In Response to: Devastating Bushfires

Location: Wooroloo, WA

Active: 30 June 2021 to 3 December 2021

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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 was able to complete the remaining work orders over a period of 8 weeks including sifting, chainsaw work, and supporting the Minderoo Recovery Pod placement.


Passion to Give up Time for Community, Veteran, Alan Ashman

Passion to Give up Time for Community, Veteran, Alan Ashman

I first heard about Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) by following the journey of another member who has been with DRA for a few years and seeing the operations that he had deployed on. Seeing the great work he's done as a member of DRA led me to think "this is an...

Positive Support Through Empowerment – Veteran, Josh Bailey 

Positive Support Through Empowerment – Veteran, Josh Bailey 

My military service began at age 17 as an Army reservist, with the 2/17 Battalion, Royal New South Wales Regiment. Based in Blacktown, Sydney. Not long prior, I completed year ten and had an apprenticeship fall through. It was a friend in the reserves who drew my...

True Heroes – Veteran, Wayne Larson

True Heroes – Veteran, Wayne Larson

In the 80’s I was a writer in the Navy. My grandfather, my great uncle, cousins, myself and now my son, all joined the Navy. It was generational. After 5 years of service, I left and headed down a pathway in training and development, training in First Aid and...