We invite you to participate in a survey about your views regarding planning and preparedness for catastrophic disaster events to assist in improving planning and preparedness frameworks utilised by emergency management agencies.

A catastrophic disaster is an event that is beyond our current arrangements, thinking and experience (i.e. that has overwhelmed our technical, non-technical and social systems, resources, and has degraded or disabled governance structures and strategic operational decision-making functions).

This survey is being conducted by Risk Frontiers in conjunction with the Bushfire and Natural Hazards Cooperative Research Centre as part of a project involving emergency management agencies. A summary of the results will be available publicly.

Participation in this survey is voluntary and you are free to withdraw at anytime. All information will remain confidential. This project has been approved by the Macquarie University Human Research Ethics Committee. The survey should take around 15 minutes to complete.

If this survey causes you any distress and you require support, you can access free counselling and support services through Lifeline (ph: 13 11 14).

If you have any questions or concerns about this survey, please contact Risk Frontiers at info@riskfrontiers.com.