The Red Cross have developed Emergency Outreach Guidelines for any outreach worker going into a community hit by any disaster whether it be bushfires or floods. These guidelines provide practical information on how you will deal with community members in a disaster.
Recovery Capitals (ReCap) provides community capitals in social, human, cultural, natural, financial, built & political) to guide development of recovery strategies adapted to community contexts.
Emerging Minds have created toolkits for many service providers already in or travelling in to provide support for disaster affected communities. The toolkits are designed for: Parents and Caregivers, General practitioners, Educators, Community leaders, First responders, and Health and social service workforces.
There is a project initiated to address the impact of gender on emergency management and the recognised need for gender to be incorporated into national guidelines.
The Australian Disaster Resilience Knowledge hub provides a community recovery handbook.
Each states’ emergency services organisation has created their own supporting resources to ensure the recovery of communities.
Emergency Management Victoria have created an emergency services framework that ensures that everything those involved in emergency management will help to build safer and more resilient Victorian communities.
New South Wales
Resilience NSW have created a toolkit for outreach workers travelling into disaster zones detailing the processes in place in an emergency and the local recovery centres.
Disaster Management Queensland has provided guidelines on how to implement community led recovery plans in their different regions.
The South Australian Government has provided a variety of support materials to ensure the recovery of disaster affected communities.
Australian Capital Territory
The ACT has developed a suite of education material for communities to use in the event of a disaster.
Tasmania has its own Tasmanian Emergency Management Arrangements (TEMA) which has developed essential information for people having direct involvement in emergency management.
WA has developed a state emergency plan for the strategic management of emergencies in Western Australia.
Before providing outreach support services to a disaster affected community:
Find resources that will assist you to support the disaster affected community?
Find resources to look after yourself and your teams?