Emergency Response and Innovation Centre (ERIC)

Working together to create a resilient Queensland

Emergency Response and Innovation Centre

CQUniversity Australia’s Emergency Response and Innovation Centre (ERIC) has been established to work with the emergency management sector and communities to create a more resilient Queensland through the development of innovative solutions and capacity building.

Queensland has been impacted by more than 50 significant natural disaster events in the last 10 years, resulting in more than $14.4 billion of damage to public infrastructure, not to mention the loss of life and untold social costs.

Our goal is to work with industry and the community to reduce disaster-related impacts on communities through harnessing the multi-disciplinary expertise across the University, both within Queensland and throughout the country.

Headquartered in the Central Business District in Townsville, a unique feature of the new $1.5m Centre the high-fidelity immersive simulation technology that provides compelling visual and aural effects that blur the lines between real and simulated situations.

Organisations interested in learning more about ERIC including partnerships and the development of customised short courses are encouraged to contact the Centre’s Director.


Emergency Response and Innovation Centre CQUniversity Australia, Townsville Campus

Building 1, Level 2, 538 Flinders Street, Townsville, QLD 4810

Assoc. Prof. Steve Glassey – Director

P: +61 (07) 4722 5600