Bushfire Recovery

Recovering from a bushfire is a lengthy process and it takes an entire community to come together to support those impacted. This page is a hub for resources and information, as well as a support for our community.

On this page:

Recovery Support Services

If you are impacted by bushfire, there is a range of assistance and support streams you can tap into. The Shire of Denmark is partnering with Emergency Services as well as other State and local agencies and organisations to deliver and facilitate assistance.

Dealing with the Effects of a Traumatic Event
Support for People in Crisis
Mental Health Care
Legal Support
Financial Aid
Emergency Support
Other Services

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After a Bushfire: What's Next?

Department of Fire and Emergency Services has resources to assist with all the questions about returning home after a bushfire, available at the links below.

For rural and agricultural properties, Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development has resources available at the link below.

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Health Information and Services

Rainwater Contamination is important to consider after a fire due to ash and soil from burnt paddocks and bushland which can be blown or washed into rainwater tanks and dams causing contamination of the water. The use of fire retardant whilst fighting the blaze can also make its way into the local water supply.

Bushfire smoke contains small particles which can affect our health as they are inhaled into our lungs.

Other environmental health information following a bushfire including asbestos, ash, electrical hazards, medicines and farm chemicals is also available.

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Animal Welfare: Livestock, Pets and Wildlife

Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development is available to assist those impacted by bushfire with any livestock related concerns or issues. More information can be found at the link below.

If you have concerns about animal welfare, you can also contact RSPCA.

Health concerns for domestic pets should be directed to your local vet. Concerns for lost pets can be directed to Shire of Denmark Rangers.

Concerns and queries about injured wildlife should be directed to the DBCA Wildcare Helpline on (08) 9474 9055.

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Donations During and After a Bushfire Emergency

Managing donations during and after a bushfire emergency is a complex process. In the event of an emergency, more information will be published here. In the meantime, if you would like to pledge a donation, please complete the online form below so our team can get back to you as soon as resources allow.

Donations are invaluable to impacted community members during a crisis. Thank you for offering what you can.

How Would You Prefer To Be Contacted About Your Offer?*


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Contact Us

Our Customer Service Team is available to assist you and can be reached at 9848 0300 or enquiries@denmark.wa.gov.au

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