Brisbane

  • EV on show for Get Ready Queensland

    On 12 October as part of Resilience Week 2015, we attended the Get Ready Queensland Pop-Up Town in Reddacliff Place, Brisbane to promote Emergency Volunteering.

  • Building Community Resilience

    To increase resilience at the grassroots level, we've been holding disaster preparedness awareness sessions with local community groups and networks.

  • G20 Leaders' Summit Update

    Last week the world came to Brisbane.

    State Emergency Service volunteers did an amazing job in very hot conditions to assist police in providing motorcade security and crowd control. The work undertaken by these volunteers was critical in making the event a success.

  • Resilience Week 2014 Recap

    Now in its third year, Resilience Week encourages the community to prepare for disasters and learn more about what you need to know to survive an emergency.

    It's all about being informed, making connections and taking action so we can bounce forward as a more resilient country.

  • Walking the Path to Recovery Documentary Launch

    Recently, more than 160 members of the local Yeronga community turned out to watch a genuine and passionate documentary which demonstrated the resilience and true compassion of Brisbane citizens during the 2011 Queensland floods.

    Walking the Path to Recovery – A Celebration of Community, interviews impacted local residents and details their efforts to restore their lives and highlights the role of the Yeronga Community Centre (formally Yeronga Flood Recovery Centre) in the rebuilding of the community.

  • Medals for Flood Heroes

    In August this year, the Governor-General of Australia awarded a record 44 National Emergency Medals to the volunteers of Brisbane Coast Guard, for their critical work saving lives and property throughout the worst of the Brisbane Flood Emergency in January 2011.

    This is a record – the largest number of Federal medals ever awarded to any Coast Guard Flotilla, in the 50-year history of the Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association.

  • Flood victim joins volunteer community

    Sarah Borg watched as her house and her street disappeared under water during the recent Brisbane floods.

    During February, unable to fix her own house, the 23 year-old nurse arranged to join the volunteer effort in Warwick.

    "It was a time where we couldn't do anything else, so while I couldn't do anything on our house, I thought if I went and helped someone else it would be a way of saying thank you for the other people helping us," she said.

  • International students volunteering for the Queensland floods

    International students from the University of Queensland, living in St Lucia, have worked together to help clean-up their community - lending a hand to local Brisbane residents. Watch now!