Mini SkyHydrant Collection Box

Can you find a place for a Disaster Aid Australia collection box?

Each box is a one sixth scale replica of the SkyHydrants that DAA uses when providing ‘Smart Aid’, or ‘Safe Water for Every Child’.

Every dollar donated is enough to provide safe water for a year for someone in a developing country, or helps us respond to a humanitarian disaster in our region

If  you can help email us at


Disaster Aid Australia would like to thank the members of Endeavour Hills Mens Shed who have contributed freely of their time to make the boxes.






Tamar Valley Rotoract Are Running A Bingo Fundraiser

The Rotaract Club of Tamar Valley will host its Annual Bingo Night on Friday, September 20 in support of Disaster Aid Australia’s Bhutan 2020 Project.

Club president Madi Biggelaar said the past three events had raised more than $15,000.

This year the event aims to raise $10,000 to purchase two SkyHydrants, which would deliver clean drinking water to school children in Bhutan.

Club treasurer Holly Corbett said the event would be a great night with great prizes donated by generous local businesses.

The members, pictured here at their Disney Quiz Night, are sure to provide a fun evening.

As well as the bingo there will be a silent auction, door prizes, and of course a raffle.

The event will take at the Launceston Church Grammar senior school hall 6.30pm for a 7pm start.

Tickets are $15 from Launceston Tickets, which includes a donation and a bingo marker.

Bingo books are $10 and must be bought with cash on the night.

Guests are welcome to bring their own snacks but drinks will be available.

The event is strictly over 18.

If you are in the Launceston area why not go along for a fun evening?


A Memorial That Saves Lives

Losing a loved one is a time of great sadness

Some supporters of Disaster Aid Australia have chosen to be comforted in their loss by sponsoring a SkyHydrant installation as a memorial.

In that way the health of hundreds of people can be protected for years to come.

If you would like to recognise the life of a loved one in this way why not contact Disaster Aid Australia.


Currently we have installations planned in Bhutan and the Philippines.

Sponsorship of a SkyHydrant memorial for $5,000 includes having a permanent metal plaque fixed to the unit.

Disaster Aid Australia will also provide photographs of the completed installation.





Overseas Aid Volunteers Wanted

We are looking to recruit people who have a passion for helping those in need as Disaster Aid Response Team (DART) members.

Volunteers will be available for a 2 week overseas deployment each year.

At Disaster Aid Australia (DAA) we focus on the delivery of humanitarian aid to people who have been affected by disasters, including the ongoing disaster of contaminated drinking water.

Run by volunteers, DAA  helps people rebuild their lives and provides filters for safe water.

Established 10 years ago DAA was created as a project of the Rotary Club of Endeavour Hills and is now a small, independent NGO providing aid in developing countries

DAA works in partnership with Disaster Aid International, Rotary International and has partner agreements with organisations in developing countries.

Abilities / Experience:

  • Leadership
  • Able to represent DAA in meetings with in-country government, and other aid providers;
  • Strong negotiation and reporting skills;
  • Capable of managing projects under challenging conditions;
  • Practical with ability to organise people; and
  • Good reporting skills.

You will also be keen to promote the work of DAA sharing your experiences at public events, schools and Rotary Club meetings.


At DAA you will make a real difference to people who need it.


For a detailed Position Description and Application Form contact us at


Colombian Installations Underway

These girls are enjoying safe drinking water at their Colombian School thanks to a project to provide safe drinking water to 48 schools in Colombia.

Previously the schools, in both suburban and rural locations, received untreated  water from community aqueducts.

Now with the commencement of installation of SkyHydrants the drinking water will be bacteria free

The project involved the following participants:

  • 10 Rotary clubs in District 4281 led by the Rotary Club of Bogota, Teuaquilla.
  • Disaster Aid Australia.
  • Rotary Clubs from Australia, Canada USA, and Britain led by the Endeavour Hills Rotary Club.
  • SkyJuice Foundation

The project commenced with a training session led by Rhett Butler of the SkyJuice Foundation.



If you want to support our ‘Safe Water for Every Child’ projects see our DONATE PAGE 

Arika School

Children of the Arika School in Bhutan are giving a toast of thanks to Stan Frymann who has sponsored a SkyHydrant for them.

Stan is a long time supporter of the school, and asked for Arika to be added to the original 120 schools of the Bhutan 2020 Project.

The installation, pictured to the right, was carried out by a team from the School Planning and Building Department of the Department of Education.

This project was completed in less than six months.


If you would like to provide Safe Water for Every Child’ in Bhutan contact Disaster Aid Australia.

Your donation will mean a school of up to 1,000 pupils receives a SkyHydrant installation this Rotary year


Changes to Disaster Aid Australia

At their June meeting the Board decided to make the following changes to the organisation.

  • Peter Fawkner has stepped down from the temporary role of Chair, but will continue as Treasurer.
  • Director Howard Bradfield has been appointed Chair of Disaster Aid Australia.

  • Director Brian Ashworth has accepted the new position of Chief Executive Officer (Honorary).

  • Endeavour Hills Rotary Club President* 2018/2019 Cherie Ramsey has been reappointed as a permanent board member




*As Disaster Aid Australia was founded by Endeavour Hills Rotary Club our constitution requires that each year the Club President is a board member for that year.


SkyHydrants In India

Former Chair of Disaster Aid Australia, David Langworthy, has been in India for the official commissioning of a Skyhydrant Project.

The photographs show the installation at the Government Ashram School, Palsunda, Mokhada.

Installation was by Diganta Swaraj Foundation of Mumbai.

This project was initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Endeavour Hills and of Palm Beach Navi Mumbai and their respective Districts.

Contributions from the individual clubs were supplemented with a Rotary International Global Grant.

The project will deliver Safe Drinking Water to more than 10.000 children plus local villagers.



Mariah’s Story

Mariah Valdehueza, a Filipino public health student at the Australian Catholic College (ACU), has had first hand experience in delivering aid in conjunction with Disaster Aid Australia.

With her public health background Mariah has also been closely involved in public health education in the Philippinnes both with Balay Mindanaw and other Aid Organisations.

In 2013 as an intern with our partner Balay Mindanaw she was part of quick response team led and supported by Disaster Aid Australia, went to Bohol to provide temporary shelters for families after an Earthquake.

During the Marawi Siege in 2017 she was involved in the provision of Safe Drinking Water Using Disaster Aid SkyHydrants

To find out more about Mariahs Experiences you can visit the ACU Impact website




Have You Got Some Free Time?

Disaster Aid are always looking for volunteers.

Although we provide hundreds of thousands of dollars aid we only have one part time paid staff member.

Everything else is done by volunteers, including:

  • Fundraising;
  • Disaster Response;
  • Office Administration;
  • Management;
  • Governance;

If you live in Melbourne you are welcome to come along to our Office in Eumemmering and meet our friendly group.

Further away? . . . There are opportunities to help fundraise by speaking at Rotary meetings and other forums.


All Welcome

Although DAA was founded by a Rotary Club you do not need to be a Rotarian to get involved.

You just need to be interested in helping people; recover from a disaster, or who need safe drinking water.


For more information check out our Volunteer Page