The LMDRF board encourages grant applications from all owners and occupiers who have experienced total loss of property as a result of the bushfires.

Applications for the rapid response grant will be open from Wednesday 10 February and the Fund will work closely with the City of Swan and Shire of Mundaring to expedite the initial $25,000 payments. Information on how to apply will be provided over the coming days.   

Presiding Chair Lord Mayor Basil Zempilas said the rapid response grant was a first step to alleviate some distress and provide immediate financial support to those who had lost their homes.

“So many people have been impacted by this bushfire and the influx of support from the Western Australian community continues to astound us. Our current tally reaches $7,084,646 as at 4.30pm today for the Wooroloo and Hills Bushfire 2021 Appeal," he said. 

The Fund will work with the affected local governments and the State Recovery Coordinator over the coming weeks to support everyone who has been impacted by the bushfire and to disburse the money raised to all those in need.

For more information on the Lord Mayor Distress Relief Fund, go to or, email or call 9461 3886.


Issued by: Brooke Hunter, Senior Media and Communications Advisor, 0448 610 834,

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