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Mariginiup Bushfire Recovery Information
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Cyclone Ilsa Recovery Information
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Kimberley Floods Recovery Information
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Cyclone Seroja Recovery Information
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Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery Information

Who can I talk to?

Life threatening situation – 000

Call triple zero (000) if your life or property is being threatened, someone is seriously injured or needs urgent medical help.

City of Wanneroo – 9405 5000

If you are a resident of the City of Wanneroo and need advice on returning to your property, please call 9405 5000 and press seven during business hours or call 1300 138 393 after hours.

Healthdirect – 1800 022 222

If you, or someone you know, needs free health advice call Healthdirect any time to speak with a health professional.

Western Power – 13 13 51

Customers with concerns about electricity supply, including damaged power poles, should contact Western Power on 13 13 51.

Main Roads – 138 138

For up-to-date information on road closures, call Main Roads or visit the travel map here.

Disaster Response Hotline – 1800 032 965

If you are impacted by the Mariginiup bushfire, you can call the Department of Communities Disaster Response Hotline on 1800 032 965.

Community Recovery Centre – 23 Dundebar Rd

To support residents, the City of Wanneroo has established a recovery centre located  in the Civic Centre at 23 Dundebar Rd, Wanneroo. Staff are available from 12pm to 6pm Monday 4th to Friday 8th and from 9am to 1pm on Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th December.

Local police (non-emergency) – 131 444

Call this number if you need police assistance and it is not an emergency.

Water Corporation – 13 13 75

Customers with urgent water needs should contact the Water Corporation’s 24/7 Operations Centre on 13 13 75.

Insurance Council of Australia – 1300 728 228

If you have concerns regarding your insurance coverage, contact the Insurance Council of Australia.

What assistance is available?

Premier’s Relief Payment

Emergency financial assistance is available for eligible households where the home was destroyed or severely damaged. The payment is available to help residents pay for food, clothing, personal effects, transport and emergency accommodation.

  • A $4,000 payment is available where the home was destroyed or severely damaged.
  • A $2,000 payment is available where the home suffered minor damage.

Further information

Contact the DFES Recovery Grants Team.

Phone: 1800 490 678 (open from Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm).

Email: recoverygrants@dfes.wa.gov.au

Apply now

Measures to Assist Primary Producers

If you are a primary producer whose assets or business have been affected by the Mariginiup bushfire, there is assistance available to you. Assistance measures include reimbursement grants for professional advice, freight subsidy, fencing (for livestock producers only) and an expression of interest for interest subsidy on a new loan to recover.

Further information

Web: https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/emergency-response/disaster-recovery-funding-arrangements

Email: RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: (08) 6552 2073.

Closing Date: 27 May 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category B.

Small Business Advisory Service

The Small Business Development Corporation (SBDC) provides free and confidential business advice, tools and resources for Western Australian small businesses.

Further information

Phone: 133 140.

Web: https://www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/

Department of Communities Assistance

The Department of Communities co-ordinates immediate and long-term support for community members displaced by the Mariginiup Bushfire.

To speak to someone about the support that may be available to you, call the Disaster Response Hotline on 1800 032 965.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

If you are a small business proprietor whose assets or premises have been directly impacted by the Mariginiup bushfire, you may be eligible to receive a four per cent interest rate subsidy on new loans taken out for the purposes of repairing damaged assets or business carry on costs.

To be eligible for the subsidy you need to be a registered small business with an ABN, employ less than 20 full-time staff, operate locally and derive your main source of income from the business, and demonstrate that the loan required is a direct result of the Mariginiup bushfire.

Further information

Web: https://dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery/small-business

DRFAWA Fact Sheet: Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au

This assistance is funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category B.

Water Corporation Assistance

Residential and business customers who have been impacted by the Mariginiup bushfire have access to additional financial relief and additional support as part of a Water Corporation assistance package.

  • Water allowance up to 50,000 litres for bushfire-affected residential and business customers in the warning area.
  • Private water tanks to be refilled free of charge.

Water Corporation customers whose property was destroyed will also have new and existing water use charges waived and service charges waived until 2024.

If you’re experiencing payment difficulties following the bushfire, you can contact the Water Corporation to discuss the options available.

Further information

Web: https://www.watercorporation.com.au/wanneroofires

Phone:  13 13 85 (open from Monday to Friday 8am to 5pm).

Temporary Residential Accommodation Program

A program jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is providing temporary residential accommodation.

Department of Communities is working closely with flood-impacted communities to provide temporary accommodation support. Contact the Disaster Response Hotline on 1800 032 965 or visit one of the Flood Hubs if you need support with accommodation.

Temporary Workers Accommodation Program

A program jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is providing temporary accommodation to house workers undertaking a large-scale program of recovery activities and reconstruction works.

Department of Communities Financial Assistance

Assistance is available to people experiencing hardship and distress as a result of the flooding. If you need emergency financial assistance to repair or replace essential household items, or carry out essential repairs to your house, the Department of Communities may be able to help you.  

Further information: Call 1800 032 965

Australia Post Customer Support

Australia Post is offering 12 months free mail redirection for flood-affected homes and businesses.

Find out more

Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants up to $50,000

If you are a homeowner whose property has been damaged or destroyed by flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie you may be eligible for a grant of up to $50,000 to help you undertake repair and rebuild works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $50,000. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future floods.

Further information:

Email: recoveryoperations@dfes.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 490 678

Web: www.dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery-and-resilience-grants

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This grant program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Water Corporation Customer Support

If you are a resident or business impacted by the Kimberley floods Water Corporation has financial assistance and support to help you.

Find out more

Horizon Power

If you are a resident or eligible business owner in Fitzroy Crossing or surrounding communities, Horizon Power have a range of financial relief and support options to keep you connected.

Find out more

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund - Kimberley Floods Appeal

The Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) provides funding from the Kimberley Floods Appeal to support those impacted by the floods.

Support for Prescribed Bodies Corporate

Seven Prescribed Body Corporates (PBCs) will receive Government support to continue their important recovery role.

Jointly funded by the Albanese and Cook Governments, through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), the Prescribed Body Corporate Recovery Support Program will fund eligible PBCs to provide community engagement, advocacy and cultural navigation services to support recovery activities and initiatives over the next two years.

For more information, read the media statement.

Rent Relief for Pastoralists

Pastoralists in the Kimberley can now apply for rent relief. On the recommendation of the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) the Minister for Lands may allow a payment of rent for a pastoral lease to be delayed for a specified period or reduced or waived entirely where the lease has been adversely affected by drought, fire, cyclone, flood, or other disaster (section 128 of the Land Administration Act 1997). Each pastoral lessee has to make an individual application to the PLB.

Pastoralists are asked to send an email to plb@plb.wa.gov.au

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $75,000

Grants of up to $75,000 are available to assist pastoralists with out-of-pocket clean-up and reinstatement costs incurred as a direct result of the flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie. The grant covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Further information:

Web:  https://dpird.smartygrants.com.au/AGRN1044-1059-CatD

Email:  RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1300 374 731

Closing date: 30 June 2024

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category D.

Support for Kimberley-based Aboriginal businesses and jobseekers

The WA Government has a range of Aboriginal business development and employment services to assist those affected by the recent Kimberley floods.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy (DRFA Category B)

If you are a small business proprietor whose assets or premises have been directly impacted by Ex TC Ellie, you may be eligible to receive a four per cent interest rate subsidy on new loans taken out for the purposes of repairing damaged assets or business carry on costs.

Apply now

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $50,000 | Medium Business Recovery Grant up to $75,000

If you are a small or medium business owner that was directly impacted by the flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie, you may be eligible for financial support to assist with costs associated with clean-up, repair and reinstatement activities for your business.

Further information:

Web: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/recovery

Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Freight Assistance Program

If you are a business or transport operator freighting goods to or from the Kimberley, you may be eligible for a freight assistance grant. Assistance rates, eligibility and application process are available in the Guidelines, as well as some information via our FAQs.

The Freight Assistance Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Environment, Heritage and Cultural Assets Flexible Grants Program

A flexible grants program is available to support projects that clean-up, restore, recover from or monitor the long-term impacts to environment, heritage and cultural assets that were impacted by the floods. Eligible applicants include non-profit organisations, community groups and prescribed bodies corporate.

Email: SNRMO@dpird.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 31 December 2025

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Kimberley Floods Clean-up Program

This program assists communities and local governments affected by the floods to clean up public spaces, recreational assets, residences and businesses.

National and Conservation Parks Clean-up Program

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program funds the cleaning up of flood-related debris and reinstatement of minor infrastructure to enable the reopening of the flood-damaged National and Conservation Parks.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing the clean-up program.

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Apply now

CTF Disaster Recovery Training Grant

Employers, apprentices and trainees working to rebuild Kimberley communities hit hard by flooding can now apply for the State Government’s Construction Training Fund (CTF) Disaster Recovery Grant.

Community Social Recovery Program

The Community Social Recovery Program provides funding and staffing to boost the delivery of services and programs that support social and emotional wellbeing support, including legal assistance and grants for community recovery initiatives.

The types of assistance funded through the program include:

  • Wellbeing, mental health, and other psychosocial support services;
  • Case management for individuals and families;
  • Dedicated staff providing legal assistance; and
  • Grants to enable the clean-up and restoration of operations for local service providers and community organisations, and to support community recovery and resilience activities and events.

The program will be delivered by three state government agencies; Department of Communities, Department of Justice and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The Community Social Recovery Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Community Recovery
Grants Program

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that assist community recovery, reconnection and resilience building.

The program offers three grant streams:

  • Small Community Initiative Grants for projects ranging from $2,500 up to $20,000.
  • Large Community Initiative Grants for projects ranging from $20,001 up to $100,000.
  • Clean-up grants up to $75,000 to reimburse costs of premise clean-up and essential repairs.

This grant program is part of the Community Social Recovery Program that is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

How can I help the people affected?

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund

The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund appeal for the Mariginiup bushfire is open for public donations.

Find out more

Register your interest as a volunteer

You can register your interest with Volunteering WA. Your details will then be passed to organisations who may offer you a volunteer opportunity when one arises. Help such as delivering supplies, providing essential transport, social support and visits, household maintenance and welfare checks may be needed for this emergency.

Find out more

Who can I talk to?

Disaster Response Hotline – 1800 032 965

If you are an impacted community member needing support and information please call the Disaster Response Hotline, Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

If you are an impacted pastoralist and want to speak with someone call 1300 374 731.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

If you are an impacted homeowner wanting to speak with someone about financial support call the recovery grants team on 1800 490 678.

What assistance is available?

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $50,000 | Medium Business Recovery Grant up to $75,000

If you are a small or medium business owner that was directly impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ilsa, you may be eligible for financial support to assist with costs associated with clean-up, repair and reinstatement activities for your business.

Further information:

Web: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/recovery

Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants up to $50,000

If you are a homeowner whose property has been damaged or destroyed by storm damage associated with TC Ilsa you may be eligible for a grant of up to $50,000 to help you undertake repair and rebuild works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $50,000. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future cyclones.

Further information:

Email: recoverygrants@dfes.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 490 678

Web: www.dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery-and-resilience-grants

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This grant program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

If you are a small business proprietor whose assets or premises have been directly impacted by TC Ilsa, you may be eligible to receive a four per cent interest rate subsidy on new loans taken out for the purposes of repairing damaged assets or business carry on costs.

To be eligible for the subsidy you need to be a registered small business with an ABN, employ less than 20 full-time staff, operate locally and derive your main source of income from the business, and demonstrate that the loan required is a direct result of the cyclone.

Further information:

Web:  https://dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery/small-business

Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au

DRFAWA Fact Sheet – Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $75,000

Grants of up to $75,000 are available to assist pastoralists with out-of-pocket clean-up and reinstatement costs incurred as a direct result of Cyclone Ilsa. The grant covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Further information:

Web:  https://dpird.smartygrants.com.au/AGRN1044-1059-CatD

Email:  RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1300 374 731

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category D.

Marine Park Clean-up Program

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program funds the clean-up and repair of minor infrastructure in Rowley Shoals Marine Park that was damaged by TC Ilsa.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing the clean-up program.

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Read more

Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants up to $50,000

If you are a homeowner whose property has been damaged or destroyed by storm damage associated with TC Ilsa you may be eligible for a grant of up to $50,000 to help you undertake repair and rebuild works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $50,000. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future cyclones.

Further information:

Email: recoverygrants@dfes.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 490 678

Web: www.dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery-and-resilience-grants

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This grant program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

If you are a small business proprietor whose assets or premises have been directly impacted by TC Ilsa, you may be eligible to receive a four per cent interest rate subsidy on new loans taken out for the purposes of repairing damaged assets or business carry on costs.

To be eligible for the subsidy you need to be a registered small business with an ABN, employ less than 20 full-time staff, operate locally and derive your main source of income from the business, and demonstrate that the loan required is a direct result of the cyclone.

Further information:

Web:  https://dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery/small-business

Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au

DRFAWA Fact Sheet – Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $50,000 | Medium Business Recovery Grant up to $75,000

If you are a small or medium business owner that was directly impacted by Tropical Cyclone Ilsa, you may be eligible for financial support to assist with costs associated with clean-up, repair and reinstatement activities for your business.

Further information:

Web: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/recovery

Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $75,000

Grants of up to $75,000 are available to assist pastoralists with out-of-pocket clean-up and reinstatement costs incurred as a direct result of Cyclone Ilsa. The grant covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Further information:

Web:  https://dpird.smartygrants.com.au/AGRN1044-1059-CatD

Email:  RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1300 374 731

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category D.

Marine Park Clean-up Program

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program funds the clean-up and repair of minor infrastructure in Rowley Shoals Marine Park that was damaged by TC Ilsa.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing the clean-up program.

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Read more

Latest recovery information

Keep up-to-date with important information about what’s happening in your community by reading the latest Kimberley Floods State Recovery E-Newsletter and joining the DFES Kimberley Floods Facebook Group. Click here to subscribe to the Kimberley Floods State Recovery E-Newsletter.

Rene Dingo and Gurama Yani U

Rene Dingo, one of Fitzroy Crossing’s traditional custodians, talks about the devastation the floods caused to the local Men’s Shed, Gurama Yani U – and the opportunities the recovery has created through the Gateway initiative.

Who can I talk to?

Life threatening situation – 000

Call triple zero (000) if your life or property is being threatened, someone is seriously injured or needs urgent medical help.

Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Support – 13YARN (13 92 76)

If you, or someone you know, are feeling worried or no good, call 13YARN to talk with an Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Crisis Supporter.

Kimberley Mental Health Support

Fitzroy Crossing – 9166 1700 Mon to Fri 8am to 4.30pm

Derby – 9193 3605 Mon to Fri 8am to 4.30pm

Rurallink Afterhours – 1800 552 002

Healthdirect – 1800 022 222

If you, or someone you know, needs free health advice call Healthdirect any time to speak with a health professional.

Wellbeing support – 0484 743 646

The Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service; Derby Aboriginal Health Service Council; Kimberley Aboriginal Medical Services; and Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre are jointly provided wellbeing support as part of the Fitzroy Valley flood recovery. If you’re impacted by the floods, not feeling good and want to feel stronger about yourself, there is support available.

Call 0484 743 646, email er.sewb@kamsc.org.au or walk into the Flood Hub/Marninwarntikura Women’s Resource Centre.

Broome Flood Help – 0476 897 424

If you are a flood-impacted community member living in Broome needing to talk with someone about your situation call 0476 897 424.

Local Police (non-emergency) – 131 444

Call this number if you need police assistance and it is not an emergency.

Where are the Flood Hubs?

Derby Flood Hub

Derby Housing Office

16-22 Loch Street

Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm

Fitzroy Crossing Flood Hub

Fitzroy Crossing Visitor Centre

4 Flynn Drive

Monday to Thursday, 8am to 12pm

Outreach in afternoons and Fridays

What assistance is available?

Support for Prescribed Bodies Corporate

Seven Prescribed Body Corporates (PBCs) will receive Government support to continue their important recovery role.

Jointly funded by the Albanese and Cook Governments, through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), the Prescribed Body Corporate Recovery Support Program will fund eligible PBCs to provide community engagement, advocacy and cultural navigation services to support recovery activities and initiatives over the next two years.

For more information, read the media statement.

Department of Communities Financial Assistance

Assistance is available to people experiencing hardship and distress as a result of the flooding. If you need emergency financial assistance to repair or replace essential household items, or carry out essential repairs to your house, the Department of Communities may be able to help you.  

Further information: Call 1800 032 965

Australia Post Customer Support

Australia Post is offering 12 months free mail redirection for flood-affected homes and businesses.

Find out more

Horizon Power

If you are a resident or eligible business owner in Fitzroy Crossing or surrounding communities, Horizon Power have a range of financial relief and support options to keep you connected.

Find out more

Temporary Residential Accommodation Program

A program jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is providing temporary residential accommodation.

Department of Communities is working closely with flood-impacted communities to provide temporary accommodation support. Contact the Disaster Response Hotline on 1800 032 965 or visit one of the Flood Hubs if you need support with accommodation.

Support for Kimberley-based Aboriginal businesses and jobseekers

The WA Government has a range of Aboriginal business development and employment services to assist those affected by the recent Kimberley floods.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy (DRFA Category B)

If you are a small business proprietor whose assets or premises have been directly impacted by Ex TC Ellie, you may be eligible to receive a four per cent interest rate subsidy on new loans taken out for the purposes of repairing damaged assets or business carry on costs.

Apply now

Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants up to $50,000

If you are a homeowner whose property has been damaged or destroyed by flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie you may be eligible for a grant of up to $50,000 to help you undertake repair and rebuild works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $50,000. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future floods.

Further information:

Email: recoverygrants@dfes.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 490 678

Web: www.dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery-and-resilience-grants

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This grant program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

National and Conservation Parks Clean-up Program

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program funds the cleaning up of flood-related debris and reinstatement of minor infrastructure to enable the reopening of the flood-damaged National and Conservation Parks.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing the clean-up program.

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Read More

Temporary Workers Accommodation Program

A program jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is providing temporary accommodation to house workers undertaking a large-scale program of recovery activities and reconstruction works.

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $75,000

Grants of up to $75,000 are available to assist pastoralists with out-of-pocket clean-up and reinstatement costs incurred as a direct result of the flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie. The grant covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Further information:

Web:  https://dpird.smartygrants.com.au/AGRN1044-1059-CatD

Email:  RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1300 374 731

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category D.

Environment, Heritage and Cultural Assets Flexible Grants Program

A flexible grants program is available to support projects that clean-up, restore, recover from or monitor the long-term impacts to environment, heritage and cultural assets that were impacted by the floods. Eligible applicants include non-profit organisations, community groups and prescribed bodies corporate.

Email: SNRMO@dpird.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 31 December 2025

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Community Recovery
Grants Program

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that assist community recovery, reconnection and resilience building.

The program offers three grant streams:

  • Small Community Initiative Grants for projects ranging from $2,500 up to $20,000.
  • Large Community Initiative Grants for projects ranging from $20,001 up to $100,000.
  • Clean-up grants up to $75,000 to reimburse costs of premise clean-up and essential repairs.

This grant program is part of the Community Social Recovery Program that is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Community Social Recovery Program

The Community Social Recovery Program provides funding and staffing to boost the delivery of services and programs that support social and emotional wellbeing support, including legal assistance and grants for community recovery initiatives.

The types of assistance funded through the program include:

  • Wellbeing, mental health, and other psychosocial support services;
  • Case management for individuals and families;
  • Dedicated staff providing legal assistance; and
  • Grants to enable the clean-up and restoration of operations for local service providers and community organisations, and to support community recovery and resilience activities and events.

The program will be delivered by three state government agencies; Department of Communities, Department of Justice and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The Community Social Recovery Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Water Corporation Customer Support

If you are a resident or business impacted by the Kimberley floods Water Corporation has financial assistance and support to help you.

Find out more

Rent Relief for Pastoralists

Pastoralists in the Kimberley can now apply for rent relief. On the recommendation of the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) the Minister for Lands may allow a payment of rent for a pastoral lease to be delayed for a specified period or reduced or waived entirely where the lease has been adversely affected by drought, fire, cyclone, flood, or other disaster (section 128 of the Land Administration Act 1997). Each pastoral lessee has to make an individual application to the PLB.

Pastoralists are asked to send an email to plb@plb.wa.gov.au

Closing Soon

Freight Assistance Program

If you are a business or transport operator freighting goods to or from the Kimberley, you may be eligible for a freight assistance grant. Assistance rates, eligibility and application process are available in the Guidelines, as well as some information via our FAQs.

Closing date: 31 December 2023

The Freight Assistance Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

CTF Disaster Recovery Training Grant

Employers, apprentices and trainees working to rebuild Kimberley communities hit hard by flooding can now apply for the State Government’s Construction Training Fund (CTF) Disaster Recovery Grant.

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund –
Kimberley Floods Appeal

The Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) provides funding from the Kimberley Floods Appeal to support those impacted by the floods.

Kimberley Floods Clean-up Program

This program assists communities and local governments affected by the floods to clean up public spaces, recreational assets, residences and businesses.

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $50,000 | Medium Business Recovery Grant up to $75,000

If you are a small or medium business owner that was directly impacted by the flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie, you may be eligible for financial support to assist with costs associated with clean-up, repair and reinstatement activities for your business.

Further information:

Web: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/recovery

Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Temporary Residential Accommodation Program

A program jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is providing temporary residential accommodation.

Department of Communities is working closely with flood-impacted communities to provide temporary accommodation support. Contact the Disaster Response Hotline on 1800 032 965 or visit one of the Flood Hubs if you need support with accommodation.

Temporary Workers Accommodation Program

A program jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements is providing temporary accommodation to house workers undertaking a large-scale program of recovery activities and reconstruction works.

Department of Communities Financial Assistance

Assistance is available to people experiencing hardship and distress as a result of the flooding. If you need emergency financial assistance to repair or replace essential household items, or carry out essential repairs to your house, the Department of Communities may be able to help you.  

Further information: Call 1800 032 965

Australia Post Customer Support

Australia Post is offering 12 months free mail redirection for flood-affected homes and businesses.

Find out more

Homeowners Recovery and Resilience Grants up to $50,000

If you are a homeowner whose property has been damaged or destroyed by flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie you may be eligible for a grant of up to $50,000 to help you undertake repair and rebuild works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $50,000. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future floods.

Further information:

Email: recoverygrants@dfes.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1800 490 678

Web: www.dfes.wa.gov.au/recovery-and-resilience-grants

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This grant program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Water Corporation Customer Support

If you are a resident or business impacted by the Kimberley floods Water Corporation has financial assistance and support to help you.

Find out more

Horizon Power

If you are a resident or eligible business owner in Fitzroy Crossing or surrounding communities, Horizon Power have a range of financial relief and support options to keep you connected.

Find out more

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund –
Kimberley Floods Appeal

The Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) provides funding from the Kimberley Floods Appeal to support those impacted by the floods.

Support for Prescribed Bodies Corporate

Seven Prescribed Body Corporates (PBCs) will receive Government support to continue their important recovery role.

Jointly funded by the Albanese and Cook Governments, through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA), the Prescribed Body Corporate Recovery Support Program will fund eligible PBCs to provide community engagement, advocacy and cultural navigation services to support recovery activities and initiatives over the next two years.

For more information, read the media statement.

Rent Relief for Pastoralists

Pastoralists in the Kimberley can now apply for rent relief. On the recommendation of the Pastoral Lands Board (PLB) the Minister for Lands may allow a payment of rent for a pastoral lease to be delayed for a specified period or reduced or waived entirely where the lease has been adversely affected by drought, fire, cyclone, flood, or other disaster (section 128 of the Land Administration Act 1997). Each pastoral lessee has to make an individual application to the PLB.

Pastoralists are asked to send an email to plb@plb.wa.gov.au

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $75,000

Grants of up to $75,000 are available to assist pastoralists with out-of-pocket clean-up and reinstatement costs incurred as a direct result of the flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie. The grant covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Further information:

Web:  https://dpird.smartygrants.com.au/AGRN1044-1059-CatD

Email:  RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au

Phone: 1300 374 731

Closing date: 30 June 2024

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements Category D.

Support for Kimberley-based Aboriginal businesses and jobseekers

The WA Government has a range of Aboriginal business development and employment services to assist those affected by the recent Kimberley floods.

Small Business Interest Rate Subsidy (DRFA Category B)

If you are a small business proprietor whose assets or premises have been directly impacted by Ex TC Ellie, you may be eligible to receive a four per cent interest rate subsidy on new loans taken out for the purposes of repairing damaged assets or business carry on costs.

Apply now

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $50,000 | Medium Business Recovery Grant up to $75,000

If you are a small or medium business owner that was directly impacted by the flooding associated with Ex TC Ellie, you may be eligible for financial support to assist with costs associated with clean-up, repair and reinstatement activities for your business.

Further information:

Web: www.smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/recovery

Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 30 June 2024

Apply now

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Closing Soon

Freight Assistance Program

If you are a business or transport operator freighting goods to or from the Kimberley, you may be eligible for a freight assistance grant. Assistance rates, eligibility and application process are available in the Guidelines, as well as some information via our FAQs.

Closing date: 31 December 2023

The Freight Assistance Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Environment, Heritage and Cultural Assets Flexible Grants Program

A flexible grants program is available to support projects that clean-up, restore, recover from or monitor the long-term impacts to environment, heritage and cultural assets that were impacted by the floods. Eligible applicants include non-profit organisations, community groups and prescribed bodies corporate.

Email: SNRMO@dpird.wa.gov.au

Closing date: 31 December 2025

This assistance is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Kimberley Floods Clean-up Program

This program assists communities and local governments affected by the floods to clean up public spaces, recreational assets, residences and businesses.

National and Conservation Parks Clean-up Program

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program funds the cleaning up of flood-related debris and reinstatement of minor infrastructure to enable the reopening of the flood-damaged National and Conservation Parks.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is managing the clean-up program.

The National, Conservation and Marine Parks Clean-up Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Apply now

CTF Disaster Recovery Training Grant

Employers, apprentices and trainees working to rebuild Kimberley communities hit hard by flooding can now apply for the State Government’s Construction Training Fund (CTF) Disaster Recovery Grant.

Community Social Recovery Program

The Community Social Recovery Program provides funding and staffing to boost the delivery of services and programs that support social and emotional wellbeing support, including legal assistance and grants for community recovery initiatives.

The types of assistance funded through the program include:

  • Wellbeing, mental health, and other psychosocial support services;
  • Case management for individuals and families;
  • Dedicated staff providing legal assistance; and
  • Grants to enable the clean-up and restoration of operations for local service providers and community organisations, and to support community recovery and resilience activities and events.

The program will be delivered by three state government agencies; Department of Communities, Department of Justice and the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

The Community Social Recovery Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Community Recovery
Grants Program

The Community Recovery Grants Program supports local groups and community organisations to deliver activities and events that assist community recovery, reconnection and resilience building.

The program offers three grant streams:

  • Small Community Initiative Grants for projects ranging from $2,500 up to $20,000.
  • Large Community Initiative Grants for projects ranging from $20,001 up to $100,000.
  • Clean-up grants up to $75,000 to reimburse costs of premise clean-up and essential repairs.

This grant program is part of the Community Social Recovery Program that is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

How can I help the people impacted?

Register your interest as a volunteer

You can register your interest with Volunteering WA. Your details will then be passed to organisations who may offer you a volunteer opportunity when one arises. Help such as delivering supplies, providing essential transport, social support and visits, household maintenance and welfare checks may be needed for this emergency.

Find out more

Kimberley flood recovery works program

Local trades and businesses in the residential construction industry are encouraged to help with the Kimberley flood recovery works program.

Find out more

Donate items or funds via GIVIT

GIVIT is working with the Western Australia Government to manage donation offers for people impacted by the floods. Donating through GIVIT means community members will receive exactly what they need. Head to GIVIT to see what items are needed.

Find out more

Where can I find more information?

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DFES Kimberley Floods Facebook Group

You can stay up to date by joining the DFES Kimberley Floods Facebook Group to read about the latest news and share information.

Q&A with the Commissioner

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Regional support for recovery grant applicants

The Department of Fire and Emergency Services has a dedicated staff member based in the Mid-West to support applicants who have applied for any of the following: Primary Producers Recovery Grant; Small Business Recovery Grant; Recovery and Resilience Grants; or a Cultural and Heritage Recovery Grant.

Grant applicants needing support can contact the DFES Regional Grants Support Officer.

Contact details:

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Funding to boost ongoing local recovery

Two funding streams have been announced by the State Government to assist eligible local governments with long term recovery of their communities: Local Government Resilience Fund and Community Benefit Fund.

  • Local Government Resilience Fund – will enable 16 cyclone-affected local governments to access funding to increase community resilience.
  • Community Benefit Fund – will enable five of the most cyclone-affected local governments to access funding for recovery related programs and activities.

See the media statement here.

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Completion of eligible works extended to 30 June 2024.

The date for builders to complete eligible works under the Recovery and Resilience Grants Program has been extended by twelve months to 30 June 2024. This revised date allows more time for builders, suppliers and contractors to complete eligible works and submit supporting documentation.

When discussing proposed works with suppliers please ensure they have the capacity to schedule and complete all works and submit all supporting documentation and invoices by 30 June 2024.

Please note that quotations are not required in the initial application.

Key dates:
30 June 2023 - grant applications close
30 June 2024 - completion of eligible repair works, documentation and invoices

Want more grant info?

The grant programs are jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Who can I talk to?

Disaster Hotline

Phone the Department of Communities’ Disaster Response Hotline on 1800 032 965 if you are experiencing personal hardship or distress as a direct result of the cyclone.

Lifeline

If you need to chat or you’re struggling, Lifeline provide crisis support calls on 13 11 14. You can reach them 24/7 or visit the Lifeline website for resources.

Your Local Government

Get in touch with your local government office for community recovery advice.

Legal Aid

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by potential legal issues around finances, insurance claims, temporary accommodation and loan repayments contact Legal Aid on 1300 650 579.

Department of Fire and Emergency Services

If you are a recovery grant applicant needing information or help have a chat with our grant staff in person, by phone or email.

Deborah Maley - Regional Grants Support Officer

Mobile: 0459 966 311

Email: deborah.maley@dfes.wa.gov.au

State Recovery Grants Team

Phone: 1800 490 678

Email: serojainfo@dfes.wa.gov.au

What assistance is available?

Grants and financial assistance

Local Government Resilience Fund

The State Government has made available $8 million under the Local Government Resilience Fund.

All 16 cyclone-impacted local governments are eligible to access $500,000 towards projects that improve resilience in their communities. Projects could include works to improve resilience of evacuation facilities and other essential community infrastructure, or improve resilience within the community.

Grants and financial assistance

Recovery and Resilience Grants for Insured Residents up to $20,000

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible building works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $20,000, to help insured homeowners impacted by Cyclone Seroja. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future cyclones.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web: dfes.wa.gov.au/recoveryandresiliencegrants
Email: serojainfo@dfes.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1800 490 678

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $25,000

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible clean-up and repair works.

The Primary Producers Recovery Grant, of up to $25,000, is available to assist with clean-up costs. It covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web:
https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/emergency-response/disaster-recovery-funding-arrangements
Email:
RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 6552 2073

The Primary Producer Recovery Grant Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Cultural and Heritage Asset Clean-up and Repair Grant Program

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible works.

The Cultural and Heritage Asset Clean-up and Repair Grant, of up $20,000, supports owners and operators  with costs to clean-up and restore significant cultural and heritage sites.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web: https://dfes.smartygrants.com.au/DPLHCR
Email: heritagesupport@dplh.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 6551 9993

The Cultural and Heritage Asset Repair Grant Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Community Benefit Fund

The State Government has made available $1.2 million under the Community Benefit Fund.

This fund will provide $200,000 to the local government areas of Northampton, Mingenew, Chapman Valley, Perenjori and Morawa, to support the delivery of recovery and resilience programs and activities.

Grants and financial assistance

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $25,000

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible work.

The Small Business Recovery Grant, of up to $25,000, is available to eligible small businesses to assist with the clean-up of cyclone related debris.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web: smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/seroja
Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au
Phone: 133 140

The Small Business Recovery Grant Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Clean-up and rebuild support

Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program

The Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program funds the repair of damaged local government community and recreational sites.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the local governments will deliver the Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program.

The Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Clean-up and rebuild support

Disaster Recovery Training Grant

The State Government’s Construction Training Fund (CTF) Disaster Recovery Construction Training Grant supports communities impacted by Cyclone Seroja.

The Grant provides support to employers, apprentices and trainees who are involved in re-building works in the disaster area. Employers of apprentices and trainees working in the affected region can claim an additional CTF grant of up to $6,000, with apprentices and trainees eligible for up to $2,000.

Further information:
Website: www.ctf.wa.gov.au/disaster-recovery-grant
Email: info@ctf.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 9244 010

Clean-up and rebuild support

Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program

The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program supports cyclone impacted local governments with funding for temporary accommodation solutions for non-regional based builders and labourers so they can stay in the region while undertaking rebuilding activities.

The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Recovery and Resilience Grants for Insured Residents up to $20,000

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible building works.

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program offers two types of grants, up to a total of $20,000, to help insured homeowners impacted by Cyclone Seroja. The Recovery Grant can help with clean-up and repair works, and the Resilience Grant can help you build back better against future cyclones.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web: dfes.wa.gov.au/recoveryandresiliencegrants
Email: serojainfo@dfes.wa.gov.au
Phone: 1800 490 678

The Recovery and Resilience Grants Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Primary Producer Recovery Grant up to $25,000

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible clean-up and repair works.

The Primary Producers Recovery Grant, of up to $25,000, is available to assist with clean-up costs. It covers activities such as the removal and disposal of debris, damaged infrastructure and equipment, deceased livestock; salvaging crops; and repairing damaged infrastructure and equipment.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web:
https://www.agric.wa.gov.au/emergency-response/disaster-recovery-funding-arrangements
Email:
RuralBusiness.DevelopmentUnit@dpird.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 6552 2073

The Primary Producer Recovery Grant Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Local Government Resilience Fund

The State Government has made available $8 million under the Local Government Resilience Fund.

All 16 cyclone-impacted local governments are eligible to access $500,000 towards projects that improve resilience in their communities. Projects could include works to improve resilience of evacuation facilities and other essential community infrastructure, or improve resilience within the community.

Grants and financial assistance

Small Business Recovery Grant up to $25,000

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible work.

The Small Business Recovery Grant, of up to $25,000, is available to eligible small businesses to assist with the clean-up of cyclone related debris.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web: smallbusiness.wa.gov.au/seroja
Email: grants@smallbusiness.wa.gov.au
Phone: 133 140

The Small Business Recovery Grant Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Grants and financial assistance

Community Benefit Fund

The State Government has made available $1.2 million under the Community Benefit Fund.

This fund will provide $200,000 to the local government areas of Northampton, Mingenew, Chapman Valley, Perenjori and Morawa, to support the delivery of recovery and resilience programs and activities.

Grants and financial assistance

Cultural and Heritage Asset Clean-up and Repair Grant Program

This program is not accepting new applications, but remains open for current applicants undertaking eligible works.

The Cultural and Heritage Asset Clean-up and Repair Grant, of up $20,000, supports owners and operators  with costs to clean-up and restore significant cultural and heritage sites.

Completion of eligible works by 30 June 2024

Further information:
Web: https://dfes.smartygrants.com.au/DPLHCR
Email: heritagesupport@dplh.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 6551 9993

The Cultural and Heritage Asset Repair Grant Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Clean-up and rebuild support

Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program

The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program supports cyclone impacted local governments with funding for temporary accommodation solutions for non-regional based builders and labourers so they can stay in the region while undertaking rebuilding activities.

The Temporary Accommodation for Workers Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

Clean-up and rebuild support

Disaster Recovery Training Grant

The State Government’s Construction Training Fund (CTF) Disaster Recovery Construction Training Grant supports communities impacted by Cyclone Seroja.

The Grant provides support to employers, apprentices and trainees who are involved in re-building works in the disaster area. Employers of apprentices and trainees working in the affected region can claim an additional CTF grant of up to $6,000, with apprentices and trainees eligible for up to $2,000.

Further information:
Website: www.ctf.wa.gov.au/disaster-recovery-grant
Email: info@ctf.wa.gov.au
Phone: (08) 9244 010

Clean-up and rebuild support

Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program

The Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program funds the repair of damaged local government community and recreational sites.

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions and the local governments will deliver the Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program.

The Community and Recreational Asset Clean-up and Restoration Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.

What is the latest information?

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DFES Cyclone Seroja Recovery Facebook Group

You can stay up to date by joining the DFES Cyclone Seroja Recovery Facebook Group to read about recovery events, activities and programs.

Partner agency information

Department of Communities

The Department of Communities is supporting people affected by Cyclone Seroja. For more information visit Department of Communities - Cyclone Seroja Page

Small Business Development Corporation

The Small Business Development Corporation is supporting small business operators affected by Cyclone Seroja. For more information visit the SBDC Cyclone Seroja Page.

Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage

For information about planning and repairing heritage listed sites please visit the Department of Planning, Lands and Heritage - Cyclone Seroja Page

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development

The Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) is assisting Western Australian primary industries affected by the impact of Tropical Cyclone Seroja. For more information visit the DPIRD Cyclone Seroja page.

Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety

Building and Energy WA provides helpful information about engaging builders and obtaining building permits. For more information visit the Department of Mines, Industry Regulation and Safety website at https://www.commerce.wa.gov.au/building-and-energy

Australian Financial Complaints Authority (AFCA)

AFCA offers free and accessible insurance dispute resolution services to consumers and small businesses impacted by Cyclone Seroja. For assistance you can call 1800 931 678 or visit https://www.afca.org.au/news/significant-events/tropical-cyclone-seroja

Legal Aid

If you’re feeling overwhelmed by potential legal issues around finances, insurance claims, temporary accommodation and loan repayments, as a result of Cyclone Seroja, please contact Legal Aid for advice. You can call Legal Aid on 1300 650 579 or send an email to naturaldisasters@legalaid.wa.gov.au.

Visit the Legal Aid website for information on services available.

The Wooroloo Bushfire burnt more than 10,000 hectares and caused extensive damage to properties within the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring in February 2021.

With the clean-up of damaged and destroyed properties completed by late 2021, on behalf of the State Government, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services worked alongside the City of Swan, Shire of Mundaring, Department of Communities and Australian Red Cross to support communities to recover and rebuild.  

State Government coordinated recovery programs concluded on 30 January 2023 and activities are now being coordinated by impacted local governments.

Information about State Government recovery operations and financial assistance is available below.

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Who can I talk to?

City of Swan

For information about recovery support in the City of Swan, visit the City of Swan Wooroloo Fire Recovery webpage.

Shire of Mundaring

The Shire of Mundaring’s Bushfire Recovery Plan provides further information about recovery support provided.

State Recovery Coordination

The Wooroloo Bushfire State Recovery Coordination Group coordinated State Government support to assist the local governments and their communities with their recovery from the February 2021 Wooroloo bushfire. The policy, financial and operational coordination through the group ensured equal and appropriate access to available recovery resources throughout the community.

During his term as State Recovery Controller, Dr Ron Edwards oversaw the provision of a range of targeted, meaningful and community-led recovery initiatives.

More information about recovery programs, including clean-up and rebuild, wellbeing support and financial assistance, can be found in the Wooroloo Bushfire State Recovery Plan.

State Recovery Plan

The Wooroloo Bushfire State Recovery Plan was implemented to deliver coordinated and appropriate programs to support the structural, economic, environmental and social recovery needs.

The plan also outlines the State-level framework that was established to support local governments and the community with their recovery.

State Recovery Plan
State Recovery Plan – accessible word version (alt text included)

Further Information

Melissa Pexton

Wooroloo Bushfire Review

On 13 August 2021 the State Government announced an independent review into the Wooroloo Bushfire. Submissions were open from 20 August 2021 to 8 October 2021 and have now closed.  The review was released in March 2022.  Read the independent review into the Wooroloo Bushfire.

What you can do after an emergency?

Gascoyne Flooding.

Experiencing an emergency can be traumatic and exhausting; it’s normal to feel unsettled for a while. Returning to normal life may feel far off, but there are a number of things you can do and people you can turn to for help.

  • Seek support from family and friends, you don’t need to go through this alone.
  • Contact your insurance company, they may be able to help you with crisis accommodation, food and incidentals.
  • If you need to chat or you’re struggling, Lifeline provide crisis support calls on 13 11 14. You can reach them 24/7 or visit the Lifeline website for resources.
  • Look out for organisations such as the Australian Red Cross who may be offering community support and assistance.
  • Before cleaning up after a flood, storm, fire or other emergency, protect yourself and check for hazards.

What assistance is available?

Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES)

DFES coordinates services for a range of natural disasters and emergency incidents threatening people and properties.

Your local government

In emergency situations your local Council provides advice to residents and businesses, including support available from other government agencies.

The Department of Health

The Department of Health connect the public to health services and information including safety and first aid, emergency contacts and health related news.

Australian Red Cross

Red Cross volunteers support communities recovering from disasters. They assist with getting help, looking after yourself and coping after a crisis.

Lifeline

Lifeline are on call to provide emotional and psychological support to those who are impacted my emergency situations.

Your insurer

Contact your insurer to report loss or damage to your property and belongings. Also, check that your insurance contract covers cleaning or repair contractors.

What to look out for after an emergency

Household cleanup

After a flood or storm, small things may be more challenging, such as disposing of waste, reviving spoiled furniture and belongings and dealing with dirt, mould and mildew.

Learn more

Recovering from a fire

After receiving advice from emergency services that you can return home after a fire, you will want to start getting your home and property back in order as soon as possible.

Learn more

Hazards

When cleaning up after a cyclone, flood, fire or other disasters you need to be careful of asbestos, spilled poisons, chemicals and pesticides, mosquitos, snakes and rodents.

Learn more

Food safety

If you lost power during a flood, fire, cyclone or other emergency, the food in your fridge may go off after two hours.

Learn more

Water safety

Drinking water, water tanks and swimming pools can become polluted following a fire, flood or other emergency.

Learn more

Wastewater

Wastewater after cyclones or floods may enter your septic tank and cause your toilet to block up and can cause pungent smells.

Learn more
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