Useful Information

Insurance Council of Australia

The Insurance Council of Australia has produced a number of reports including the "Climate Change Impact Series" and other key policy and research documents as listed below.

  • ICA Climate Change Impact Series: Actions of the Sea and Future Risks Report (October 2021) Read more »
  • ICA Climate Change Impact Series: Tropical Cyclones and Future Risks (November 2021) Read more »
  • ICA Climate Change Impact Series: Flooding (not yet published) 
  • 'Reaping the rewards of Resilience' (February 2022) Read more »
  • 'Building a more resilient Australia: ICA policy proposals for the next Australian Government' (February 2022) Read more »

Nature-based Solutions Benchmark Assessment Report

There is growing interest globally and locally in developing more sustainable and adaptive nature-based solutions to help build more climate-resilient coastal communities and ecosystems, which also have the potential to deliver a range of other social and environmental benefits beyond coastal protection. This report was commissioned by the Coastal Councils Adaptation Taskforce (C-CAT) and prepared by BMT Commercial Australia Pty Ltd (BMT). Read more »

DISCUSSION PAPER - Alternative Virtual Engagement Options 

The QCoast2100 program is in the final stages, and many Councils are progressing towards completion of some or all Phases of developing a Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy (CHAS). The current and emerging situation with the COVID-19 pandemic has the potential to result in a halt or postponement in face-to-face meetings and engagement for several months, and potentially through to the QCoast2100 program completion. This discussion paper has been prepared to assist all councils and consultant teams with deciding how best to adjust engagement approaches to meet the needs of each CHAS project in light of the current COVID-19 situation.   Read more »

Guidelines for responding to the effects of climate change in coastal and ocean engineering 

These guidelines have been prepared by the National Committee on Coastal and Ocean Engineering (NCCOE) of Engineers Australia (EA) and represent an update and extension of previous editions, based on a methodology first developed in 1991. Read more »


CoastAdapt is an online coastal climate risk management framework developed by NCCARF to support adaptation to coastal climate change and sea-level rise. CoastAdapt includes tools and information on the science of climate change, risks, effective response options, and likely costs of action. It makes use of national data sets and research outputs developed over the past 5 years by Australian scientific organisations and includes clear guidance on good practice and links to case studies. Read more »

The compendium of coastal hazard adaptation options

The Compendium of Coastal Hazard Adaptation Options is one of the outputs of the Townsville Coastal Hazard Adaptation Strategy. This document provides technical description of each adaptation option and further details on how best to adapt to current and future coastal hazards. A multi-criteria analysis overview is also provided to assess each option against climate uncertainty, social, environmental, political and economic components. Read more »

Storm Tide Information at Selected East Coast Communities

The LGAQ commissioned a desktop study to identify and collate existing storm tide information that is available for selected coastal communities in Queensland i.e. Lockhart River Aboriginal Shire Council, Cook Shire Council, Hope Vale Aboriginal Shire Council, Wujal Wujal Aboriginal Shire Council, Yarrabah Aboriginal Shire Council, Palm Island Aboriginal Shire Council and Isaac Regional Council. Read more »

Helping coastal managers plan better for future storms

Researchers from Geoscience Australia have developed a new toolkit that is helping coastal managers to better understand how beaches are impacted by storm events. Read more »

Communication Guidelines: Coastal Hazard Adaptation

These guidelines aim to support local government staff and elected members in preparing and adopting public participation processes around coastal adaptation and to increase engagement and participation by the community and other stakeholders in these processes. Read more »