On 21 January, TRA deployed an Operational Reconnaissance Team to the town of Buchan in East Gippsland to engage with the local community and identify key tasks. Submit your EOI to volunteer!
Give with Dual Purpose
With Team Rubicon Australia, your dollar does double time. Not only are you able to help communities devastated by disaster, you are also supporting Australian Veterans find purpose through service.
Disasters are our business
Team Rubicon Australia (TRA) unites the skills and experiences of Australian Defence Force veterans, emergency responders and civilians to rapidly deploy disaster relief teams domestically and around the globe.
Team Rubicon Australia currently maintains a roster of thousands of volunteers able to rapidly deploy throughout Australia and the Pacific Rim.
Team Rubicon Australia integrates into existing emergency management arrangements where possible. TRA can operate independently or as part of an integrated taskforce.
TRA provides Incident Management, damage and impact assessment, aerial damage assessment and mapping, work order management, spontaneous volunteer management, debris management & restoring access, expedient home repair and resilience & capacity building.
Veterans are our passion
Team Rubicon Australia seeks to change the narrative around the Australian veteran.
TRA improves veterans’ wellbeing by providing them the opportunity to continue to serve communities devastated by natural disaster. In doing so, they are able to regain a sense of purpose and identity not found since their military service.
TRA recognises that veterans hold a unique and valuable skill set. Australian veterans are a national asset, and TRA seeks to showcase that to the world.
Team Rubicon Australia (TRA) was founded by Geoff Evans and Markus Bucy in August 2016. TRA launched its first disaster relief operation just 7 months later in response to the devastation wrought by Tropical Cyclone Debbie.
This operation, dubbed Operation Dunlop, after WWII Surgeon Sir Ernest Edward ‘Weary’ Dunlop, saw TRA deployed to the hard-hit town of Proserpine in North Queensland. For over three weeks 62 ‘Greyshirts’ worked tirelessly to help the greater Proserpine community recover from the disaster.
As importantly, we proved that the skills and experience of military veterans are ideally suited to this type of work.
Team Rubicon Australia
Team Rubicon Australia has been steadily been gaining traction since its inaugural mission in Proserpine in 2017.
Our vision is to integrate veterans and emergency services volunteers to build Team Rubicon Teams across Australia, serving local communities before, during and after natural disasters.
Our next chapter
We currently have Disaster Relief Teams (DRT’s) in Townsville, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Our expansion plans over the next four years include DRT’s in Lismore, Penrith, Gosford, Canberra, Hobart, Adelaide, Perth and Darwin.
We bring a capability to the field not yet seen in this region, and provide an opportunity to Australian Veterans that is much needed and long overdue. Our next chapter will be an exciting one.
PH: +61 (02) 8815 8113
Team Rubicon Australia
1/299 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia
Team Rubicon Australia unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams.