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Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire 2021 – Information for applicants is available below.

Assistance is available to residents of the Shire of Mundaring and City of Swan who suffered personal hardship due to the loss or damage to their primary residence, property, furniture or personal effects as a result of the Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire.

The Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) Board has activated a rapid response grant of $25,000 for everyone who has lost a home in the devastating Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire.

The LMDRF board encourages grant applications from all owners and occupiers who have experienced total loss of property as a result of the bushfires.

For those applying for assistance, please head to your Local Government Authority to download the form via the City of Swan or Shire of Mundaring websites.

A Local Recovery Committee for the Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan has been established from representatives of the local government authority.

The Local Recovery Committees will receive and assess claims and make recommendations to the Board of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund on an appropriate level of assistance for individual claims.

Please be aware that the final decision regarding the extent of assistance for each claim rests with the Board of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund.

Categories and Criteria for the Rapid Response Grants can be downloaded below.

An application form is available below. Applicants should submit their claim to their local government authority by following instructions on their websites.

For the City of Swan, please go to www.swan.wa.gov.au/bushfire2021 and click on the Financial Support link.

For the Shire of Mundaring, please go to www.mundaring.wa.gov.au and click on the Wooroloo Fire link and then select Financial Assistance.

RAPID RESPONSE GRANT

To be eligible to apply for a Rapid Response Grant, made available from donations raised as part of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund, Wooroloo and Hill Bushfire 2021 Appeal, you must:

  • Be an owner/occupier of property impacted by the bushfire where the place of residence and contents have been totally destroyed. (Level 1)
  • Be an occupier (those renting) of property impacted by the bushfire where the house contents have been totally destroyed as a consequence of the house being totally destroyed. (Level 4)

The following criteria applies.

  1. The applicant must be an individual who is an owner/occupier, owner, or occupier and has had property destroyed or damaged as a direct result of the Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire as defined by the area declared as a disaster by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (see https://www.emergency.wa.gov.au/).
  2. Multiple applications for the same address and category can be received if it has been confirmed there were multiple dwellings at that address and the Board is satisfied by reasonable means that separate households existed.
  3. In the event multiple households live in one dwelling, only one application will be received.
  4. Must submit a claim using the application to the relevant local government authority’s local recovery committee.

The cost of administering the LMDRF is entirely absorbed by the City of Perth
so 100% of money raised can go back to those who need it.