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Webinar: Applying for funding to reduce disaster risk and prepare for disasters in Western Australia

8 March @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

We are excited to host this webinar, in partnership with the State Emergency Management Committee and the National Emergency Management Agency, to provide an overview of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Program and the Disaster Ready Australia Fund.

This webinar will help give an understanding of both programs and encourage applications from the WA Community Service Organisations and Local Governments.

Both agencies will discuss program eligibility and provide the opportunity for the sector to ask questions. The webinar will include a short presentation from recently successful NDRR application from the community sector.

Joining the webinar will be Disaster Risk Reduction and Disability Advocate, Clare Gibellini, who will provide a short presentation on emergency management planning and disability inclusion.

Disaster Ready Fund (DRF)

The Australian Government has established the Disaster Ready Fund (DRF) to provide up to $200 million per financial year, over five years from 1 July 2023 ($1 billion in total).

It will fund projects that build resilience to, prepare for, or reduce the risk of, future natural hazard impacts, and help to build the long-term sustainability of communities at risk of being affected by future disasters.

DFES is the applicant and lead agency for WA and it is expected that they will consult widely with community groups and local governments in developing applications.

The categories of eligible project activity types are Stream One: infrastructure and Stream Two: systemic risk reduction.

National Disaster Risk Reduction

The National Disaster Risk Reduction (NDRR) grant program will make about $2.5 million available in 2023 for projects that reduce disaster risk in Western Australia. Projects must contribute to achieving the objectives of the National Disaster Risk Reduction Framework (NDRRF) and the WA Implementation Plan for the NDRRF by reducing risks associated with at least one natural hazard. To be eligible, projects must reduce disaster risk and improve community resilience, rather than contributing to disaster relief, response or recovery activities.

Organisation that are eligible to apply for NDRR grants are:

  • Local governments
  • State government agencies
  • Government trading entities
  • Incorporated organisations
  • Not-for-profit organisations.

Webinar Details

Date: Wednesday 8 March 2023
Time: 10:00am – 11:30am

This webinar will be held online via Zoom. A link to access the webinar will be sent out the day prior to the event.


8 March
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS)
(08) 6381 5300
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