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Celebrating Volunteerism: Panel Event

20 June @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm AEST

The Australasian Women in Emergencies (AWE) Network invites you to join in recognising and celebrating the extraordinary contribution of volunteers to emergency management and disaster resilience every day, and especially during Te Wiki Tūao ā-Motu | National Volunteer Week. This year’s theme is Whiria te tangata | Weave the people together. AWE honours the collective

The Our Community, Our Voice report tells the stories of women and their families in Maribyrnong who experienced flooding and outlines their experiences of the disaster response in 2022, as well as their attempts to recover and rebuild their lives in the aftermath. It examines the impact of the flooding on this community, with a particular focus

AWE Women in Emergencies for Climate Action – August

21 August @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm AEST

You register for these meetings by using this link: Membership of the AWE Women in Emergencies for Climate Action chapter is free and open to any member of AWE. Subscribe to get information about meetings, news, events, and resources. For more information about the Women in Emergencies for Climate Action chapter, including how to subscribe, please check out

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Speed Networking Event Success!

March 3rd, 2024|Comments Off on Speed Networking Event Success!

The recent speed networking event at Maritime NZ was a huge hit! Maritime NZ holds a pivotal role in New Zealand's maritime sector, overseeing the development and enforcement of national safety regulations, licensing seafarers, and

AWE Excellence Awards 2023

October 14th, 2023|Comments Off on AWE Excellence Awards 2023

The Australasian Women in Emergencies Network (AWE) is thrilled to announce the recipients of the inaugural AWE Excellence Awards 2023. The AWE Excellence Awards recognise and honour the contributions of women to emergency management and

Volunteering Opportunities

October 1st, 2023|Comments Off on Volunteering Opportunities

Blog: By Akira Kelly, AWE VIC Chapter Lead The Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council has reported an increased risk of bushfire across most of Australia over the 2023/24 fire season, with reports it

AFAC23 Recap

September 11th, 2023|Comments Off on AFAC23 Recap

This year's AFAC23, ADRC 2023 and WAFA 2023 conferences were a great opportunity to hear from a vast range of people and organisation about research, practice and emerging trends, with topics ranging from disaster communications,

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Promoting and supporting the contributions of women in emergencies and disasters, building stronger and more resilient individuals, organisations and communities.

Our Members Say…

“There is little to nothing tangible that allows the formation of local state-based networks and partnerships between agencies, which I think is my angle. This idea comes from me being like ‘I want to join a network of women who work in EM’ … crickets… oh wait, there wasn’t one.”

“I joined AWE as I recognise the power of networking, particularly in the emergency management field. Those working or volunteering in the EM share a common passion to minimize the impact of disasters / emergencies.”

“I believe that women are an important asset to EM, and that it is important that we support each other in what can be a male dominated industry.”

“I have worked in the emergency management sector for 12 years and it has always been a male dominated sector. It is great to see a network established for like-minded women.”