About Us
Who We Are

About RedR Australia

RedR Australia is a leading international humanitarian response agency that selects, trains and deploys technical specialists.

RedR Australia provides skilled people and training to help communities plan, prepare, rebuild and recover before, during and after crises and conflict. RedR Australia maintains a roster of nearly 1000 technical specialists across a range of skill profiles including disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, recovery and stabilisation activities in times of need.
RedR Australia is a Standby Partner to 15 United Nations agencies or entities, as well as other front line relief agencies and local governments. During a humanitarian crisis, a global network of Standby Partner organisations provides additional support to UN response efforts. RedR Australia is the only Standby Partner to the UN in the southern hemisphere. RedR Australia is the implementing partner of the Australia Assists program, an integrated civilian capability co-designed by RedR Australia and the Australian Government’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade which further enables RedR Australia to mobilise at every stage of the disaster cycle.

Our specialists also build resilience in disaster prone countries through our disaster preparedness training activities and strategic collaboration with National Disaster Management Offices throughout the Asia Pacific. 

Our Affiliations

RedR Australia is a signatory to the Australian Council for International Development Code of Conduct which defines minimum standards of governance, management and accountability for non-government aid agencies. For more information about the code, including how to lodge a complaint for breach of the Code, please visit the ACFID website.
RedR Australia is a member of RedR International, a federated network of offices sharing a common vision of a world in which sufficient competent and committed personnel are available and responding to humanitarian needs.

Climate Change

RedR Australia is committed to environmental and social governance of both people and the planet in our work before, during and after crises and conflicts. RedR Australia understands the challenges posed by climate change and is striving to be a part of the environmental solution. We work with partners on environmental sustainability and disaster risk reduction, and alongside sovereign governments and multilateral agencies to strengthen mitigation systems, inclusion, and sustainability.

Reconciliation Action Plan

Our vision for reconciliation is to live in an Australia that embraces recognition, deep listening, and respect among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and non-Indigenous Australians. Our 2024 Reflect Reconciliation Plan, endorsed by Reconciliation Australia, reflects our commitment to take meaningful action, ensuring that our workplace is inclusive, diverse, and culturally safe.

…Our people repair and rebuild infrastructure, coordinate response efforts and public communications, map and track relief activities, assist in the prevention of gender-based violence and manage the movement of essential supplies…
Our History
RedR Australia was established in 1992 by engineer Jeff Dobel, who called on his peers to apply their skills to disaster relief. Jeff's vision, to deploy engineers to support disaster-affected communities during international crisis, was realised with support from our four founding bodies: Engineers Australia, Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA), Consult Australia and Professionals Australia.
Our Founding Bodies
Engineers Australia

Engineers Australia represents the largest and most diverse body of engineers in Australia with 100,000 professional members at every level and across all fields of practice.

The Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) is the professional organisation providing member services and advocacy for those involved in and delivering public works and engineering services to the community both in Australia and New Zealand. 
Consult Australia

Consult Australia is the industry association for consulting companies in the built environment sector, including engineers, architects, project managers, planners, environmental scientists and quantity surveyors, among others.

Looking to the Future
Our Mission

Build resilience and relieve suffering in times of international humanitarian crisis and conflict.

Our Vision

A world in which sufficient competent and committed personnel are available and responding to humanitarian needs before, during and after crises and conflict.