State Welfare Emergency Committee (SWEC)

CWA continues to support the community in situations of emergency, such as bushfire or flooding. Each branch assigns a member to be their Emergency Contact, who is the point of contact for requests for help from local authorities. A register of Branch Emergency Contacts is kept by the SWEC Officer and State Office.

Throughout the State, the Local Government Emergency Committees can call on CWA members, usually in evacuation situations, to assist the DFCS to serve meals to Police and DFES workers, and help with evacuees.  We often work in conjunction with the the Salvation Army.
Our volunteers
tally around 1000 hours of this work every year.

  • CWA members catering the CWA Esperance fires, November 2015

  • 2015 fires at Merivale, Esperance

  • CWA members catering the CWA Esperance fires, November 2015

  • CWA members catering the CWA Esperance fires, November 2015

  • Esperance fires Nov 2015

  • Catering for the CWA Esperance fires, November 2015

  • After the Esperance fires, Nov 2015

  • Huge fire at Koondoola, 29 March 2012. Wanneroo branch members did breakfast from 4.30am

  • Feeding the Firies, CWA in the Salvos van at Koondoola, 29 March 2012

  • Yarloop/Harvey fires: CWA members catering at the Leschenault Evacuation Centre 8th Jan 2016

  • Yarloop/Harvey fires: Public meeting at the Leschenault Evacuation Centre 9th Jan 2016

  • January 2016: remains of Yarloop CWA building. Station Street, built 1954

  • Yarloop CWA - after the fire.

  • Yarloop CWA members hand out $50 IGA or Caltex food and fuel vouchers, and $100 Bunnings vouchers

  • Merry Christmas to Yarloop and Cookernup Fire Brigades. Yarloop CWA members delivered cheques from CWA