Mission and Values 

Who we are

Skilled military veterans and emergency services specialists rapidly deploy disaster relief teams both in Australia and around the world.

Disaster Relief Australia

Disaster Relief Australia is an Australian company limited by guarantee and is registered with the Australian Charities and Not for Profits Commission. DRA is an Australian Non-Government Organisation (NGO).  DRA is a Public Benevolent Institution (a Charity) and is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) by the Australian Taxation Office. We are committed to the accountability and transparency that is provided through our Corporate Governance Framework.


Our mission is to unite the skills and experience of military veterans with emergency services specialists to rapidly deploy disaster relief teams in Australia and around the world in the wake of natural disasters. 

our vision

Our vision is to be the pre-eminent disaster relief organisation in the Asia Pacific, and in doing so, change the narrative around what it means to be a veteran in Australia.

Our Purpose

By preparing for and responding to disasters, Disaster Relief Australia provides veterans the opportunity to grow beyond their military service. Disaster relief has proven to be a powerful tool to help veterans transition back into society and their local communities.

Our Values

Disaster Relief Australia is a professional disaster relief organisation with a unique culture and history.  We are dedicated to the service of communities in need and to each other.  DRA is governed values that place a high value on servant leadership, maturity, integrity, teamwork and determination.  We believe that veterans have unique skills and experience that can be harnessed to assist disaster affected communities. We also recognise that veterans have an ongoing desire to serve others and that through service they can grow beyond their time in the military.

The following values underpin our organisation:

Global Citizenship – We are impartial, apolitical, and non-religious. DRA’s identity transcends geographic and political borders, and serves to foster cross-cultural understanding.

Servant Leadership – We serve with humility, deference, and respect. We place the needs of others ahead of our own – always.  We serve without expectation of personal gain, recognition, or reward.

Professionalism – We strive to deliver the highest standards of quality in disaster relief. We place transparency, accountability, innovation and efficiency at the center of our processes and operations.

Grit – We are accustomed to austere conditions, thrive in chaos, and face adversity head-on. We are determined to deliver aid to those in need, wherever and whomever they are.

Humanitarianism – We are driven by our commitment to relieve suffering, restore human dignity and promote well-being in the wake of natural disasters.


No two disasters are alike. Each require a different approach and skillset. Disaster Relief Australia offers a wide range of capabilities to best serve communities in need.

Contact Us

Send us a message

Contact dra

PH: +61 (02) 8072 9130

Disaster Relief Australia

1/299 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

Disaster Relief Australia unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams. 

To provide a compliment or lodge a complaint against our organisation, please email us on feedback@disasterreliefaus.org

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ACN 61447401