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Financial Assistance

Financial Assistance

There are a range of financial disaster relief measures available to assist individuals and communities recover from a disaster event. The arrangements also provide assistance to agencies and local governments with essential public assets that have been damaged in an eligible disaster.

Assistance is not compensation based, nor intended to replace or act as a disincentive for self-help, insurance or other mitigation strategies.

Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements for Western Australia

The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFAWA) are arrangements between the Commonwealth and the State that determines the terms and conditions that must be met to claim financial assistance from the Commonwealth for the purposes of disaster relief and recovery.

The DRFAWA came into effect from the 1 November 2018, replacing the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA). Disaster events proclaimed under WANDRRA (up to the 31 October 2018) continue to be administered under those arrangements until 2020. Main Roads WA remains the key support agency and primary contact for WANDRRA road network enquiries and local government road restoration WANDRRA claims.

DFES Disaster Recovery Funding Officers are the State's administrators of DRFAWA and WANDRRA.

 For more information about DRFAWA or WANDRRA:

    DFES Disaster Recovery Funding Officers
    Email: drfawa@dfes.wa.gov.au
    Phone: +61 8 9395 9341 or
    +61 8 9395 9973 or
      +61 8 9395 9374