Australian Bushfires

The Australian Culinary Federation would like to thank our firefighters, emergency services, volunteers & communities for their tireless work in supporting those affected by the bushfires.

To the thousands of people impacted by the bushfires over recent months our thought are with you.

The ACF will be working with Worldchefs Without Borders to determine a coordinated & meaningful response to support and contribute to ravaged communities across our nation.

In the meantime please see below links on where you can make a contribution to the recovery effort.

How to Help

Rural Fire Brigades are often more than just an emergency service. They can also be a vital community service, provide a community meeting point or offer assistance with non-emergency roles

 

NSW RURAL FIRE SERVICE 

To make a donation directly to your local brigade, simply contact your local brigade or your local Fire Control Centre. You can also use the credit card link below for many brigades. If your local brigade isn't listed, contact your nearest Fire Control Centre.

Secure online Donations     Donate in other ways    Firefighter Families

 

VICTORIAN COUNTRY FIRE AUTHORITY

There are a number of different ways you can donate to support our firefighting effort in Victoria. CFA is promoting four options depending on how you would like your money to be used. 

Please do not donate goods. We are overwhelmed by donations in our relief centres and it is diverting resources away from critical tasks.

The best way you can help impacted communities is through financial donations (all donations over $2 are tax deductible).

Victorian Bushfire Appeal             Volunteer Welfare Fund          CFA Brigades Donations Fund

 

SOUTH AUSTRALIA COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE

The Department of Human Services (DHS) brings together a range of services, funding and policy responsibilities which together support fairness, opportunity and choice for all South Australians. DHS has lead responsibility on behalf of the South Australian government for disaster recovery.

SA Bushfire Appeal            Other Ways to Donate          CFS Foundation   

 

KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund

QUEENSLAND FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES

The dedication and commitment of our volunteers in ensuring the safety and well-being of fellow Queenslanders is greatly valued by the community.

Monies received through your generous donations help in the provision of essential equipment that assists volunteers in performing the many and varied functions that are required by their communities.

Rural Fire Service Donations         State Emergency Service Donations

 

WESTERN AUSTRALIA DEPARTMENT OF FIRE & EMERGENCY SERVICES

Australia is experiencing an unprecedented threat from bushfire. As the peak body for tens of thousands of volunteers who choose to leave their families, homes and workplaces to protect those of others, we are working hard to support and protect these amazing people.

Bushfire Volunteer Donations      Online Shop         Volunteer

TASMANIAN FIRE SERVICE

We have also received many offers of charitable donations to the Tasmania Fire Service and our brigades. TFS is a government-funded organisation that doesn’t operate on charitable funds.

While we are so grateful for the generosity shown towards us, we simply do not need financial donations. What our firies would love to see is donations being channeled towards the victims of the ongoing bushfire emergency.

See below for official channels to donate to

REDCROSS       VOLUNTEER

Right now we’re supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia.

Our Register.Find. Reunite service, which reunifies people who have been separated in the bushfire emergency, has registered over 30,000 people and taken more than 5,000 enquires.

“Financial donations also allow residents the opportunity to make their own choices and inject much-needed funds into local economies and businesses, helping communities recover sooner,” the organization says.

RSPCA NSW

With fires ravaging the state, animals are at their most vulnerable. Please donate to our bushfire appeal to help protect them.
Currently, our heroic inspectors and staff are assisting at evacuation centres in northern NSW and beyond, helping members of the public keep their pets and livestock safe from the fires.

RSPCA VICTORIA

With fires ravaging the state, animals are at their most vulnerable. Please donate to help protect them. RSPCA VIC is doing all we can to protect the animals in threatened or affected areas

WIRES WILDLIFE RESCUE

It is impossible to estimate the number of native animals that have perished or how many more will be lost in the fires, or to predict the impact that dire food and water shortages, as well as habitat loss caused by the fires and drought, will have on wild populations.

GVIT

is an Australian organization that matches donated goods with items that are specifically requested by victims of the fires. People have asked for things like car batteries, fence posts and gas pumps. GIVIT is a free community service that survives on your participation and donations

VINNIES BUSHFIRE APPEAL

The lay Catholic organization has more than 60,000 members and volunteers who assist people in need across Australia. Its bush fire appeal designates how far specific financial amounts can go, and brings home the reality of how the disaster has upended the lives of the dispossessed: $50 can provide food for a displaced family; $150 can help stave off bills; and $300 can help clothe a fleeing family that had to leave behind their belongings.

SALVATION ARMY

“Our teams are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders, and will continue to provide whatever support is needed as the situation develops,” said Major Topher Holland, General Manager Strategic Emergency and Disaster Management.

FIND A BED

In the midst of the fire crisis across the Australian east coast, many people and their animals now need somewhere to stay. This is a place where people with a spare bed and people who need a place for themselves or their animals can connect. 

FOODBANK

Foodbank is the only food relief organisation to play a role in times of emergency and natural disasters such as fires, floods and cyclones. Every State and Territory Foodbank is involved in disaster relief, providing essential supplies to support the work of first responders and emergency services as well as giving ongoing assistance to affected communities during the months and years it takes to recover.  

NSW LIONS GOFUND ME

This project has a focus of helping those in the MidCoast Region.                    

LIONS District 201N1 - Disasters INFORMATION about us: This Fund Raiser has been established by the Lions Club of Taree Inc, and funds raised are banked with our District Lions Board. (Rosalie Davis Treasurer) 100% of those funds will be distributed in the MidCoast region of NSW. Recipients will include Fire & Rescue Services, Families directly affected by fires and farmers affected by fires.

PORT MACQUARIE KOALA HOSPITAL

Initially, the hospital’s aim was to raise money to purchase and distribute automatic drinking stations which will be installed in the burnt areas to help in koala and wildlife survival.
The number of drinking stations being built has now been increased and they will be shared with other wildlife organisations in fire affected regions across New South Wales.  Two are being built for dispatch to the northern rivers fire area next week.

 

UNITING CARE        CLOTHES & FURNITURE        MONEY

Your couch could save a life! When you donate to Lifeline and buy at Lifeline Shops, you are helping save lives – the sale of these pre-loved items helps fund the 24-hour 13 11 14 Lifeline crisis support line.

WWF-AUSTRALIA

It’s been estimated that around 1.25 billion animals have been killed across Australia to date. This includes thousands of koalas and other iconic species such as kangaroos, wallabies, kookaburras, cockatoos and honeyeaters burnt alive, and many thousands more injured and homeless.

The catastrophic megafires sweeping our country are greatly worsening the species extinction crisis we’re already facing. Yet this is just the beginning. That's why WWF-Australia has called for immediate global support to establish a AUD$30 million Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund.

ON A MISSION

Your donation will be invested in carefully selected sustainable reforestation projects in Australia to compensate for the loss of burned forests and restore the animals’ habitats.

STATE RESOURCES

Melbourne in a Box Bushfire Resources

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