The Australian National Framework for Disaster (COAG 2011) includes a focus on both resilience and community led recovery. For any local government or NGO who wants to work with communities in disaster planning, preparing, responding or recovery, ABCD provides tools and approaches that can make community led recovery a reality. Partnership with community with the intention to achieve community led action, is now a very real possibility. Leva Consulting will be borrowing, adapting and developing a set of community engagement tools and resources to much more effectively assist with this process. It is time that the community led recovery and community resilience aspects of our national approach were supported. We will now be able to work together to do this. Thank you to the ABCD international movement and to the rich discussions and presentations at the ABCD conference in Goa.