Day for Disaster Risk Reduction

In 2022 Blue Shield Australia will be encouraging our members and friends to again acknowledge International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on the 13th of October as a useful time to get ready for the next Australian natural disaster season.   #DRRday  https://iddrr.undrr.org/

Australian BSA Events :

Workshops raising awareness of disaster preparedness and response for heritage collections including digitisation and digital collections will be held in Adelaide on 13th October 2022.   Register now  via this link.

BSA Regional Meetings

BSA Committee Members will be hosting a number of regional networking meetings during October and November 2022.  These regional meetings will invite key representatives from local galleries, libraries, archives, museums and historical sites to discuss local disaster planning activities.  BSA thanks Steamatic for sponsoring the 2022 regional meetings.

Key Reminders

  1. Update your Emergency Contacts List and make sure it’s accessible to everyone who needs it
  2. Review your current disaster preparedness plan or develop a plan that covers a key activity in each of the four basic protection measures:  prevention, preparation, response and recovery
  3. Make contact with your regional GLAM colleagues (galleries, libraries, archives, museums, historical societies, national trust sites…)
  4. As a GLAM group, connect with your local council and emergency services contacts


Previous Resources from 2021

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction 2021 – Generic A3 Poster
Office/Home print ( PDF file)
– Professional printing only (including bleed and crop marks) ( PDF file)

Practical Preparedness for Disasters 2021 A3 Poster
Office/Home print ( PDF file)
– Professional printing only (including bleed and crop marks) ( PDF file)

Social Media Tile 2021 (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
Iddrr_2021_Generic-SM_10-2021.png ( PNG file)