​​​​​​​​​​Natural Disaster Resilience Program 2016-17

 Applications have now closed. 


The Western Australian and Commonwealth governments have a National Partnership Agreement for Natural Disaster Resilience that delivers the National Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP).  

The NDRP aims to develop safer, sustainable and more re​silient communities, better able to withstand the effects of natural disasters.  Projects that address risks identified during the State Risk Project are encouraged, as well as projects that work to enhance natural disaster resilience across the disabled, Indigenous and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse communities.  Projects designed to attract, support and retain volunteers are also encouraged.

This agreement sets out to distribute over $2.2 million to WA via a competitive grants round that will help address the priorities of both the State and Commonwealth governments.


Commonwealth requirements

Projects must enhance WA's resilience to natural disasters.  To be eligible to apply projects must address at least one Commonwealth priority as outlined in the National Strategy for Disaster Resilience: 

  1. Leading change and coordinating effort
  2. Understanding risk
  3. Communicating with, and educating people about risks
  4. Partnering with those who effect change
  5. Empowering individuals and communities to exercise choice and take responsibility
  6. Reducing risk in the built environment
  7. Supporting capabilities for disaster resilience


State requirements

Projects must address one of WA's four priority areas, and align with one of the identified project categories:

WA Priority​​​Category

1. Targeted resilience activities to address risks identified through the emergency risk management process

2. Improvement of underlying research, data or systems to inform and improve emergency risk management


3. Identification and reduction of capability gaps

4. Enhancing the capability of WA communities


5. Improvement in the effectiveness of recovery

6. Post-event assessment of the impacts to social setting, built and natural environment and the economy for future planning purposes


7. Increase the public's understanding of risk, their responsibilities and expectations and the nature of shared responsibility

8. Build community resilience by promoting preparedness to disabled, indigenous and culturally and linguistically diverse communities

9. Support, attract and retain emergency management volunteers



Previous Recipients


​For information on the Natural Disaster Resilience Program, please contact the Office of Emergency Management Grants Manager: ndrp@oem.wa.gov.au.