Our Work

Risk Frontiers works closely with Government Departments and Agencies to develop innovative and pragmatic solutions in the areas of community engagement, social research and risk management. Our work has directly influenced public safety policies and practice over many years.

FireAUS – Detailed Loss Model

Intelligently Designed. Location and Portfolio Level Intelligence.

The latest release of FireAUS, covering bushfire and now grassfire risk across Australia, represents another leap in the quantification of risk at the location and portfolio level. Building on our recognised machine learning capability, peer reviewed research and on the ground post-event surveys, FireAUS 3.0 has national coverage at the individual address level.

HailAUS – Detailed Loss Model

Intelligently Designed. Location and Portfolio Level Intelligence

For 25 years, Risk Frontiers has been leading the development of natural catastrophe models for the Asia-Pacific region. Available on our Multi-Peril Workbench, HailAUS is now offered through the Oasis loss modelling framework and commercially via ModEx.

QuakeAUS – Earthquake Loss Model

Local Expertise. Local Knowledge.

QuakeAUS is built on Risk Frontiers extensive knowledge and expertise in Australian seismic hazards. We participated in the development of Geoscience Australia’s 2018 National Seismic Hazard Model (NSHA18), which includes the Risk Frontiers earthquake source model.   We use the ground motion predictions equations of Somerville et al. (2009) developed specifically for Australia.

QuakeNZ – Earthquake Loss Model

A high-resolution model, where most needed

QuakeNZ covers earthquake ground shaking and liquefaction damage throughout New Zealand. The model features a variable resolution grid that is as fine as 500 m in the populated regions. Each grid cell contains no more than 200 addresses. The liquefaction hazard is mapped at an even finer resolution of 16 m to capture the extremely localized risk related to soil type, distance to water, and slope.


PerilAUS is a database of impacts and consequences of natural hazards in Australia, which has been used to better understand natural peril risks and provide evidence for public safety policies. 

Catastrophe Insurance

Over recent years, there has been advocacy in Australia for a government-sponsored insurance scheme. This is founded on a fear that insurance premiums might become unaffordable, as insurers are increasingly able to assess risks down to street address levels.

Disaster Scenarios

In work funded by the Bushfire& Natural Hazard Bushfire CRC, Risk Frontiers is exploring a series of realistic disaster scenarios. The intention is to get emergency managers thinking about plausible large events outside recent experience. Realistic scenarios could also help insurers look beyond the output of Natural Catastrophe Loss models and flesh out the likely impacts of large events on business operations and customers.