Reminder – Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships

The Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience (AIDR) is administering a new $1 million Australian Government scholarship fund to boost education development opportunities for
emergency management volunteers. 

This is an excellent opportunity for emergency services volunteers to build on their knowledge and professionalism.

Types of study

Emergency services volunteers registered with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services can undertake studies in accredited units or courses in emergency and disaster management vocational training/education, and higher education. 


The scholarship is for reimbursement of education and training costs incurred by an approved volunteer applicant. In addition, AIDR may agree to pay reasonable accommodation and travel costs that are essential for study and must be approved (by AIDR) in advance.

Application Round #1 closing 28 June 2017

Emergency services volunteers can apply on the AIDR website, however all applications must be endorsed by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services.

Log into the Volunteer Portal for full details on the application process or talk to your local District Officer or Community Emergency Services Manager.