Case Studies

The Community Resilience Toolkit has been tested in a number of communities around Australia. Below are the case studies completed to date which review the implementation of the Scorecard as used in that community. Check back regularly for updates as the implementation of the Scorecard continues.


Kentish Council

The Kentish Council is a local government area of Tasmania. It is located in the north-west of the state, slightly inland from the coast. The major town of the municipality is Sheffield, with a population of approximately 1500. The area is a high tourism region, with the natural attractions of Cradle Mountain and Lake Barrington. Kentish council area has Sheffield as its major town and eight smaller communities with a total population of approximately 6,500 people.

The Kentish Case Study can be found here Kentish Case Study (PDF 257KB)

Kingborough Council

The Kingborough Council is a local government area of Tasmania located ten kilometres to the south of Hobart. It includes the Hobart satellite town of Kingston and its surrounding suburbs, as well as several small surrounding towns and the whole of Bruny Island. Kingborough has a population of approximately 35,000, is a mix of residential and rural areas and has one of the highest growth rates in the State.

The Kingborough Case Study can be found here Kingborough Case Study (PDF 696KB)

Melton and Wyndham Councils

The Cities of Melton and Wyndham in Victoria are two of the fastest growing municipalities in Australia, situated approximately 30km southwest of Melbourne’s CBD. In October 2014, the two councils partnered to implement a 12-month collaborative resilience project called ‘Emergency Ready Communities’. The initiative sought to build the resilient capacity of community networks, strengthen partnerships between communities and embed a long-term emergency management engagement structure.

The Melton and Wyndham Case Study can be found here Melton and Wyndham Case Study (PDF 378KB)


The evaluation project sought to support the further implementation of the Scorecard by evaluating it at the stages of interest, implementation and impact in up to 10 communities of various sizes and geographic locations within Australia. The project has promoted the Scorecard and assessed how to ensure that it is well understood, widely and easily used, and has significant impact on resilience building within Australian communities.


The report for this project can be found here Final Report - Implementation and Evaluation of the Community Disaster Resilience Scorecard Toolkit and Practice Guidelines (PDF 2MB)

Further Information

Staff from the Torrens Resilience Institute who developed this scorecard are available to answer questions about the Scorecard. Contact the TRI by emailing us at or call +61 8 8201 5603