OPERATION JOYNT

In Response to: Severe Weather Event

Location: Dandenong Ranges VIC

Dates: Rolling weekends from 3rd July 21 onwards (subject to COVID restrictions)

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Objective

DRA is deploying in response to the severe weather events across the State of Victoria in June 2021. The target area for this rolling operation is the Dandenong Ranges which is 50km from Melbourne’s CBD.

The Melbourne Disaster Relief Team (DRT) is collaborating with Rotary – Emerald & District and their Dandenong Ranges task force called “Help the Hills” to assist recovery efforts to help affected veterans and their communities.

Tasking

  • Clearing of felled trees
  • Clearance of debris and material
  • Clearing near fences or buildings or near access routes
  • General clearance tasks on affected properties

News and Field Ops Reports

Lieutenant Colonel William Donovan Joynt | The Story Behind the Name

Operation Joynt is named for Melbourne born William Donovan Joynt. For his ‘most conspicuous bravery’ he won the Victoria Cross.

Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Following a wave of destruction left by a storm front across the state of Victoria, both regional and metropolitan areas have suffered extensive damage. The Dandenong Ranges have been the subject of disastrous weather causing extensive treefall resulting in property...

Community & Volunteer Reflections

All the Reward I Need, Veteran Phil Wharton

A veteran friend suggested I look at Disaster Relief Australia when I was looking for an opportunity to give back after many years of paid work. I was immediately impressed by DRA’s focus on getting things done and helping others in their hour of need. Thinking about...

Take a Leap, Volunteer, Alasdair McLachlan

I come from a military family. My father is an Officer in the Army Reserve and so I spent much time in my childhood surrounded by the ADF community. Whether through attending a family barbeque in Keswick Barracks or doing my homework on my dad’s Army Reserve office...

Use Any of Your Life Skills, Nurse Michelle

I'm a registered nurse and I've been a part of DRA for about four years now. I initially joined DRA because I thought I might be able to use my nursing skills and help other people in the community. But now I've realized, that you don't have to be a nurse, you can use...
Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Melbourne Volunteers Out of Lockdown to Aid Devastated Dandenong

Following a wave of destruction left by a storm front across the state of Victoria, both regional and metropolitan areas have suffered extensive damage. The Dandenong Ranges have been the subject of disastrous weather causing extensive treefall resulting in property...