All West Australians Reducing Emergencies (AWARE) Program 2020-21 



The 2020-21 AWARE competitive grant round has closed. 

The current grant round opened at 12pm (midday) Monday ​​2 November 2020 and closed 12pm (midday) Friday 11 December 2020. 

2020-21 AWARE successful projects

Thank you to all applicants that submitted a project for consideration in t​he 2020-21 AWARE competitive grant round.  A total of 23 applications were received and assessed against the eligibility criteria and the selection criteria as outlined in the Guidelines for Applicants.  A total of 16 projects have been approved for delivery in the 2020-21 AWARE competitive grant round.

Approved Projects
​Shire of Dumbleyung​​Local Emergency Management Training
​City of JoondalupEmergency Management for Age Care Providers Forum
​Shire of CollieShire of Collie LEMA and Emergency Resilience Development
Shires of Murray and WaroonaDevelopment of Shire of Murray & Waroona Local Emergency Management Arrangements
​Shire of Carnarvon​Emergency Management Training - Carnarvon​
​Shire of Wyndham East Kimberley​SWEK LEMC Exercise and Training Project
​Shire of Jerramungup​LEMA Review/rewrite
​Shire of Shark Bay​​Emergency Management Training - Shark Bay​
​Shire of Ravensthorpe​​LEMA Review/rewrite
​Shire of Pingelly​Regional Recovery Exercise
​Town of Port Hedland​Town of Port Hedland LEMA Review​
​City of Joondalup​​Craigie Bushland Exercise
​Shire of Derby/West Kimberley​Shire of Derby West Kimberley LEMA Review
​Shire of Dardanup​2021 Southwest Emergency Management Conference
​Shire of East Pilbara​​​Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA) Update
​Shire of Merredin​​

Shire of Merredin Risk Management Process and LEMA Review

Ab​​out this round

The current agreement sets out to distribute $230,000 to WA local governments via a competitive grant round to projects that fall into one or more of the following categories:

  • Furthering the emergency risk management process​
  • Facilitating capability-based exercises
  • Assisting in reviewing Local Emergency Management Arrangements (LEMA)
  • Delivering emergency management training
  • Hosting or facilitating emergency management events or forums​

​Who can apply?

Local governments​:

  • ​with projects that meet the minimum eligibility requirements
  • willing to sign a Grant Agreement
  • that have no non-compliant ​Natural Disaster Resilience Program (NDRP) or AWARE grants
  • with non-compliant LEMAs are restricted to projects to develop contemporary and updated LEMA
Local governments are encouraged to collaborate and submit joint applications.

​How to apply:

Applicants should first review the Guidelines for Applicants and Frequently Asked Questions to be sure their project and local government will meet the AWARE grant eligibility. Use the Quick Eligibility Check before completing your application.

Download the 2020-21 AWARE Application Form and save it to your computer prior to completing your application. 

Completed applications are to be submitted to aware@dfes.wa.gov.au before 12pm (midday) Friday 11 December 2020.

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​​​Who to contact

The Frequently Asked Questions will be updated with any relevant questions raised by applicants. 

If you require further information or require further assistance accessing the application form, contact the Senior Emergency Management Officer at aware@dfes.wa.gov.au​​ or call 9395 9998