Tasmanian Disaster Risk Assessment (TASDRA 2022)

The 2022 Tasmanian Disaster Risk Assessment (TASDRA) supports better understanding of the disaster risks that could impact Tasmania to:

  • identify ways to prevent such disasters from happening
  • explore current arrangements for such disaster events
  • suggest potential disaster risk reduction (DRR) measures that build on current arrangements.

Some insights gained are relevant to specific hazards and others to many disaster scenarios. TASDRA explores a series of quick-onset disaster scenarios that could happen in Tasmania. The scenarios are unlikely to happen exactly as described but are examples of possible events. By addressing risks raised by these scenarios, Tasmania can reduce the risks and prepare for other disasters.

Reducing disaster risks increases Tasmanians’ collective resilience in the face of future disasters in line with the Tasmanian Disaster Resilience Strategy 2020-2025.

TASDRA 2022 was a partnership project between the State Emergency Service and the University of Tasmania, overseen by the Tasmanian Government’s State Emergency Management Committee. The TASDRA project brought together expertise and many different insights to update and extend the 2016 Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment (TSNDRA).

Previous state risk assessments

The predecessor to TASDRA 2022 was the 2016 Tasmanian State Natural Disaster Risk Assessment (TSNDRA), which examined the state level risks associated with bushfires, storms, severe weather events, earthquakes, landslips, coastal inundation, heatwaves, and human influenza pandemic. It was prepared by a project team from the University of Tasmania, RMIT University and the Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Research Centre.

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