Hazard Volcano

Volcanic ash cloud arising from Mount Sinabung during an eruption in Indonesia.
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Geoscience Australia’s Community Safety team supports countries in the Indo-Pacific region to monitor the threat of volcanos and make decisions about risk.

We contribute to each stage of the emergency management cycle to help improve planning, preparedness, response and recovery with our focus on contributing towards community safety.


A landscape image of Mount Tavuruvur taken from across the bay during one of its volcanic eruption in Rabaul, PNG.

Our role

We support Australia’s international development assistance program, and countries in the Indo-Pacific to understand, monitor and build greater resilience to the threat of natural hazard events.


Case study Better science supports better disaster management in Indonesia

How Geoscience Australia’s ten-year partnership with the Indonesian Government has made Indonesian communities safer through enhanced natural disaster planning, response and management.

Allaster Cox, Australian Chargé d’Affaires to Indonesia. 

[Ensuring] authorities have the information they need to prepare for and manage disasters and, ultimately, save lives.

Allaster Cox

Australian Chargé d’Affaires to Indonesia