OPERATIONAL
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST

Calling all DRA members and Minderoo volunteers with a bloody good attitude to work and desire to help others!

Disaster Relief Australia continues to respond to recovery efforts post disaster, right across Australia. Whether its floods, fires, cyclones, or drought- DRA teams are willing to get in the field to help communities get back on track post disaster.

To streamline our processes a singular operational EOI will be current for all active operations. You will be able to select your preferred operation in this EOI. Each wave is 7 days, and will likely include a travel day each side. Can’t do 7 days? Don’t worry, you can select preferences and parameters in your EOI.

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BEFORE YOU DEPLOY 

Check your Muster profile is at Deployment Ready and updated with any changes. Remember to keep your tetanus injections up to date (ideally within the past 5 years). Done that? Then you are all set to throw your hat in the ring to be selected for a DRA Operation.

If you need a hand with your Muster profile, just let us know in the EOI and we can help you out!  Before you get on the ground, we ask all DRA members to complete the Online Core Operations Course. The link to this course will be sent out in Joining Instructions to help you prepare for your deployment and know what to expect on DRA ops. 

COVID VACCINATIONS

Currently most local government areas require proof of double vaccination status for all visitors, workers and residents. Your ability to deploy may be impacted by these and other government requirements. DRA recommends that all eligible members get vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination may be required for us to deploy you into some operations who require mandated vaccination due to state or local government policy.

WHAT IS COVERED WHEN YOU DEPLOY?

  • Meals, barracks style accommodation and PPE will be provided by DRA
  • DRA transportation from designated RV zones to the Forward Operating Base
  • Flights from major airports (operation budget dependent) 

WHAT IS NOT COVERED

Taxis, ride-share, airport parking or private transport to/from designated RV zones. Sorry, no home pick ups

FITNESS

Ask yourself this: Are you physically and mentally fit for task? This is hard work and can be emotionally confronting working in communities with residual trauma that comes with living through adversity.

You will be working for up to 7 days straight sometimes in austere conditions. Be honest with yourselves! Please read through the requirements for operations as questioned in the EOI, and make sure you fit the parameters. As you can imagine, we need to look after safety of self as we provide service to those in need. The last thing any of us want is to inadvertently make a situation worse. Therefore you will see there are strong fitness guidelines around DRA deployments.

FINAL NOTE

Please remember that submission of an EOI is not a guarantee of attendance. Check your spam and junk folders for missing communications! You may be contacted by the mobilisation team for further information.

Thank you so much for your interest in getting in the field with Disaster Relief Australia! If you have specific questions, drop an email to: mobilisation@disasterreliefaus.org 

ACTIVE OPERATIONS

OPERATION NAME: Op Thorpe

LOCATION: Mallacoota, Victoria
STATUS: APPROVED
DATE: 26 November to 12 December 2021
COVID VAC STATUS: Double Vaccination (Government requirement)
BACKGROUND: DRA has a strong commitment to help communities with long term Black Summer bushfire recovery operations in the Mallacoota Region. EOI’s are now open for those willing and able to assist with preference given to those based in Victoria. Other states may apply, noting border restrictions may impede selection.