In Response to: Devastating bushfires

Location: Adelaide Hills

Wave 4 – Saturday 20th & Sunday 21st March 2021

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

Are you ready to deploy? This service project is open to Adelaide DRT members.


Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) – Adelaide DRT, is launching a Service Project in the Cudlee Creek bushfire area to continue assisting with the relief & recovery from the 2019/2020 fires. This will be of particular importance as there remains significant recovery work and the new fire season is now upon us.

After Op Hannaford in Jan/Feb and the last Service Project in August, there are still many property owners that remain in need of assistance. In mid November an attempt to launch Operation Mason, utilising a large number of our members from across the country had to be postponed due to recent COVID lockdown/restrictions in South Australia.

The Adelaide DRT is now responding by launching this Service Project, including multiple iterations in the new year.


  • Chainsaw work
  • Clearing of burnt trees
  • General clean-up of affected properties


News and Field Ops Reports

A partnership forged in fire: Disaster Relief Australia and Minderoo Foundation join forces

Disaster Relief Australia, a veteran-led disaster relief organisation, is collaborating with Minderoo Foundation’s Fire and Flood Resilience initiative to increase the deployment of volunteers to more operations in fire-affected parts of Australia as part of a $2.4...

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

I feel privileged – Raeleen’s reflection

Having recently retired I wanted to volunteer my time and skills to help others. I joined DRA following a suggestion from my sister, also a DRA member and Navy and VicPolice veteran. My first deployment was to the Adelaide Hills 3rd Wave. Everything was run like a...

I can’t wait for my next deployment – civilian Damien Threlfo

I am seriously impressed with DRA and I loved my first deployment. We made such an impact to community resident Janet. We made her cry in a way that "I haven't cried in over 11 years." From their good humour and easy organisation, DRA have everything possibly sorted,...

DRA returns to Adelaide Hills for Black Summer bushfire recovery

Disaster Relief Australia is launching a Service Project in the Cudlee Creek bushfire area to continue assisting with bushfire relief and recovery from the Black Summer 2019/2020 bushfires. In 2019/2020 DRA completed 7 domestic operations, 1 international operation,...