Local Disaster Relief Teams

Local Disaster Relief Teams

Supporting local communities

Disaster Relief Australia operates 10 Disaster Relief Teams (DRTs) across the country. Each DRT has the capability to conduct disaster relief and community support operations through its localised team of veterans, emergency services specialists and civilian volunteers.

With the contribution of a nationwide multiple-phase community engagement program titled Project Resilience, each DRT also adopts a community and works through helping build its resilience to natural disasters.

DRTs by location

Craig Barber

Disaster Relief Australia is a one-of-a-kind organisation that is extremely well run and has the community at the forefront of its mind at all times. I highly recommend becoming part of the tribe and volunteering through Disaster Relief Australia, for anyone who wants to help and feels like they just have more to give.

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Guy Sadler 

I get really excited when I get picked for an operation. I know my wave, I start contacting people I know and we keep in contact. We work hard, play hard and we have a ball. I go home happy because I’ve helped the community which is a good thing. I’m continuing to use my Emergency Management skills and training in the recovery space, and I get to come and ‘play with some mates’.

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Aaron Mangravatti

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 with DRA and being out on the tools is pretty rewarding. Going out there and helping people get things done is good.

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