Our thoughts and well wishes are with our local and global communities as we respond to COVID-19. Earlier this year, we witnessed bushfires at an incredible scale across Australia and now we find ourselves in the midst of a pandemic impacting every corner of the globe. Resilient Melbourne will continue to develop and share resources to assist you and your communities to adapt, survive and thrive in the face of the chronic stresses and acute shocks we face. The Global Resilience Cities Network (GRCN) is offering resources under the banner "Cities for a Resilient Recovery", which includes webinars, weekly updates and training. If you are in Victoria Australia, refer to the Department of Health and Human Services for the latest updates on COVID-19.

It is important that we prepare ourselves for the unexpected by viewing our systems through an integrated resilience lens, and by staying connected to each other, even if we are unable to do so in person. We are always stronger together.

Latest resilience news


Living Locally in Greenfields Report released

Living locally is more important than ever. Learn about challenges and opportunities to implementing 20-minute neighbourhoods in Melbourne’s greenfield growth areas.


Congratulations to Melbourne’s Takeover Melbourne Winners!

In partnership with the ABC, we are excited about this opportunity for young people across metropolitan Melbourne.

About Resilient Melbourne

Australia's first resilience strategy

Melbourne’s first resilience strategy was endorsed by the City of Melbourne’s Future Melbourne Committee on 17 May 2016. The first resilience strategy produced by any Australian city, and is the result of the work of more than 1,000 individuals from 230 organisations, Melbourne’s 32 local councils, and many Victorian Government departments.

People are at the heart of all cities

A resilient Melbourne will draw on the strengths of our diverse communities and geographies, to pursue our shared interests, embrace our differences and be stronger together. We will help communities prepare for change and whatever the future may hold. We will work today, tomorrow and together, towards a viable, sustainable, liveable and prosperous Melbourne


Strategy Actions

We're implementing strategy actions with partners across the community, academic and business sectors, as well as local and state government agencies.

By working together on these actions, partners will improve Melbourne’s collective resilience and will learn by doing. 



With cities across Australia experiencing rapid urban growth, meaningful collaboration between developers and residents is critical to building resilient neighbourhoods that truly meet residents’ needs.

100 Resilient Cities

Resilient Melbourne is part of the global challenge 100 Resilient Cities.
100 Resilient Cities – Pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation – helps cities around the world build resilience to the economic, social and physical challenges of the 21st century.


What are the characteristics of a city that can adapt, survive and thrive in the face of acute shocks and chronic stresses? Access the City Resilience Framework and other resources. 

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