CALD and Indigenous Materials

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities

Natural events such as bushfires often disproportionately affect indigenous communities. In October 2020, the Fitzroy Basin Association (FBA) in partnership with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) successfully conducted an Indigenous Fire Training program with the Darumbal People. FBA successfully supported the Darumbal People Aboriginal Corporation (RNTPBC) and Gawula Aboriginal Land Trust to coordinate with QFES and other sectors in an intensive five-day program including teaching of traditional cultural fire management and mosaic burning, together with practical sessions in developing fire management plans and fauna surveys from contemporary fire management efforts. The video below is part of a nine-part series from the Traditional Ecological Knowledge project, funded by Caring for our Country.


Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities

CALD communities also often are disproportionately affected during disasters, often due to language barriers or cultural differences. The Central Queensland Multicultural Association (CQMA) helps connect diverse communities to essential information and services through their Community Connectors project. If you are a member of a CALD community in our Region and would like more information on disaster preparedness, or would be interested in volunteering to become a Connector with CQMA, contact them on 0438751974 or

For those in CALD communities who are living with, or supporting someone with a disability, the following Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness (P-CEP) videos focus on how you and those you care for can prepare for natural disaster and hazards such as flood, before an event happens.

Person-Centred Emergency Preparedness: Building Community Capacity

P-CEP: Individual Planning Conversations