Disaster Risk Management Planning for Cultural Heritage | Flinders University, Adelaide | 26-28 July

A 3-day long train workshop on ‘Introduction to Disaster Risk Management for Cultural Heritage’ (DRM4Heritage) delivered by the Joint Scientific Committee of Australia ICOMOS and ICOMOS New Zealand on Risk Preparedness (ANZCORP) and Flinders University.

First one ever of this kind in Australia, this course will take place at Flinders University, Bedford Park Campus (Adelaide), Alere Centre between 26-27th of July and will be followed by a field trip to the SA State Library in Adelaide CBD on the 28th of July.

The workshop will introduce the participants to the process of identifying and managing disaster risks to heritage places, including their landscape settings, archaeology, interiors, collections and movable heritage. The workshop will include two days of lectures and workshops and one day in the field to put theory into practice. It will be delivered on campus at Flinders University, but will also be available via a dedicated Teams/Zoom link.

The course takes a multi-hazard approach and will engage multiple areas of expertise ranging from emergency management, emergency response, cultural heritage management, policy and strategic planning for disaster and include reflections from Indigenous Traditional Owners from different parts of Australia.

More information about the course, the provisional programme and fee structure can be found under these links: https://drm4heritage.wordpress.com or on our Flinders course page that has a link for enrolment https://www.flinders.edu.au/engage/community/short-courses/disaster-risk-management-for-cultural-heritage

This course is partly funded from Flinders University DVCR Research Support Fund and Deep Pasts, Heritage and Environments Research Theme. The fee is set to be a contribution towards the participation costs for the Indigenous Traditional Owners from across Australia and beyond whose communities are at a severe risk of natural disasters. Depending on availability we are open to consider requests from Indigenous participants for travel and fee bursaries.  Fee-waivers might be offered to Emergency services professionals who cannot fund the course otherwise.  


  • $350 – 3 days participation in person
  • $200 – 2 day workshop online
  • $100 – Flinders student concession rate
  • $125 – 3 course workshop dinner in Adelaide CBD
  • Fee-waivers are offered for professional and volunteer members of Emergency services and Indigenous participants.

If you have any questions or further queries about this course (including about bursaries to cover the participation fees or concessions) please email: DRM4heritage@gmail.com, Ania.Kotarba@flinders.edu.au or Catherine.Forbes@gml.com.au.