Local support in Gidgegannup

Bushfire Community Recovery Centre

The Bushfire Community Recovery Centre is located at Gidgegannup Place Office, 2125 Toodyay Road, next to the Gidgegannup Bakery and Cafe.

This centre has been set up to provide a range of support services for local residents. It is open Wednesdays 9am-5pm, Thursdays 9am-6pm and Fridays 9am-5pm (or by appointment). 

All are welcome to drop in, ask questions and seek support. If you have a query about the bushfire recovery, you can also email us at bushfirerecoverygroup@swan.wa.gov.au or call 0438 242 356 during business hours. 

Supplies from CWA

The CWA Hall is located at the Gidgegannup Showgrounds. All are welcome to drop in, have a cup of tea, and chat about what you might need. The CWA also have a food bank. Please phone Terrianne on 0435 394 157 to discuss your requirements before attending.

Opening hours: Wednesday 10am – 2pm and Friday 9.30am – 11.30am.

For food requests, please call Terrianne in advance on 0435 394 157.

Counselling and support

If you would like counselling and support your GP is a good place to start, and they can also refer you to other services. Call first if you’re unsure whether they are open. You can also check to see if it is possible to have a telehealth appointment. Pharmacies may be able to assist with filling essential prescriptions.

You can ask the team at our Bushfire Recovery Centre how to access psychological support. If you are worried about your child, please contact your school to discuss support available. 

If it is a life threatening emergency, call 000 or visit your nearest emergency department.

  • Lifeline’s Bushfire Recovery Phoneline 13 HELP (13 43 57) is also available for anyone impacted by fires, no matter how you’re struggling
  • In a crisis, call Lifeline on 13 11 14
  • Kids Help Line: 1800 551 800
  • Beyondblue provides free counselling and support via 1300 22 4636 and online chat and forums at beyondblue.org.au
  • If you’re worried about alcohol or other drug use, call the Alcohol and Drug Support Line on 08 9442 5000 or 1800 198 024 (country toll free)
  • For other types of crisis - like concern about a child’s safety, or if you have lost your home and have nowhere to stay, call the Department of Communities Crisis Care line on 08 9223 1111.

Rotary Tool Library

WA Rotary Bushfire Relief have opened their Tool Library in Tilden Park. Their opening hours for the foreseeable future are Wednesday and Saturday from 1– 4pm. They are located at Charlie Miles Fire Dam Reserve, opposite 162 Tilden Drive, Gidgegannup.

From hammers to fencing tools and everything in between, this is a great resource, and it is all available for you.

For more information, please contact bushfirerecoverygroup@swan.wa.gov.au.

Disaster recovery chaplain 

Amy-Lee Steele has been appointed by the WA Disaster Recovery Chaplaincy Network with support of the Council of Churches of WA and the Uniting Church in Australia, Synod of WA to serve the community.

A disaster recovery chaplain is a caring person who can journey with you to bring comfort in crisis. They bring a calm, compassionate presence, and have the time to listen to and support individuals and families. They are trained to assist people experiencing great loss and deep and strong emotions, supporting, and accompanying them through the recovery process.

Chaplains are available to provide pastoral care, outreach, and support to all who are affected, regardless of race, ethnicity, belief, gender identification or culture.

They stand alongside communities by working with other agencies and community-based groups and by attending community gatherings and meetings.

Please contact Amy-Lee on phone 0405 378 926 or email amy-lee.steele@wa.uca.org.au if you would like her to visit you, or if you would like to meet in her office at the Gidgegannup Community Church on 12 Old Toodyay Rd, Gidgegannup.

Gidgegannup Men's Shed

The Gidgegannup Men’s Shed engages with the community to undertake activities in a constructive way to optimise member’s physical and emotional wellbeing – meeting on a regular basis working on projects that support members and the community.

Many of the activities include partners and family, and celebrate the broader world of men as well as the uniqueness of men together.

Visit the website to see upcoming events, and follow the Men's Shed on Facebook.

Department of Communities

If you would like further assistance please contact the Department of Communities support services on recovery@communitieswa.gov.au