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Western Australian bushfires, early 2011


Hundreds of residents were assisted by Red Cross following the bushfires in Kelmscott and Roleystone and surrounding Perth suburbs. During the response, Red Cross worked with other organisations to provide personal support to people coming in to a relief and recovery centre.

The Bushfires in Western Australia damaged or destroyed more than 100 structures including homes, businesses, sheds and cars. Red Cross undertook personal support outreach with over 350 affected households in the weeks following the event.

The federal government announced that disaster relief payments through Centrelink would be available for people affected by the fires.

Red Cross continues to work with local governments in the affected communities.


Thousands of people were affected by the floods in Carnarvon and the surrounding areas in north Western Australia.

Red Cross staff and volunteers provided personal support and assisted with the registration of hundreds of people affected by the flood through the National Registration and Inquiry System (NRIS).

Red Cross also established a State Inquiry Centre to take calls from concerned friends and families. We partnered with other agencies to undertake door-to-door outreach with the affected community in the weeks following the event.


The Fire and Emergency Services Authority of Western Australia (FESA)

City of Armadale 


Volunteering WA is coordinating offers of assistance. If you wish to volunteer for this disaster you can phone 1800 678 114 or visit Volunteering WA.

Information on volunteering with Red Cross.

Information on donating goods.

Media enquiries: James Molan on 0448 571 484

Photo: Australian Red Cross/Tim Lofthouse