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Tailor your natural hazards experience

Infrastructure, risk-informed decision making, situational awareness, workforce, and resilient communities and Country program streams lead the Natural Hazards Research Forum 2024 deep dive into the key issues facing the sector.  

Tailor your Forum experience to your expertise and interests, learn from leading keynote speakers and be part of the national conversation about the emergencies and disasters in Australia.

Join colleagues, partners and thought leaders at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide14 – 16 May, for the #NHRF24.

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Each stream begins with a group of projects where participants will hear from lead researchers on the project’s progress, their insights and use relative to that theme. Following on from the morning presentations, attendees will continue the discussion with researchers and end-users into utilisation workshops to share practical methods and solutions. 

These utilisation workshops are an opportunity for researchers, end-users, government and community to foster collaboration, gain knowledge and share insights to help shape the future of research use. 

Risk-informed decision making

This stream collates a range of projects that are equipping stakeholders, from community members to policymakers, with the information they need to ensure their decision-making is informed by current and future natural hazard risks.  

Situational awareness 

The situational awareness stream hosts projects that better equip emergency management decision-makers and operational staff with the information they need to respond to and plan for disasters. 

Resilient communities and Country

Research under this stream enhances disaster-resilient communities and cultural land management. The utilisation workshop includes a panel of researchers and end-users to discuss effective use of research. 


The workforce stream highlights research that improves the physical and mental health of workers in emergency management. The projects enhance decision-making and capabilities for emergency services, agencies, not-for-profit organisations and government. 


The infrastructure stream will inspire future thinking for infrastructure resilience. The first session brings together researchers to discuss innovation for resilient infrastructure as informed by science. The workshop will then bring together key end-users to discuss how to invest in infrastructure to enhance resilience and risk reduction. 

Registrations have now closed.

Please note the online component covers only the plenary session on Day 1 and not the workshops or breakout sessions. 

  • For representatives from Centre Participating organisations, registration payment is included as part of your organisations’ membership of the Centre. No further registration fee applies but you must register to attend. Not sure if your organisation is a Participant of the Centre? See a list of Participating organisations here (note that Collaborator organisations are not included as Participating organisations. 

  • For researchers actively undertaking research with the Centre, registration is included as part of your research role. No further registration fee applies but you must register to attend. 

  • If you don’t fit into the above two categories, Forum registration is $550 per person for in-person attendance or $220 for online registration (GST included, plus booking fees). 

If you have any questions about registration, please contact Events Officer, Vaia Smirneos vaia.smirneos@naturalhazards.com.au