This year Emergency Management Victoria is once again the State Convenor for the Resilient Australia Awards, which was launched in March.

The national awards are now in their 17th year and recognise and promote initiatives that help make our communities safer, stronger and
better prepared to manage natural disasters.

They are open to all Victorians, including individuals, not for profit organisations, small and large businesses, local and state government, schools,
education institutions, research bodies and emergency service agencies.

The Resilient Australia Photography Award is open to individual photographers and copyright holders are eligible.

Last year, Victorian Rebecca Hosking’s photograph ‘Helmet of Leadership Values’ was the People’s Choice Winner (main photo). The photo
depicts Anglesea CFA Captain Andy Rankin passing on the helmet of leadership to his son Elliot.

We encourage you to consider entering the Awards and have your project recognised.

The 2016 Resilient Australia Awards are now open for entries, until 9 June 2016. To apply, go online: