In Response to: Devastating Bushfires

Location: Wooroloo, WA

Active: 30 June 2021 to 31 July 2021

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


The Wooroloo / Gidgegannup Bushfire fire started in the Wooroloo area north east of Perth. It damaged approximately 320 properties and destroyed at least 86 dwellings, burning approximately 10500 ha of land with a fire perimeter of 136 km.

DRA established Operation Woods as its first disaster response in Western Australia, with operations running between February 27th to April 24th 2021. During this time 129 work orders were created and 103 closed, leaving 26 remaining tasks not yet completed.


On completion of Op Woods, the remaining work orders were provided to the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring Bushifire Recovery groups. This service project aims to complete the remaining work orders over a period of 8 weeks.

Of the outstanding work orders there are still numerous tasks to be completed including sifting, chainsaw work, and supporting the Minderoo Recovery Pod placement. Some of these jobs have become time critical as demolition and clean up has commenced for rebuilding.


Effect the most change – Jason McNamee, civilian

Effect the most change – Jason McNamee, civilian

I joined DRA after the floods in NSW. I saw on LinkedIn what DRA was doing after the immediate fanfare and the media had left. I found the cleanup and how DRA aids in that recovery process really interesting. Seeing the little snapshots of what’s happening and what’s...

Time to help other people – Scott Whiley, Veteran

Time to help other people – Scott Whiley, Veteran

A mate put me onto DRA,  I have been looking for something different. I'm retired and spend a lot of time staying fit and traveling looking for something different. Now I have time to help other people. In the past I have been a bit selfish when I was always working...

Being on the tools is rewarding – Aaron Mangravati

Being on the tools is rewarding – Aaron Mangravati

I first heard about DRA through a member that I met whilst doing some work with St John. She sold it to me as something that made a difference with a good group of people so I thought it was worth a try. Over the last couple of years I have done quite a few things...