In Response to: Catastrophic Flooding
Location: Forbes, NSW

Phase 1: October – December 2022 (complete)

Phase 2: 18 January – 2 March 2023 (in progress)

Existing DRA volunteers are invited to submit an EOI to deploy on Operation Simmonds via this link.

Not yet a volunteer with DRA and keen to help? Then join us now via the link below.

NSW Floods Recovery Operation

In November last year More than 1000 residents in the regional NSW town of Forbes were evacuated to higher ground in preparation for its worst flood in 70 years. 

Our base of operations is located at the Forbes Showground, Forbes.

Area of Operations

Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) is launching a flood recovery operation in the area of Forbes, Parkes and Cabonne local government areas.

Flood Recovery Taskings

DRA’s work will include general flood clean-up activities such as mucking out and gutting of flood affected properties, removal of both furniture and damaged wall linings, remedial clean-up measures, debris management and removal, chainsaw operations, fence line repairs, aerial damage assessments and spontaneous community volunteer management.

Requests for clean-up assistance

Members of the community who would like to request DRA’s assistance can contact the team on the ground via 02 9158 9388 to arrange a damage assessment.