"the restoring or improving of livelihoods and health, as well as economic, physical, social, cultural and environmental assets, systems and activities, of a disaster-affected community or society, aligning with the principles of sustainable development and 'build back better', to avoid or reduce future disaster risk."

United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, 2017

Disaster recovery is a dynamic field – knowledge on effective recovery has changed significantly in the past two decades, and continues to develop through research and practice. This collection brings together resources, information and publications focused on recovery in Australia and internationally.

Recovery Matters webinar series

This webinar series invites a broad range of expert speakers to share their experience and insights on disaster recovery

Community Recovery Handbook

National principles for community recovery

Community Recovery Quick Guides

A series of quick guides that highlight good practice for people working in recovery

Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Quick Guides

Quick guides that quickly illustrate key concepts from the Planning for Spontaneous Volunteers Handbook.

Flood recovery resources

A collection of tools and information to assist recovery after a flood

Recovery Exercising Toolkit

Explore evidence-based guidance and specialised resources for recovery exercising.

National principles for disaster recovery

Six interrelated elements for successful recovery

National monitoring and evaluation for disaster recovery programs

A national framework and database to inform the design of effective disaster recovery programs

Gender and Emergency Management Guidelines

National guidelines to reduce the compounding effects of gender on disaster impact

After the Disaster Podcast

Listen to personal experiences and professional advice on the topic of recovery after a disaster. 

Recovery in AJEM

Recovery news and research from the Australian Journal of Emergency Management

People's Republic of Mallacoota 

ABC documentary into the aftermath of the December 2019 Black Summer bushfires in Mallacoota

Helpful Resources

Further practitioner resources for recovery in an Australian context

National Recovery Forum Proceedings

Learn more about the National Recovery Forum