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Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund

Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire Appeal 2021 | 3 February 2021

The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund has now been activated, the City is urging the community to donate to help those in the Wooroloo and Hills bushfires. While we can’t replace what people have lost, we can help ease the financial burden. 

The Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund (LMDRF) is Western Australia’s official State emergency fund. 
Financial assistance from the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund supplements insurance cover, and people requesting relief funding should first claim from their insurance company and establish how much of the loss or damage incurred will be covered.

Make a donation

Donations to the Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire 2021 Appeal can be made in the following ways:

  • Via EFT: BSB: 306-188 Account 0340258
  • Phone the City of Perth on 9461 3886 – if calling after business hours, please follow the message prompts;
  • By mail to LMDRF Wooroloo and Hills Bushfires 2021 Appeal, c/- City of Perth, GPO Box C120  Perth  6839.
  • In person at any BankWest branch.

Donate online now

To complete the transaction, please do not close your browser until you have been redirected from BPoint to the City of Perth eservices page. 

Donations of $2 and above are tax deductible. 

Tally of funds raised to date:

More than $14.9 million as at 4pm, 3 March 2021. 

We’d like to formally acknowledge Corporate Australia, with many organisations digging deep including: 

  • BHP for $2 million 
  • Rio Tinto for $2 million
  • Chevron for $1.2 million, plus employee dollar matching
  • South32 for $250,000, plus employee dollar matching
  • Woodside for $50,000, plus employee dollar matching
  • Coles Australia for $100,000, plus $331,260 in state-wide in-store fundraising campaign at more than 300 Coles Group stores
  • Argonaut for $113,000 from their brokerage Bushfire Relief Day

Apply for Assistance

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. Find out more here