Ways to help

We deeply appreciate the generosity of our community, and thank everyone who has reached out to lend a hand.

Volunteering WA have been managing the offers of accommodation and offers from volunteers to help, but are not taking any more registrations in this area. 

The Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund has been set up if you'd like to make a financial donation www.appealswa.org.au

BlazeAid

BlazeAid have been taking volunteers and donations of new fencing materials. BlazeAid are a volunteer-based organisation who work with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods to help rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

  • If you can volunteer with BlazeAid, please call Jo Delaney on 0417 614 446 or email blazeaid.wooroloo@gmail.com
  • If you would like to donate fencing materials (new or like new only please) call Jules on 0411 701103

Disaster Relief Australia is seeking volunteers

When the fires are out and the emergency response subsides, that’s when communities affected by natural disasters need the next wave of help. Disaster Relief Australia is built to serve and ready to answer the call.

More than 3000 people have signed up to offer their services since DRA launched in Australia in 2016. DRA are actively seeking motivated volunteers. They are looking for volunteers able to help communities devastated by disaster. They will become part of a nationwide tribe of committed members. DRA are rapidly building a disaster relief team in Perth (the 7th Australia wide). There is an opportunity to become a founding member of their newest DRT.

Find information on how to volunteer
See current operation WOODS in Perth Hills 

Charities

A full list of charities and organisations accepting donations can be found on the DEFS website.

Make a donation of goods

While we are deeply appreciative of all the offers and donations of goods to date, we remind our community that the most effective way of supporting affected communities is to give exactly what is needed by donating money to meet disaster-related expenses.

It is with great pride and pleasure that we acknowledge the overwhelming community support and outpour of public generosity that has been demonstrated in recent weeks, with pledges and donations of support to the impacted communities of the recent bushfires.

At a local level, the continued work of the Country Women's Association and associated Volunteers, alongside the City of Swan, has been instrumental in filling gaps and immediate needs being widely recognised. 

While we are deeply appreciative of all the offers and donations of goods to date, we remind our community that the most effective way of supporting affected communities is to give exactly what is needed by donating money to meet disaster-related expenses.

We encourage you to check out The Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund if you'd like to make a financial donation, or view charities and organisations through DFES accepting donations – or contact one of our local charities or community groups directly.

As individuals navigate their own way through their recovery process, we as a community are experiencing changing support needs, ranging from essential and immediate items (such as security, hygiene and meals) through to return, relocation and rebuild support (such as financial support for specific items and temporary accommodation fit outs).

Our virtual donations warehouse

To target the needs of all those affected by the disaster, ensuring individuals get exactly what they need, when they need it most, the City of Swan are working with numerous local and Not for Profit agencies to establish a virtual donations warehouse.

This warehouse allows individuals, charities and or associated agencies to send through requests and pledges of support, which will be verified by City staff prior to adding to the register. We will then work with the locally identified agencies to match and marry up needs/requests to pledges.

The City of Swan does not and will not take ownership, and will not accept donated goods/materials (unless by prior arrangement) as the pledge is a gift from one community to another.

If you would like to pledge a material donation, fill out our form below and we'll let the right people know.

We thank you, our wonderful community, for your overwhelming generosity.

Please note, sometimes scammers impersonate genuine charities and ask for donations or contact people claiming to collect money for relief efforts after natural disasters. To find out if the charity you may be interested in is a licenced charity visit the Department of Commerce.

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