Resilience Partner Network

The Minderoo Foundation Wildfire and Disaster Resilience Program will deliver a collaboration model and co-contribution with government, industry and academia, aligned to the Australian National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and the UN’s Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030.

The program will seek to draw on the best expertise domestically and internationally.

Three levels of WDRP partners have been defined:

Program-Level Partners:
Partners strategic to the Program’s success. These partners will add value across multiple areas of the program.

Mission-Level Partners:
Partners strategic to a Mission’s success.

Mission-Level Technology Partners:
These partners will deliver technical outcomes towards a Mission.

Working Together to Lift National Resilience:
There is a perishable opportunity to coordinate our efforts and drive a new model for global leadership in climate-induced disaster resilience for Australia and the globe. This work has never been more important, given the COVID-19 outbreak and in anticipation of the next fire season being worse than this one, starting again in August.

The WDRP so far has a cohort of partners, leading experts and supporters working collaboratively with Minderoo Foundation, including: 

  • Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council (AFAC)
  • Australian Academy of  Science
  • Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO)
  • Australian Red Cross
  • Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
  • Business Council of Australia (BCA)
  • Commonwealth Bank of Australia (CommBank)
  • Conservation International (CI)
  • Fortescue Metals Group
  •  IAG
  •  Insurance Council Australia (ICA)
  • International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN)
  • KPMG Australia
  • Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets
  • Munich Re
  • National Australia Bank (NAB)
  • National Bushfire Recovery Agency
  • Optus
  • Suncorp
  •  Telstra
  • The B Team Australasia
  • The Nature Conservancy (TNC)
  • The Salvation Army Australia
  • Wesfarmers
  • Westpac
  • World Wide Fund for Nature Australia

Program strategy

Practical Interventions

The WDRP will identify and define a set of practical, short-term interventions that can be implemented ahead of the commencement of the next Australian bushfire season in August 2020.

Systems Approach

The WDRP will identify at least two evidence-based, Mission Model systemic interventions underpinned by cutting-edge science and technology to help Australia become the global leader in fire and flood resilience before 2030.

Resilience Partner Network

As a trusted adviser and Program Manager, the WDRP will deliver a partnership model and co-contribution with government, industry and academia.

COllaborate with us

Thank you for expressing your interest in collaborating and supporting the Minderoo Foundation Wildfire and Disaster Resilience Program (WDRP).

The WDRP will engage and partner with a range of global and local organisations in the execution of interventions aiming at building resilience. Partners will sit across government, businesses and non for profits. Partners are organisations with interests aligned to the WDRP that can provide relevant expertise, capabilities, financial and other resources to fulfill the missions defined under the WDRP.

Area(s) of interest to partner with Minderoo Foundation’s WDRP

As always, submission of an EOI does not guarantee an opportunity to collaborate. Should your organisation’s offering not be relevant at this point in time, it may be of interest in the future.

“IUCN looks forward to joining forces with Minderoo Foundation as it launches the Wildfire and Disaster Resilience Program, which will systemically address risks and make Australia’s landscapes and communities ever more resilient.”

Dr Grethel Aguilar

“Working together we can meet even the gravest challenges and develop the long-term strategies needed to rebuild and thrive into the future.”

Jennifer Westacott
Business Council Chief Executive

“Whether it’s reducing the impact of fires through new preparedness measures, improving the effectiveness of emergency response or ensuring communities are truly resilient to any emergency, there is so much more we can all do together.”

Judy Slatyer
CEO, Australian Red Cross

“As evidenced last summer, building deeper resilience will require commitment and collaboration from across our country and community, and we are pleased to contribute to and learn from this important work.”


“Now is the time to think outside the box and work together to build resilience for all Australians.”

Kelly Rosmarin