Community resilience

Neighbourhood BLOCK party funding

The Shire has now received and accepted 10 applications for funding. Should you wish to be added to a wait list please follow the application process outlined below.

Host a neighbourhood BLOCK party and get to know your neighbours! For a limited time the Shire will reimburse up to $100 towards local block parties. The first 10 applications reviewed and accepted will receive the funding. To apply:

  1. Fill in the in the Neighbourhood BLOCK Party Registration Form, which can be downloaded below.
  2. If you have any questions about your event contact Community Development Officer, Jessica Black (contact details below).
  3. Once complete, submit the registration form to Community Development Officer, Jessica Black at
  4. The form will then be reviewed and the Shire will inform you of the outcome of your application and provide advice on whether there are additional event compliance requirements.
  5. If your application is successful you can begin to plan and carry out your event, and once finalised submit your receipts to the Shire for reimbursement (of up to $100).

To download the neighbourhood BLOCK party registration form click here.

To download the neighbourhood BLOCK party funding guide click here.

To download the neighbourhood BLOCK party invitation template click here.

Please contact Shire Community Development Officer Jessica Black for further information on (08) 9780 5276 or


Support after a traumatic event

When a local tragedy occurs, the effect on those touched by it, families, friends, communities is immediate and traumatic. The impact on a small community can ripple for years. Please see below for resources that may assist.

Helping yourself after a traumatic event:

Looking after yourself after a crisis - Australian Red Cross

Typical reactions to a disaster - Australian Red Cross

Helping yourself after a traumatic event - Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Helping children after a traumatic event:

Tips for talking with Kids - Australian Red Cross

Helping children and young people cope with crisis - Australian Red Cross

Guidelines for parents, caregivers and teachers - Australian Psychological Society

Trauma and children - Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Helping friends/family after a traumatic event:

Helping a friend or family member after a traumatic event - Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Local support contacts:

Community support contact information

Individuals registered with Disability Services can contact their local coordinator directly on 08 6167 7900.

Further information:

Australian Red Cross

Centre for Post Traumatic Mental Health

Waratah - Support for Domestic Violence

Angel Hands - Support for extreme trauma


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PO Box 61
Margaret River WA 6285

Margaret River

41 Wallcliffe Road
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