Australian Fires: How to Help

We are shocked and saddened by the devastating bushfires in Australia, which have destroyed lives, homes and animals. Many in our ANZA community are wondering what they can do to help victims and support firefighters. Here’s how you can offer donations. 

Firefighters:

Victoria’s Country Fire Authority (CFA) https://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/about/supporting-cfa#donate-cfa

NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/volun…/support-your-local-brigade

The Country Fire Service in South Australia is taking direct donations. https://cfsfoundation.org.au/donate

Donate to the Rural Fire Brigades Association to support firefighters in Queensland. https://www.rfbaq.org/donate-to-rfbaq

Salvation Army:

The Salvos are after cash donations to feed firefighters and evacuees, and aid in relief and recovery. https://www.salvationarmy.org.au/

Red Cross:

The Red Cross is raising money through its Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund. https://www.redcross.org.au/…/disaster-relief-and-recovery-…

Comedian and actor Celeste Barber has launched a fundraiser for the Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades donations fund. https://www.facebook.com/donate/1010958179269977/

How to help wildlife:

Donate to wildlife rescue organisation WIRES, to help rescue and care for thousands of sick, injured and orphaned native animals. https://www.wires.org.au/…/emergency-donations-to-help-wild…

The World Wildlife Fund Australia is directing its efforts towards koala conservation. https://www.wwf.org.au/get-involved/bushfire-emergency

Kangaroo Island:

Kangaroo Island have set up a GoFundMe page to help its wildlife after a third of the Island was burned in the Ravine fire. https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-save-kangaroo-islands-koalas-and-wildlife

ANZA:

We will be raising funds for the Australia Bush Fire relief effort at the Great Australia Day BBQ on 9 February and need volunteers. Contact us for more information.