Prepare for the 2020/21 disaster season

ALIA is promoting planning and preparation for the upcoming disaster season, there are also resources on the BlueShield Australia website. ALIA will be closely monitoring the disaster season and will be providing information on how libraries are impacted.



ALIA has several free resources which library staff can use to prepare including:

Other useful Resources and links

ALIA is a founder member of Blue Shield Australia, a network of committees of dedicated individuals across the world that is: ‘committed to the protection of the world’s cultural property, and is concerned with the protection of cultural and natural heritage, tangible and intangible, in the event of armed conflict, natural- or human-made disaster’.

The Blue Shield website has useful resources from its members and affiliated organisations. These resources include the following:

The full list of resources can be seen on the Blue Shield Australia website

The Australian Warning System is in the process of being made consistent across the country. 


Each State and Territory has its own fire and emergency services with resources available


This page is accurate as of 1 December 2020 and will be updated as needed