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, from APRIL 2021, 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.

Deploy with DRA 1

PLEASE READ THE PRE-DEPLOYMENT INFORMATION BEFORE LODGING YOUR EOI TO DEPLOY

PREQUISITES TO DEPLOY (What you have to do)

Check your Muster profile is at Deployment Ready and updated with any changes, and make sure you’ve got an up to date tetanus injection (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: DRA CORE OPS ONLINE. This will help you prepare for your deployment and know what to expect on DRA ops.

WHAT IS COVERED WHEN YOU DEPLOY

Meals, barracks style accommodation (standard) 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 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!

LIVE DRA OPERATION(S) – ON PAUSE

OPERATION NAME: Op Corkhill Phase 2

LOCATION: Bega Valley Shire (Eden and Cobargo) NSW

STATUS: Operation on Tactical Pause Due to COVID outbreak in NSW

DATE: Recommencement dates to be announced

BACKGROUND: Due to the Covid Outbreak in NSW, a tactical pause has been instigated until such time as State Health guidelines allow a DRA return to the Bega Valley Shire to continue our long term Black Summer bushfire recovery operation with Op Corkhill Phase 2.

RECENTLY COMPLETED DRA OPERATION(S)

OPERATION NAME: Op Elliot
LOCATION: Port Macquarie, Mid North Coast, NSW
STATUS: Op Complete
DATE:   7 April- 16 May 2021