Risk Frontiers is an independent research centre sponsored by the insurance industry to aid better understanding and pricing of natural hazard risks in the Asia-Pacific region. It was founded in 1994 to service the specialized needs of its sponsors in the local insurance and international reinsurance markets.  Its aims were to:

  • undertake risk assessment and research into natural hazards,
  • develop databases of natural hazards and their impacts on communities and
    insured assets, and
  • develop loss models to improve the pricing of natural hazard catastrophe risks.

These activities remain the core business of Risk Frontiers today, although it now undertakes studies on a much wider range of risk-related problems and for a client base that extends well beyond the insurance sector. It is the preferred provider of research to the NSW State Emergency Service and works with various government agencies and a number of corporate and utility organisations on risk-related issues.

  seminar 2016 invitation

Risk Frontiers Annual Seminar 2016

Wednesday 26th October, 2016

2pm until 4.30pm followed by light refreshments
at the Museum of Sydney, cnr Phillip & Bridge Streets, Sydney

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October 2016 newsletter

Risk Frontiers Newsletter
Volume 16, Issue 1, October, 2016

in this issue:

  • Court orders on Byron Bay's coastal wars
  • Joining the Dots
  • Reminder to register for upcoming Annual Seminar on 26th October, 2016

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  Kat Haynes Hazard Note

Overview of flood research findings

Dr Elspeth Rae from the NSW SES and CRC researcher, Dr Katharine Haynes from Risk Frontiers (pictured) explain the findings from research into flood fatalities in Australia.

Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC
Hazards Channel

  briefing note 326

Risk Frontiers' Briefing Notes can be found at:

Briefing Note 326

"China is covering its northern plains with wind turbines"

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