disaster operations


Do you think you have what it takes to help communities devastated by disaster?


Operational Deployments
Deploy on disaster relief operations both in Australia and around the world in the wake of natural disasters. If you have trained for a war zone, you will excel in a disaster zone. You will see for yourself the difference we make to communities and to each other.

Service Projects
DRA members often propose short term projects to address a community need. These projects range from helping war widows to assisting entire communities. See a problem – see a solution.

DRA provides a broad range of general and specialist training. From UAV and imagery analysis to Incident Command Systems and Volunteer Management. Our training opportunities are near constant and ever evolving to keep us at the cutting edge.

Professional Development
DRA genuinely recognises the existing skills and experience of military veterans and first responders. You will never be asked to jump though unnecessary hoops to deploy. But we also offer pathways for professional development. Whether you are an experienced leader or a specialist in your field, DRA will both challenge you and help you grow.

Employment Opportunities
Whilst DRA is a volunteer based organisation, opportunities for part and full-time employent are often available. If you are looking to start or progress your career in the disaster relief field, volunteering in DRA is the place to start.


Military veterans, emergency responders and motivated civilians can join and deploy with Disaster Relief Australia on domestic and international disaster operations. If you’re committed to serving those in need, there’s a spot for you on the Team.

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Volunteering with Disaster Relief Australia is not easy. You’ll dig deep, get dirty, and work hard. You’ll be challenged. Read some reflections from our volunteers here.

Disaster Relief Australia

PH: +61 (02) 8072 9130
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 disaster relief teams.

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