Volunteers to help with Mariginiup bushfire recovery
- Register with Volunteering WA Emergency Support Volunteer Platform to assist with Mariginiup bushfire recovery
- The Emergency Support Volunteer Platform provides volunteer support during the recovery process after a crisis or community emergency
Community members who would like to assist with the Mariginiup bushfire recovery in Perth's northern suburbs can register with the Emergency Support Volunteer Platform.
Volunteering WA is supported by the Department of Communities and the Department of Fire and Emergency Services during times of crisis to recruit volunteers and direct offers of assistance for accommodation, food and clothing from the community.
Organisations who are providing assistance to emergency recovery efforts and are in need of volunteers can also register online.
There have already been hundreds of volunteer registrations for roles including sorting donated items, providing essential supplies and welfare support.
The Emergency Support Volunteering Platform is funded by the Cook Government and the Department of Communities. Volunteers and volunteer-involving organisations who would like to assist with the recovery efforts can register at https://emergency.volunteer.org.au
The State Government has also made emergency financial assistance available through the Premier's Relief Fund, which offer up to $4,000 payments to anyone whose home has been destroyed or damaged by the Mariginiup fire. Eligibility details and application information are available at https://dfes.smartygrants.com.au/premiersreliefM
Disaster recovery assistance has also been activated through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA) for affected individuals, families, primary producers, and small businesses in the cities of Swan and Wanneroo.
Comments attributed to Volunteering Minister Don Punch:
"Western Australians are a supportive and generous community, with many people already reaching out to offer their support to communities in Mariginiup and Wanneroo.
"I am grateful for those organisations and volunteers who donate their time and provide co-ordination to effectively help those in need of community support.
"The Cook Government will continue to support the Wanneroo community and Local Government throughout their recovery journey as they process the impact of the bushfire."
Comments attributed to Wanneroo MLA Sabine Winton:
"I am so proud of the Wanneroo community who have come together to support each other during and following these terrible fires.
"It's often said that disasters and emergencies bring out the best in people and that's been the case in Wanneroo and Mariginiup.
"There's a long journey ahead for those affected by the Mariginiup fires but we are doing everything we can to help get you back on your feet."