Climate Disaster Relief Fund - United Workers Union

Climate Disaster Relief Fund

In recognition of the ongoing nature of the climate emergency and the vital importance of caring for country, the United Workers Union has established a $500,000 Climate Disaster Relief Fund


This fund is designed to support the greatest strength of our union – members taking action together. This fund will support us to be able to provide the following for members:

  • A $500 emergency payment for any member who’s lost their home or place of residence in these bushfires and for any future climate disaster;
  • A $100 payment per day for each member volunteering with an emergency services organisation (where the member does not have access to paid emergency services leave or has run out);
  • Fee waivers for members who’ve suffered a disruption to their income for any bushfire related reason;
  • Free legal advice for any disaster-related legal matter.

To access the emergency payment or volunteer payment

please use this form: