Disaster assistance has been made available to assist communities in the City of Swan and the Shire of Mundaring recover from the extensive damage caused by bushfires in the region this week.

Assistance is being provided through the jointly funded Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Minister for Emergency Management David Littleproud said the bushfires had caused significant damage and distress for those communities impacted.

“This assistance will help the communities get back on their feet as quickly as possible,” Minister Littleproud said.

“The Australian Government will continue to work closely with the Western Australian Government to ensure that impacted families and individuals have all the support they need during this very difficult time.”

Western Australian Minister for Emergency Services Francis Logan said the dangerous bushfires had destroyed homes and impacted residents already dealing with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The impacts of these bushfires will be felt for some time to come, and it is critical that our community members’ recovery is supported by these arrangements,” Minister Logan said.

“This financial assistance will help eligible local governments, individuals and families with the expected significant clean-up, relief and recovery costs.

“We will continue to monitor the impacts of the bushfire on the community, including primary producers, with our counterparts in Canberra to determine if additional levels of assistance are required.”

Information on disaster assistance is available on the Australian Government’s Disaster Assist website at disasterassist.gov.au

Media Statements – Disaster assistance following Wooroloo bushfires