In Response to: Black Summer bushfires
LOCATION: Kangaroo Island
STATUS: Pending
Wave 1 – 12th to 19th June 2022
Wave 2 – 19th to 25th June 2022

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Adelaide DRT members are strongly encouraged to submit their EOI!

During the 2019-2020 Black summer bushfire season, fires raged through the northern and western areas of Kangaroo Island, extensively damaging bushland, farming land, residential and commercial infrastructure. Some 38% of the Island was burnt out, with the heaviest damage extending from the centre of the island through to the Western end.

Disaster Relief Australia has previously conducted two national operations on Kangaroo Island to assist with the recovery from the Black Summer Fires. Both Operation Turner and Operation Tiger in 2020 were cut short due to Covid-19.

In March of 2022 our operations team re-visited the island to re-assess previous unfinished taskings to also complete further damage assessments on properties that still require assistance. DRA is now looking to once again offer assistance to help not only complete the recovery work, but also resilience work in the areas that will once again be at risk when the next bushfire season arrives.


  • Fencing repair/removal
  • Refurbishment of burnt vegetable & animal enclosures
  • Debris removal

Kangaroo Island Resilience Project 1
A sincere thank you to SeaLink who will provide free ferry travel for our volunteers.

Disaster Relief Australia

National Support Office
Ph: 1300 372 287
3 King William Road

Disaster Relief Australia unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy disaster relief teams.

Kangaroo Island Resilience Project 2

Disaster Relief Australia is registered with Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC).

ABN 44614474010
ACN 614474010

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Disaster Relief Payments & Grants

Read where to find information on disaster relief payments and grants.

Disaster Requests for Assistance

Read where to lodge your request for assistance.