
  • Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council for Wujal Wujal Elders and Vulnerable Persons Initiative - 2021 Resilient Australia Award, Queensland winner for local government
  • FloodMapp for FloodMapp - 2021 Resilient Australia Award, Queensland winner for business
  • Happy Valley Rural Fire Brigade and Happy Valley Community Association for Happy Valley Community Bushfire Risk Management Project - 2021 Resilient Australia Award, Queensland winner for government
  • Birdie's Tree initiative, Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health - 2020 Resilient Australia Award, national winner
  • Disaster Resilience for a Changing Climate Grand Challenge, Thuringowa State School - 2020 Resilient Australia Award, national Schools Category winner.

Useful resources

The below resources have been developed by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience to assist entrants with submissions.