The Institute has been established to improve the capacity of organisations and societies to respond to disruptive challenges which have the potential to overwhelm local emergency management capabilities and plans.  We aim to be a national and international centre of excellence through the development of advanced thinking in the concept of resilience.

Our mission is to assist the Federal and State Governments, the emergency services, organisations and civil society enhance their leadership and management capabilities, and thus enable them to prepare for, and respond better to, disruptive challenges.