Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund appeal for the Kimberley Floods is now open for public donation.

Destruction and property damage across the Kimberley region caused by the flood emergency has led to the activation of the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF).

People in the Kimberley are experiencing a one-in-100-year flood event, the worst flooding Western Australia has ever seen.

More than 100 people have been rescued from the floodwaters, which continue to rise at communities in the Fitzroy River Catchment including at Looma, Willare and Camballin.

The clean-up efforts are expected to be both complex and costly.

The LMDRF is the recognised state emergency fund and provides relief for personal hardship and distress arising from natural disasters occurring within Western Australia.

The Fund has been activated to raise and coordinate donations to financially support the communities affected by the Kimberley Floods.


EFT – direct deposit into bank account
Account Name: The Lord Mayors Distress Relief Fund
BSB: 066 000
Account: 1325 7672

To Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund, Kimberley Floods Appeal, City of Perth, GPO Box C120, Perth WA 6839

The Fund is operated by an independent board and donations over $2 are tax deductable.

The costs of administering the fund are absorbed by the City of Perth, all money raised will go directly to those who need it most.


Tally of public funds raised as at 31 March 2023: $547,915.07

We’d like to formally acknowledge the following organisations who have made pledges to this worthy cause:

State Government for $3 million
Rio Tinto for $2 million
BHP for $2 million
Chevron for $1 million
Mineral Resources for $500,000
Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund for $500,000
INPEX for $500,000
Shell Australia for $300,000
South32 for $300,000
Woodside for $250,000
Pilbara Minerals for $200,000
Newmont for $100,600
Toyota for $100,000
Santos for $100,000
Australian Nursing Federation (ANFIUWP) for $100,000
BP for $72,000
BP (GivingForce Foundation) $70,431.40
HBF Health Ltd for $70,000
Purple Hands Foundation for $50,000
Cummins Range Pty Ltd for $50,000
Stan Perron Charitable Foundation for $50,000
Commonwealth Bank for $50,000
Galvin Foundation for $30,000
Grand Lodge of Western Australia for $30,000
ANZ for $25,000
Perth Airport for $25,000
Coles for $25,000
Grand Lodge of Western Australia for $25,000
Mt Gibson Iron Ore for $20,000