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Many community organisations offer education and assistance related to natural disasters. Some of the organisations focused on building resilience and offering relief and recovery are listed here.

Research and education

Disaster Resilience education for schools is toolkit for teachers and students of disaster resilience, focused on developing a shared understanding of the critical role all Australians play in developing disaster resilience.

RMIT Centre for Risk and Community Safety researches safe, resilient communities acheived through continuous improvement in emergency management.

The Australian Security Research Centre is a think tank on domestic security and disasters and looks at both traditional and evolving security and disaster issues.

The Flinders University Disaster Research Centre is a leader in disaster and emergency research in the region.

Relief and recovery

The Australian Government provides funding to States and Territories to help pay for natural disaster relief and recovery costs through the Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements.

The Australian Red Cross offers relief in times of crisis and care when it's needed most. The Red Cross has a downloadable Emergency Rediplan which helps individuals to be better prepared for emergencies. Information on disaster preparedness and more resources about disasters are on the Red Cross website too. 

State Emergency Services provides essential services during and after natural disasters and assists in building resilience to natural disasters in Australian communities.

The Salvation Army is an international movement that meets human needs without discrimination. The Salvation Army gives support after floods and bushfires in Australia. It has produced a film and website, Still Standing After A Natural Disaster, which provides expert information about long term recovery from natural disasters.

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