Western Australia Natural Disaster ​Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA)

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The Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief​ and Recovery Arrangements​ (WAN​​DRRA) is jointly funded by the State and Commonwealth Governments and administered by the Office of Emergency Management (OEM), with assistance from other agencies.  Through WANDRRA, the Western Australian and Commonwealth Governments provide help to people who have suffered the direct impact of a proclaimed natural disaster event.

Assistance is provided via a range of relief measures to assist communities to recover from an eligible natural disaster event including: bushfire; earthquake; flood; storm; cyclone; storm surge; landslide;  tsunami.; meteorite strike and tornado.

The Office of Emergency Management will activate WANDRRA if:

  • ​it is one of the ten events mentioned above; and​​
    • the anticipated cost of eligible measures will exceed $240,000.

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​Who can receive assistance?

The relief measures are intended to provide assistance for the recovery of communities an​d are available for:

If you consider you have been affected by an eligible natural disaster, select the​ relevant link above for further infor​mation (including information regarding Eligibility Criteria and/or Means Testing).

 If you need help in deciding if you qualify for any assistance please contact the administrators on (08) 6551 4034 or (08) 6551 4041​, or by email to WANDRRA@oem.wa.gov.au.

What does WANDRRA not cover:

 It is important to note that WANDRRA does not provide:

  • Compensation for losses suffered
  • Assistance where adequate insurance could have been obtained. Insurable assets such as houses and vehicles are not eligible under WANDRRA
  • Assistance for losses incurred as a result of:​​​
  • Drought​​
  • Frost
  • Heatwave
  • Epidemic
  • Events where human activity is a significant contributing cause including poor environmental planning, commercial development, personal intervention (other than arson), or accident.

W​ANDRRA Definitions and Interpretation


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