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DRT VIC General Induction Day

If you have a desire to serve your community in disaster recovery operations this event is for you! This new social engagement session will be a connection point to meet with people who have supported DRA, new and existing DRA members or those interested in learning more about who DRA is, and what we do.

There will be discussions which include:

DRA Overview & History
DRA Capabilities
Membership Involvement

We look forward to engaging with key DRA stakeholders, as well as an opportunity to ask questions, and deeper discussion on all things DRA.

People interested in finding out more about DRA, supporters of DRA, and new and existing DRA Members.
Bring along a mate, and invite those who are keen to find out more about DRA.

This would be great to attend especially if:

You are new to DRA
You have been a member for a while but not yet attended an event / activity
You joined as a fast-tracked volunteer for the NSW flood deployment
You have attended a service project but have not been to a training event/activity
Or you love to hear Gary, Peter and the Leadership team talk and want to brush up on our Values and Mission

Overview and reminder of what DRA stands for, how we achieve our goals and values
Chance to chat with some of the VIC Leadership team and ask any questions that you have
Snacks, because who doesn’t love delicious light lunch finger food?
A complimentary alcoholic or non-alcoholic beverage or two to finish off the day


Jul 16 2022

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  • We are excited to announce that Disaster Relief Australia has been recognised for an Outstanding Achievement in The Australian Charity Awards 2022. This is the third consecutive year that DRA has received an award in this category which recognises charitable organisations that have achieved outstanding results through initiatives that have significantly benefited charitable causes. The 2022 Outstanding Achievement was awarded to DRA for our plans to build our veteran-led volunteer base to create a fit-for-purpose model of continued service to the nation, while at the same time, establishing veterans as a much-needed national asset in disaster resilience and recovery. Our plans to build our volunteer workforce over the next three years will address a whole-of-nation resilience-based approach to disaster management, which recognises that a national, coordinated, and cooperative effort is needed to enhance Australia’s capacity to withstand and recover from emergencies and disasters. In partnership with the Australian Government’s announced funding, we will be significantly building our organisation, infrastructure and capability to always provide optimal support and relief for vulnerable communities affected by natural and #humanitarian disasters. We will further develop systems to connect with other emergency response and relief agencies and increase interoperability as well as to recruit more volunteers into DRA.   Volunteering with DRA is a great way for anyone wishing to expand their skills set and either deploy into communities impacted by disaster to aid in their recovery or other #opportunities volunteering behind the scenes to support our recovery operations and daily non-profit activities. To learn more about our award submission visit: Australian Charity Awards – 2022 Winners

  • With lessons learned from 2017, Debra thought the upstairs of her store was well protected against rising waters. She was wrong. The 2022 Northern Rivers flood hit hard. Her premises, stock and irreplaceable collectables were significantly damaged.  Under pressure and devastated, Debra attempted to repair the damage, run her business and manage the loss of her home in South Lismore.    With overwhelming tasks piled high, DRA stepped in. They relocated damp and mouldy records, cleaned stock and cleared areas for use again. Debra said of the team: “I just couldn’t stop saying oh my god, oh my god because it had such a huge impact.  To really see the progress is psychologically uplifting and amazing. For example, there was a team member who fixed my roller door. It had been damaged after the flood and was covered in mud. Just to see the blue paint on the door rather than the mud was phenomenally uplifting. I don’t know why I keep using the word uplifting, but it was just amazing.”