Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements

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The Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (known as DRFWA) commenced as of 1 November 2018 and provide a range of measures designed to help those within disaster affected communities. The new arrangements replace the Western Australia Natural Disaster Relief and Recovery Arrangements (WANDRRA).

As part of DRFAWA, relief measures are available to assist in meeting the needs of primary producers whose assets or primary production business has/have been affected by a disaster for which the DRFA have been invoked. Refer to Measures to Assist Primary Producers
Assistance is not provided as compensation for damage/losses sustained, or as a disincentive to self help by way of commercial insurance and/or other appropriate strategies of disaster mitigation. Support is offered on an as needs basis.

Assistance measures include:
•    Professional advice grant (reimbursement of fees)
•    Interest rate subsidy
•    Freight subsidy
•    Fencing reimbursement
•    Other measures

Applicants will be required to meet eligibility criteria.

The DRFAWA is administered by the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES). The primary producer assistance measures are administered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (DPIRD) who can be contacted on 1800 198 231. DFES can be contacted by calling +61 (0)8 9395 9341 or +61 (0)8 9395 9973.
Further information and FAQS are available from the information notes in the documents section of this page. For further information on the broader range of assistance measures available please refer to DRFAWA page on the DFES website.

How to apply

To apply for support, an application should be submitted online, together with suppliers' invoices, evidence of payment and a tax invoice to Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development using the department's online Grant Management System by the specified date for each event.

Contact information

Rural Business Development Unit
1800 198 231