Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety team supports Australia’s ability to manage the impact of earthquakes and helps inform decisions about risk.
We contribute to each stage of the emergency management cycle to help improve preparedness, response and recovery with our focus on contributing towards community safety.
We operate the to provide around the clock monitoring, analysis and alerting of significant earthquakes to the emergency management sector. To help understand what could be at threat from earthquakes, we provide about buildings, demographics, community infrastructure and agricultural commodities.
We also provide around the clock about people, property and infrastructure potentially exposed. Our information aids in providing an understanding of the situation to targeted preparedness, response and recovery efforts.
We engage with different sectors to provide assessments and address new challenges as they emerge.
Our Researchers are committed to growing our knowledge base to prepare for challenges of the future.
We have a strong attendance at conferences and events to maintain awareness of the challenges faced by the community safety sector and keep up to date with latest science.
Our open-source data is accessed by developers interested in solving operational challenges of reducing vulnerability and exposure to natural hazards.
Australian Neotectonic Features Database
Visit our inventory of over 370 Australian intraplate faults, fault-related folds and other features relating to earthquakes large enough to deform the Earth's surface.
National Seismic Hazard Assessment (NSHA)
The NSHA defines the level of earthquake ground shaking across Australia, allowing higher hazard areas to be identified and mitigation strategies to be developed.
Case study Assessing the resilience of ageing buildings against earthquake hazards
How our collaborations and science improved the safety of communities in York, Western Australia.
The results will not only be useful for York, they will enable the refinement and adaptation of the retrofit information for wider application to similar buildings elsewhere in the State and nation.
York Shire President