Rockhampton Region leads the way in disaster volunteer management


Published on 22 March 2021

Volunteer organisations and emergency agencies came together recently as part of a ground-breaking approach to disaster volunteer management in our Region.

The breakfast and networking event — which was hosted by Rockhampton Regional Council, Volunteering Queensland and the Rockhampton State Emergency Services Unit — provided an opportunity for Volunteer Organisations Active in Disasters (VOAD) from across the Region to meet and discuss their role in an emergency.

Chair of the Local Disaster Management Group (LDMG) Mayor Tony Williams said the VOAD initiative is a fantastic way to build our community disaster response.

“We talk often at Council about how important it is to be prepared for a disaster – whether that’s in our own homes or at a community level through the LDMG,” said Mayor Williams.