Scholarships for Emergency Management Volunteers

Tuesday, 6 June 2017


Australian Government pledges up to a million dollars for Higher Education Scholarships for Emergency Management Volunteers.

Fire Fighting Disaster Management

To recognise the complex service volunteers deliver and the high-level skills and leadership required to respond to emergency situations, the Australian Federal Government has committed a million dollars to fund scholarships for emergency management volunteers to help in building our national resilience.

Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields. If eligible, you could receive up to $25,000 for higher education study.

Examples of University of Newcastle programs you could study with this scholarship include the Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development or the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction.

We encourage all volunteers, including those involved in firefighting, flood and storm response, road rescue, search and rescue, and patrolling beaches, and recovery, to consider this new development opportunity.

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) will administer the new scholarships on behalf of the Government. There are four rounds of scholarships with the first round commencing on 1 June 2017 and closes for applications on 14 July 2017.

For more information on the scholarship application process visit the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience website.


Contact Nadine Barry
Phone (02) 4921 6037