OPERATION CORKHILL

In Response to: Devastating bushfires

Location: Eurobodalla Shire, NSW

Active: 4th February 2021

New dates released
Wave 6: (Extended) Tuesday 9th- Sun 14th
Wave 7: Sun 14th – Sun 21st March
Wave 8: Sun 21st – Sun 28th March

Get Involved

Donating to this operation will support Disaster Relief Australia volunteers in real and practical ways.

Are you ready to deploy? Operation Corkhill is National (pending covid borders), so volunteers from all states and territories are welcome to submit their EOI.

Objective

ANNOUNCING Rolling Operation EOI: Eurobodalla Shire, NSW February – March 2021.

Disaster Relief Australia has relaunched bushfire recovery operations in the Eurobodalla Shire LGA located on the south coast of New South Wales, to continue the work in those communities who were devastated by the 2019/2020 fire season.

Operations were halted in late March due to Covid-19 restrictions, however with consultation with local and state authorities, DRA is able to recommence operations within certain areas with an adjusted format as a rolling operation featuring small targeted waves of approx 4 days duration (Thursday – Sunday) across the operation.

News and Field Ops Reports

Behind the name Operation Corkhill

Before we deploy for an Operation, we research the history of veterans in the local community, naming each Operation in honour of a local Defence veteran and their family. Operation Corkhill has deployed to the Eurobodalla Shire, New South Wales in response to the...

Disaster Relief Australia ramps up to bring urgent recovery to bushfire survivors in Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and East Gippsland

Disaster Relief Australia, (DRA) is launching our first major operation for 2021, returning to bring urgent recovery to 2019/20 Black Summer bushfire survivors in Eurobodalla, Bega Valley and East Gippsland.

Community & Volunteer Reflections

Community Reflection Andy Frantz

My father bought the Malula Bay property in 1976. He was in the Austrian Navy but has since passed. He was brought up in Pula which is a seafront city on the tip of Croatia’s Istrian Peninusla. In 1979, my father planted several pine trees along the driveway to the...

David Nicolson Reflection Operation Corkhill

My name is David Nicolson or better known as “Nico”. This is my first deployment after joining DRA only 6 weeks ago. I live in Canberra with my partner, Amber, and have 5 dogs! (2 x Border Collies, 1 x Kelpie, 1 x Ridgeback and 1 x Shar Pei Pitbull) When I was younger...
Service Project Latrobe on hold due to VIC lockdown

Service Project Latrobe on hold due to VIC lockdown

Due to the recent COVID-19 complications in Melbourne, we need to put Service Project Latrobe Legacy on hold while parts of Victoria enter a 5-day lockdown. Our Melbourne DRT has already been working closely with the local community conducting Damage Assessments and...

Jacobs cyclist riding for DRA at RoadNats

Jacobs cyclist riding for DRA at RoadNats

Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) is the official volunteer partner of an electric weekend in Aussie Cycling beginning 5th February, 2021. RoadNats, as it’s affectionately known, is the most prestigious national event on the Australian road cycling calendar. Australia’s...