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Where to donate and find help

By Jamie Salter

Where can I donate to bushfire relief?

State donations:

  • NSW: NSW Rural Fire Service: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volunteer/support-your-local-brigade
  • Victoria: CFA Donate: https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/donate1
  • South Australia: CFS Foundation: https://cfsfoundation.org.au/
  •  Queensland: Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland: https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq

Foundations:

  • St Vincent de Paul bushfire appeal: https://donate.vinnies.org.au/appeals-nsw/vinnies-nsw-bushfire-appeal-nsw
  • Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery: https://www.redcross.org.au/campaigns/disaster-relief-and-recovery-donate
  • The Salvation Army Disaster Appeal: https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/donate/make-a-donation/donate-online/?appeal=disasterappeal
  • BlazeAid: https://blazeaid.com.au/donations/how-donate/
  • Foodbank: https://www.foodbank.org.au/support-us/make-a-donation/?state=vic
  • WIRES Rescue Line for injured wildlife: 1300 094 737

Who can help?

  •  Lifeline: 131 114.
  • APM has offered free mental health telephone counselling across Australia from a qualified psychologist for bushfire victims on 1800 276 113.
  • Disaster Legal Help Victoria on 1800 113 432 will provide free legal assistance to Victorian bushfire victims.

NSW financial assistance:

  • Rural Assistance Authority: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/disaster-assistance
  • Disaster Recovery Grants: https://www.raa.nsw.gov.au/grants/disaster-recovery-grants/bushfires

Victorian financial assistance:

  • Disaster Recovery Payments: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/victorian-bushfires-december-2019-australian-government-disaster-recovery-payment
  • Disaster Recovery Allowance: https://www.humanservices.gov.au/individuals/services/centrelink/victorian-bushfires-december-2019-disaster-recovery-allowance
  • Emergency Re-Establishment Payments: https://services.dhhs.vic.gov.au/personal-hardship-assistance-program