“Facilitating disaster nursing research in Oceania Region” Natural disasters in the Oceania region and surrounds include for example earthquakes, volcanic eruptions (Rabaul, PNG, 1994, Merapi, Indonesia 2006), tsunamis, floods,(Indian Ocean 2004) fires, drought (Australia, 2009) and also pest plaques and pandemics which affected the broader international community. Between 1980 and 2008, there were 380 disaster events reported in the Oceania region in which 4,450 people died. That is approximately 154 deaths and 668,786 people affected at a cost of approximately $US 889 million per year. However despite this significant number of deaths and injuries, there is limited reporting on the nursing experience during such disasters or the impact of nursing on communities during response and recovery. This is due to the prioritised clinical focus of nursing resources of most countries during these events. A network of authors and researchers is being established in the area to support the reporting of nursing research in developing countries such as Papua New Guinea, Fiji, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, and Indonesia where nurses receive little post basic education, have limited opportunities to review the evidence for practice in disaster and emergency nursing, yet are regularly required to support the multidisciplinary disaster health team without essential support from the nursing research community. The network is essentially web-based and consists of a translational research approach via a network grid of researchers in response to a disaster event. Researchers from neighboring countries not clinically involved in the event respond by discovering and accessing data, analysing and reporting through a portal that enables timely reporting for discussion, publication, e-learning and dissemination of contemporary disaster nursing practices. This paper will report on the development of the network and its nexus with the WADEM Nursing Research Committee.