ADELAIDE HILLS

In Response to: Devastating bushfires

Location: Adelaide Hills
WAVE 10: September
WAVE 11: October

Get Involved

Adelaide DRT members are encouraged to submit their EOI.

DRA has supported the Adelaide Hills community with bush fire relief and recovery from the devastating Cudlee Creek fires of Dec 2019/Jan 2020 and then the Cherry Gardens fires of 2020.

Over the last 18 months, our volunteers have been able to offer real hands-on help.  Whether it was finding precious items in the rubble of a burnt down house, cutting down trees, taking down a burnt fence, or simply moving burnt timber into a burn pile, every single task has been appreciated beyond words.

After initially starting with Operation Hannaford, DRA has continued the work via a series of Service Projects. We are in the final stages of completing this sucessful operation.

The last 2 waves will be run over Sunday 12th September, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th October.

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,...

Media Releases

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,...