Emergency Relief and Support Services

Under Western Australia’s State emergency management arrangements, Department of Communities is the support organisation responsible for providing and coordinating emergency relief and support services in respect of an emergency arising from any of the 28 hazards prescribed in legislation.
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Communities Emergency Relief and Support team support people and communities by working in partnership to plan and prepare for emergencies and coordinate immediate and long-term support for people in the response and recovery phases of emergencies.  

Supports may include: 

  • emergency accommodation 
  • emergency food  
  • emergency clothing and personal requisites 
  • personal support services 
  • registration and reunification 
  • financial assistance