According to State EM Policy section 5.12, the emergency management agency with operational control of any resource is responsible for payment of all related expenses associated with its operation during emergencies, unless other arrangements are established. Agencies that have assisted in responses to emergencies may be eligible for reimbursement of some expenses. Funding arrangements for emergencies are dependent on the situation and based on criteria detailed in the document, Criteria for meeting costs associated with emergencies.
The Disaster Recovery Payment (DRP) is a one-off, non-means tested payment of $1000 for eligible adults and $400 for eligible children who have been adversely affected by a major disaster either in Australia or overseas. The DRP is activated when the impact of a disaster on individuals and families requires Australian Government assistance, in addition to that provided under standard recovery assistance.
Disaster Recovery Allowance
The Lord Mayor's Distress Relief Fund was established in 1961 to provide relief of personal hardship and distress arising from natural disasters occurring within Western Australia. The perpetual fund is a registered charitable body and has approval of the Australian Taxation Office for tax deductibility of contributions.