Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating and unprecedented bushfire conditions across our Eastern and Southern regions, including NSW, QLD and SA.
There are several ways that you can lend your support to those in need, including donating to charities, foundations and appeals, fire services and volunteers.
Donate to your local Rural Fire Service and volunteers on the frontline by contacting your local brigade directly or by visiting the RFS website.
The NSW RFS are also taking direct bank deposits via the below account information:
Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service
Bank: Westpac BSB: 032-001 Account No: 171051
The Salvos have launched a Disaster Appeal to support communities affected by the devastating bushfires in New South Wales and Queensland.
The Salvos Disaster Appeal is helping to support those affected by bushfires in NSW and QLD with a target of $3 million.
Donate via the Salvation Army website salvationarmy.org.au, or call 13 SALVOS (13 72 58).
You can also donate at Woolworths supermarket checkouts.
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
The Port Macquarie Koala Hospital is developing and building watering stations for koalas affected by the bushfires.
You can donate to their GoFundMe page here.
GIVIT has partnered with the Queensland Government to accept physical donations of items requested by residents affected by the bushfires.
You can donate via either link below:
GIVIT’s Queensland bushfire appeal
GIVIT’s New South Wales bushfire appeal
The Australian Red Cross is providing emergency volunteers and supporting communities affected by fires in NSW, QLD and SA.
Donate to the Red Cross disaster appeal below:
Red Cross disaster relief and recovery appeal
Vinnies (The St Vincent De Paul Society) is helping those affected in NSW by the bushfires to rebuild their lives.
You can donate at any Vinnies store or head here.
The Lions Club of Taree in NSW has set up a GoFundMe page for the NSW MidCoast community.
You can donate to their cause here.
Koalas in Care
Paul and Christeen McLeod have opened up a temporary burns unit for koalas injured in the fires in their NSW Taree home.
See what items they require on their Facebook page or donate to the cause by heading to their website.
The Rescue Collective
In conjunction with Animal Rescue Freecycle and Support, The Rescue Collective is collecting donations on behalf of smaller rescues to help wildlife impacted by the bushfires.
You can donate to the Rescue Collective here, or find a list of wanted items for donation with a list of drop-off locations here.
WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service) is supporting displaced and injured wildlife affected by the NSW fires.
“It is impossible to estimate the number of native animals that have already been killed or how many more will be lost in the fires, or to predict the impact that this additional loss of habitat on top of the drought will have on wild populations,” WIRES says.
Red Cross Blood Service
The Red Cross blood service requires extra donors to supplement the loss of donations from several of its closed collection centres which have been closed due to bushfire danger.
Book an appointment and find a donation centre near you.
Australian Lions Foundation
Australian Lions Foundation has set up a national appeal to support those impacted by the bushfires.
You can donate through your local Lions Club or donate online here.
WWF Adopt a Tree
The WWF’s Adopt a Tree appeal will help to rebuild habitat lost in the fires in NSW and QLD to help vulnerable species.
“Catastrophic mega fires are now tearing through critical habitat in New South Wales and Queensland, putting the lives of people and vulnerable species in danger. Once the fires clear, we urgently need to restore what has been lost.”
Organic Farmers Bushfire Appeal
The Organic Farmers Bushfire Appeal is coordinated by ORICoop (Organic & Regenerative Investment Co-operative). ORICoop is working with local charities in each region to support our farmers to continue growing organic food and fibre. All donations received will be overseen by our regional representatives & an ORICoop Board member to ensure that the funds get to those that need it most.
If you have a charity or appeal that you’d like us to add, please email [email protected]