Wooroloo Fire Recovery

Shire of Mundaring cares deeply about our community and we are here to help. Our Hills community is resilient. We will get through this, just as we have done in the past.

The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery & Outreach Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. The Shire of Mundaring is working with the Australian Red Cross, Department of Communities and the City of Swan to ensure that all community members have access to support as they recover from this incident.

Wooroloo Connect Newsletter

 Recovery events and activities

Community Led Art Project (CLAP)

The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery and Outreach Program seeks to ensure that residents in need, and the wider Wooroloo community, have local access to support services and resilience building activities.   

The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Led Art Project has been proposed by a group of community members under this program.  

Find out more about the Community Led Art Project, including next steps.

Cuppa Catch Up

Catch up with neighbours, meet other community members and chat with agency representatives. 

When: Every Friday, 10am to midday

Where: Gidgegannup Showgrounds, Old Toodyay Road

Facilitated by Department of Communities, Gidgegannup CWA and Feed it Forward Wooroloo  

Connect @ Wooroloo Hall

See the latest edition of the Wooroloo Connect newsletter (above) for the dates and times that the Hall is open for community activities, and for residents to access information and support from the Shire of Mundaring, Department of Communities and Australian Red Cross. 

The kettle's on and the biscuit tin is kept topped up!  We're always there on a Tuesday afternoon, so do pop in for a cuppa, to catch up with neighbours and make new friends.  Bring the kids, they can investigate the 'toys 'n' games' box or find a quiet space for homework.

Monthly Recovery Update Dinner

Community members from Gidgegannup, Wooroloo and surrounds are invited to come along to enjoy a meal, share stories and hear recovery updates. 

When: Monthly, second Thursday of each month, 6pm to 7.30pm

Where: Percy Cullen Oval

Send an SMS to Karen on 0448 245 086 if you need a lift.

Hosted by Gidge Rec Club & City of Swan, and supported by the Shire of Mundaring, meal & refreshments provided by Bendigo Bank & Parky Care.

Community led activities

If you hear of a community-led Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery event or activity, or have any ideas relating to bushfire recovery, please contact the Shire of Mundaring’s Project Officer Community Recovery on 0448 245 086 or email karendore@mundaring.wa.gov.au

You can also visit the City of Swan Bushfire Recovery News and Events page for more information about what’s happening in the area.

12 Months On - Exhibition of Images 

The 12 Months On - Exhibition of Community Images is the result of a community proposal and the subsequent works of a number of local residents from Wooroloo, Gidgegannup and surrounds.

From over 100 image submissions, 52 have been selected for display. This numbers is representative of the fifty-two weeks of the community recovery journey.

Complimentary light refreshments will be available at each session, with recovery support and further information available if required.

The Wooroloo Bushfire Community Recovery & Outreach Program is jointly funded through the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements, assisting City of Swan, Shire of Mundaring, Red Cross and Department of Communities.

Grateful thanks to Bendigo Bank Mundaring and Parky Care for their additional support.

Event times:

Friday 28 January, 3pm to 6pm
Saturday 29 January, 11am to 2pm
Sunday 30 January, 1pm to 4pm

Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery Plan

‚ÄčThe Shire of Mundaring Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery Plan was endorsed by Shire of Mundaring at its Council meeting in August 2021.

It will support recovery while strengthening community preparedness and resilience in the event of future disasters.

Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery Plan (PDF)

Independent Review of the 2021 Wooroloo Bushfire

Shire of Mundaring extends its thanks to those residents, support personnel and organisations affected by the Wooroloo Bushfire who made submissions to the Independent Review. 

The local government response to the Wooroloo Bushfire was a joint recovery operation by Shire of Mundaring and the City of Swan from day one. 

Shire of Mundaring worked closely with the City of Swan, impacted residents and communities, the WA Local Government Association (WALGA) and relevant staff to prepare its submission. Both local governments have consulted and collaborated at every stage and support each other’s respective submissions.

The Shire’s submission includes 11 detailed recommendations aligned with the terms of reference.

Shire of Mundaring's Submission (PDF)

City of Swan's Submission (PDF)

Environmental recovery

Find out about environmental recovery from the Wooroloo bushfire, including access to presentations given at the Community Bushfire Prone Landscaping and Environmental Planning Forum 2021.

More information and contact

Additional recovery information is available via the Emergency WA Wooroloo Bushfire Recovery page, including support services.