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Bushfire crisis

Funding the bushfire response

As we start 2020 and a new decade, we are witnessing climate change tipping points with the unfolding of an unprecedented bushfire tragedy and ongoing drought. 

AEGN Board and staff send our sympathy and thoughts to all affected.

We continue to face the threat of further devastating fires and we hear more and more about the catastrophe that our community and wildlife have faced from the ongoing fire season in Australia. Our hearts and thoughts go out to everyone who has been impacted and again, and we give special thanks to those that have been working tirelessly on the frontline and behind the scenes.

What to fund

As you well know, the funding and support response from the Australian community has been extraordinary.

AEGN members have responded to our recent call for recommendations of projects and organisations to fund during and following this crisis (the results are below). These recommendations are an excellent way to pool the unique collective knowledge of AEGN membership. We hope that this listing will help you direct funds to organisations across the country that are taking a variety of approaches to the bushfire crisis; from immediate support through to longer term systems and policy change.

We have not carried out due diligence on these organisations, and it is not always clear if these organisations have DGR or PBI status, so please check depending on your giving requirements.

Finally, as you consider your giving to address the current fire catastrophe, keep in mind the need to change the state, national and global response to climate change.

Contact us if you would like to discuss how you can deliver the greatest funding impact for both the immediate crisis and addressing the causes of the bushfires.

Organisations to fund

You can filter by the categories below — multiple selections can be made.

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Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue

Adelaide and Hills Koala Rescue is the largest group of experienced and dedicated Volunteer Koala Carers and Rescuers in South Australia.

Animal welfare and wildlife recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Hospital

Adelaide Koala & Wildlife Hospital provides free emergency vet services to injured wildlife at our hospital in Plympton.
We take in injured or orphaned wildlife with the aim of rehabilitation and release whilst also participating in a wide variety of educational programs for students, carers, veterinary students and the public.
We are a not for profit organisation relying solely on the generosity of others including financial and in kind support and are extremely grateful to every individual that contributes to saving the lives of our native wildlife.

Animal welfare and wildlife recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support
Animal Rescue Craft Guild

The Rescue Collective and Animal Rescue Collective (ARC) and Animal Rescue Craft Guild are all one team, alongside many rescue groups helping the firezones across five states, backed by a registered charity (MKC).

 

100 per cent volunteer run.

 

Our group coordinates the making and supply of craft items that can be used by animal rescues.

 

Animal welfare and wildlife recoveryAustralia wideOn the ground providing immediate support
Animals Australia

We are providing immediate support to expert wildlife vets to travel to fire-devastated areas. They will help any surviving animals and ensure local wildlife carers have the support and resources they need.


We will also be assisting with the longer-term needs of affected wildlife, who have lost their habitats and their food source.


Animal welfare and wildlife recoveryAustralia wideOn the ground providing immediate support
Art Fights Fire auction fundraiser

Art Fights Fire is an online art auction, prompted by the bushfire crisis. Organised by The Design Files, this auction aims to raise funds for Victoria’s Country Fire Association, New South Wales’ WIRES Wildlife Rescue and Wildlife Victoria.


Emergency response and reliefNew South Wales, VictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support
Australia Institute

A proposal for an independently administered fund to reduce the cost burden of natural disaster response and recovery to Australian households, businesses and taxpayers.


It would be funded through a levy of $1 per tonne of carbon dioxide for all coal, gas and oil produced in Australia and would raise around $1.5 billion dollars per year at the current prices and levels of production.


ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Australian Conservation Foundation

We are Australia’s national environment organisation – more than 600,000 people speaking out for the air we breathe, the water we drink and the places and wildlife we love. As an advocacy organisation, we expose corruption and destruction and push for bold solutions for our living world.

Climate, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Australian Wildlife Conservancy

The Australian Wildlife Conservancy is working to support various organisations to help save threatened wildlife affected by these fires however the situation remains extremely dynamic.


We stand ready to help wherever we can and we will update you again soon on our progress.

Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Biolinks Alliance

Biolinks Alliance is the only organisation in Victoria dedicated to inclusive, large-scale conservation – designed to foster coalitions to align and coordinate efforts, to bring in the planning and know-how to ensure we work smartly and succeed.

Ecosystem and wildlife protectionVictoriaProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Birdlife Australia

BirdLife Australia has evolved from an ornithological society in 1901 into a national, science-based grass roots bird conservation charity. More than 170,000 Australians – including over 40 local bird conservation groups in locations right across the country – contribute their time, money and expertise to help BirdLife Australia save threatened birds.

There is a huge outpouring of desire from our supporters to help with bushfire recovery for threatened birds, including donations to our emergency appeal. BirdLife Australia has already acted quickly to:

  • assess the impacts of fires on vulnerable bird species;
  • mobilise recovery teams of staff and volunteers in the field; and
  • engage the birding community to survey displaced birds using our app

BirdLife Australia has a strong history of working collaboratively with land managers, researchers, zoos, community groups, business and government at all levels. We curate Australia’s largest environmental dataset and work extensively on bird conservation with regional and farming communities.

BirdLife is looking to partner with trusts and foundations to ensure the bird conservation response to the bushfire crisis is informed by science and coordinated to maximise cost effectiveness.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Climate, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change, On the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Blaze Aid

A volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.


Emergency response and reliefAustralia wideOn the ground providing immediate support
Bush Heritage

Bush Heritage is an independent not-for-profit that buys and manages land, and partners with Indigenous Australians so we can protect our irreplaceable landscapes and our magnificent native species forever. At the end of 2019, on ground staff and neighbours fought fires of varying severity on six Bush Heritage reserves in three states

Ecosystem and wildlife protection, Indigenous communitiesAustralia wideProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Centre for Policy Development

The Sustainable Economy Program focuses on policy ideas and partnerships to build a more environmentally and socially sustainable economy. Australia has a tremendous opportunity to leverage its abundant natural resources, wealth and creativity to build a fair, sustainable and prosperous economy – one that provides a secure future for all Australians. But this can only happen if the right policy settings are in place, and if both private and public actors are focussed on the things that really drive risk, growth and wellbeing in the long term.


ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Climate Council

Independent, authoritative information on climate change.


Climate Council, Climate Works and Landcare among many others responding to Climate change and land management, in systems and policy change.


Climate Council

ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Climate Council's Climate Media Centre

The Climate Media Centre localises and personalises climate change impacts and solutions for Australians. We connect journalists with powerful stories about people and places affected now, as well as inspiring tales of those taking action to fix things.

Find compelling yarns and local angles. Discover new, trusted voices. Access fresh opinions. The Centre can deliver the information and contacts you need, fast.

ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Climate Council's Emergency Leaders for Climate Action

Emergency Leaders for Climate Action is comprised of 22 former senior emergency service leaders with first-hand experience of escalating climate change impacts, who are uniting to push for strong leadership on climate change action.


Climate, Disaster preparednessAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
ClimateWorks

We bridge the gap between research and climate action. Accelerating the transition to net zero emissions for Australia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Working within the Monash Sustainable Development Institute.


ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Community Enterprise Foundation - Victorian Bushfire Appeal

The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish an appeal, with 100 per cent of donated funds going directly to communities in need.


Community recoveryVictoriaProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Community Foundations

Border Trust

New South Wales, Victoria

Community Foundation for the Albury Wodonga region.


Eyre Peninsula

South Australia

Enables the people of the Eyre Peninsula to proactively contribute to the long term benefit of our region by building community capacity, addressing local needs through charitable grant-making and encouraging philanthropy.


Fleurieu

South Australia

The Fleurieu Peninsulas’ local philanthropic organisation.


Hands Across Canberra

Australian Capital Territory

There are currently over 250 charities and community service organisations who we engage, assist and support every day. We create campaigns to encourage philanthropy and make it easier for Canberrans to give – to the community as a whole or to their charity of choice – through Hands Across Canberra.


In Our Hands

Victoria

We are a community foundation that supports projects that enhance community strength, cohesiveness and well-being in the Alpine, Wangaratta and Indigo Shires. We invest in initiatives that build community capacity, resilience and sustainability within our communities.


Lake Macquarie Foundation

New South Wales

Well positioned for crisis response and longer term recovery and re-building.


Mirboo North and District

Victoria

The Community Foundation encourages individuals, families, business and other organisations to contribute to a pool of funds that is held in trust for the current and future needs of the community. These contributions are used by the foundation for philanthropic purposes to benefit the community.


Mumbulla Foundation

New South Wales

Mumbulla based community foundations well positioned for crisis response and longer term recovery and re-building.


Norther Rivers

New South Wales

Independent philanthropic foundation. The n improving the lives of those who are in most need.


Southern Highlands Foundation

New South Wales

An independent, not-for-profit public foundation with Public Fund and Deductible Gift Recipient status (for Trust Funds only) that provides a permanent source of support for a range of initiatives that strengthen the local community.


Sydney

New South Wales

Through generous donations to Sydney Community Foundation we’ve granted more than $3 million to grassroots Sydney charities.


Upper Murray Innovation Fund

Victoria

Initiate, establish and support community development; promote and support opportunities for engagement, training, personal and community growth; co-ordinate and support community activities; operate social enterprise ventures.


Tumut Region

Victoria

The Foundation aims to build a community endowment – gather, grow and guard donations – to support the needs and aspirations of our community and make a difference where we live.

Emergency response and reliefAustralia wide, New South Wales, South Australia, VictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Country Fire Authority CFA

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


Emergency response and reliefVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support
Environmment East Gippsland

Community forest group working for the protection of Victoria’s last and largest area of ancient forest and connected natural environments and wildlife.


Ecosystem and wildlife protectionVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Extinction Rebellion

Help support the fight to protect the world from climate change. Help fight for Life.


ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Farmers for Climate Action

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure that farmers, who are on the frontline of climate change, are part of its solution. At the moment rural communities are having big conversations about climate risk in light of the fires.

Farmers for Climate Action is trying to raise enough funds to bring on a community organiser so we can have someone going around and talking with farmers, holding pub conversations helping educate people about the science. 


ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Fauna Rescue SA

Fauna Rescue SA ethos is to Rescue, Rehabilitate and Release. We believe in the successful method of soft release wildlife. We always try to release as close as possible to the rescue scene, so that the animal can return to it’s colony.

Animal welfare and wildlife recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities

As fires have struck the east coast of this sacred land recently it has lead to significant  destruction and loss of masses of flora and fauna and sadly the lives of peoples. Very sadly, many First Nations peoples have been affected by these tragic circumstances with losses of homes and severe damage to property and important parts of the landscape.


Many of these community have now been forced to evacuate the regions of their homes and forced to seek temporary and ongoing living arrangements in other parts of Victoria and New South Wales.


Community recovery, Indigenous communitiesNew South Wales, VictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation

Firesticks Alliance Indigenous Corporation is an Indigenous led network and aims to re-invigorate the use of cultural burning by facilitating cultural learning pathways to fire and land management. Implementing fire to enhance ecosystem health within culturally connected landscapes improves habitat condition and connectivity.

With the current fire crisis, Firesticks will do many things including – help affected communities and Country to heal in the aftermath of recent and future bushfires. Support to train over 100 accredited cultural fire practitioners to read Country and apply cultural fire regimes that care for and protect life and property.

Indigenous communitiesNew South Wales, South Australia, Tasmania, VictoriaInfluencing systems and policy change, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
FoodBank

Under our disaster grantmaking policy we differentiate between immediate relief, longer term recovery and disaster preparedness. Our main focus is on the last two as the general public tends to respond at the time of disasters.


The project outputs will initially involve the provision of hampers, which can feed a family of four for several days. These may include staple items such as cereal, rice, pasta, pasta sauce, baked beans, tuna, noodles, UHT milk, tinned fruit and vegetables. In the weeks ahead, this may change to ingredients for hot meals to be prepared at evacuation centres and ultimately to hampers of key staples and household cleaning products for people returning to their homes.


If funds remain after the initial response, they will be utilised for ongoing recovery and relief activities in the impacted Victorian communities.


Bushfire fighting and immediate reliefAustralia wideOn the ground providing immediate support
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal

For details on all of the following programs, access the FRRR website.


Back to School program

Support impacted children and families to have the uniform and stationery supplies needed for their schooling. As the current relief efforts are still very much under way, we will offer this additional support via a winter round, which will be distributed by May.  


Disaster Resilience & Recovery Fund

Distribute earnings to disaster recovery initiatives, ensuring that every donation continues to have impact for years to come. Donations to the Disaster Recovery & Resilience Fund will be invested, and the returns used to ensure funds are available for community-led initiatives when disaster-affected communities are ready for support.

Grants from FRRR’s Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund will support the needs that typically emerge 12-18 months after a disaster event – such as support for fatigued volunteer leaders, repairing vital community infrastructure, restoring community connections or ensuring mental health support is available.


Strengthening Rural Communities program

For communities that identify more immediate needs and for donors wishing for their funds to be used in full in the medium term recovery. That program can fund a wide range of projects, such as enhancing a local emergency shelter, implementing a UHF radio system so that people can stay in touch during the next emergency, efforts to relieve volunteer fatigue or running a campaign to attract people back to the area.

Community recoveryAustralia wide, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western AustraliaInfluencing systems and policy change, On the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Fremantle Foundation - Freo Fund for Fire Affected

The Freo Fund for Fire Affected is a collective of individuals and organisations from in and around Fremantle (and around Australia) raising funds to help fire-affected communities and advocate for strategies that reduce the severity and frequency of bushfires.


Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Bushfire fighting and immediate relief, Climate, Disaster preparedness, Ecosystem and wildlife protection, Emergency response and reliefWestern AustraliaInfluencing systems and policy change, On the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

Provides immediate short-term funds to Gippslanders who have lost their homes or had their property damaged by bushfire.


Community recovery, Ecosystem and wildlife protection, Emergency response and reliefVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Givit

GIVIT Listed Ltd is a national not-for-profit connecting those who have with those who need, in a private and safe way.


We work to alleviate poverty in Australia by ensuring every community service provider has what it needs through the simple act of giving. The GIVIT platform is free to use and makes giving easy by allowing you to see exactly what is required by vulnerable community members.


Help support people impacted by the devastating fires.100 per cent of funds received will be used to purchase essential items


Community recoveryNew South Wales, QueenslandProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Gondwana Link

We are restoring ecological resilience and, in the cleared areas that means restoring land, much of which is too fragile to farm. We will have, stretching over 1000kms, a series of core natural areas, linked by continuous belts of habitat and surrounded by supportive land uses. Big fires have had devastating impact in the stirling ranges (including Noongar country) and in the western woodlands (including Ngadju country) in significant biodiversity hotspots.


Gondwana Link would be happy to receive funds and direct to where needed locally as efforts are identified after the fires clear. This could include supporting Noongar and Ngadju rangers to be involved in post fire monitoring and cultural burning.


Ecosystem and wildlife protection, Indigenous communitiesWestern AustraliaProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Goongerah Environment Centre

Goongerah Environment Centre Office (GECO) is a grass roots community group based in the small town of Goongerah in far East Gippsland, Victoria. The residents of Goongerah are bloody tough. They are used to doing things for themselves, largely without outside support. They can and will get through this crisis but right now they need your help. Many residents who left the valley before the fire hit now have no homes to return to.


Support will fund vital supplies. Fuel for pumps and generators, food, water, medicine, first aid for injured animals and stock feed is urgently needed.


Community recovery, Emergency response and reliefVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Great Eastern Ranges

The Great Eastern Ranges Initiative (GER) will respond to the magnitude and intensity of the bushfire crisis fires through a coordinated effort to complement the work of public authorities, ENGOs and community organisations. We will support a staged approach to: (1) help landholders connect with local experts who can provide advice; (2) mobilise a network of more than 250 organisations to restore priority feed areas for nomadic species, establish supplementary habitat for small, tree-dependent mammals, and plan the creation and enhancement of climate change corridors to enable movement, recovery and adaptation of forest species; and (3) apply information to guide long-term recovery efforts that strengthen and consolidate the health and value of habitat in unburnt regions and help to protect them from future fire events.

 
Ecosystem and wildlife protectionNew South Wales, Queensland, VictoriaProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Greening Australia

Greening Australia is committed to tackling Australia’s biggest environmental challenges with the best science and the best people, to return life to landscapes and balance to the natural environment in ways that work for communities, economies and nature

Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Groundswell

In development, giving circle for next gen funders

Groundswell

ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Invasive Species Council

The Invasive Species Council is the main conservation group pressuring governments to do more about weeds, pests and diseases that threaten the nature of Australia.


Climate, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Island Care

Currently providing Bushfire recovery services for the Kangaroo Island community.

Bushfire fighting and immediate relief, Community recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support
Kangaroo Island Country Fire Service & Farmers

Parndana CFS and Farmers are providing support to volunteer firefighters who have lost their homes and livestock.


Emergency response and reliefSouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support
Kangaroo Island Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund

100% of all money in the Fund will be going directly to people whose homes, properties or businesses have been impacted by the Kangaroo Island bushfires.

Bushfire fighting and immediate relief, Community recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network

We are a not-for-profit organisation made up of a dedicated group of volunteers who rescue and rehabilitate injured, sick and orphaned wildlife on Kangaroo Island, South Australia.

Through education, Kangaroo Island Wildlife Network aims to help minimise wildlife trauma and provide the necessary skills and mentoring to the carers dedicated to raising and rehabilitating the injured, sick and orphaned wildlife that comes into our care.

Animal welfare and wildlife recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park

For those of you who would like to contribute we are asking for funds to help with veterinary costs, koala milk and supplements, extra holding/rehabilitation enclosures, as well as setting up a building to hold supplies to treat these animals.


Animal welfare and wildlife recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support
Karrkad Kanjdji Trust

The Karrkad Kanjdji Trust works with Indigenous ranger groups in one of the most culturally rich and biodiverse regions of Australia – West and Central Arnhem Land. Rangers and philanthropists have formed an alliance to address some of the region’s most pressing issues. Our projects are both unique and respectful, in that each piece of work we partner on is 100 per cent community-driven, from concept to implementation.


Ecosystem and wildlife protection, Indigenous communitiesNorthern TerritoryProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Landcare

Landcare Australia has set up a specific Bushfire & Natural Disaster Recovery Fund to support Landcare communities in affected areas. Landcare will play a continuing, enhanced and critical role in both the immediate and long term responses to natural disasters – go the web link for more information.


Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council

The bushfires have devastated the small historical community of Mogo and have left members homeless. It destroyed a large number of businesses and services including Mogo Local Aboriginal Land Council (Mogo LALC). The Mogo LALC plays an important role for the local Yuin community across many localities, providing a space for community members to meet in addition to providing a wide range of services. 


The fires have deeply scared Yuin Country, including sites of spiritual and cultural significance in addition to the loss of a large number of animals which only add to the trauma.


Indigenous communitiesNew South WalesProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Nature Conservation Council NSW

The Nature Conservation Council is a movement of passionate people who want nature in NSW to thrive. We represent more than 150 organisations and thousands of people who share this vision. Together, we are a powerful voice for nature.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Climate, Disaster preparedness, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionNew South WalesInfluencing systems and policy change, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Nature Foundation SA

Now extinct on mainland Australia, the endangered Glossy Black-cockatoo has its last refuge on Kangaroo Island. If they survive the fires, the Glossy Black Recovery Program will make sure they have the best chance of ongoing survival.


Ecosystem and wildlife protectionSouth AustraliaProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Nature Foundation SA Kangaroo Island Conservation Program

Help us to Save, Protect and Restore with your tax deductible donation. Your contribution – no matter how small – will help us carry out vital conservation work.

You can help Kangaroo Island to protect its precious wildlife and habitat for the generations to come. At Nature Foundation SA we are committed to supporting important conservation programs that make a real difference on the ground. We have therefore partnered with the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board to give everyone a chance to support some of the important conservation projects on Kangaroo Island that need your help.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionProtecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Nature Foundation SA Kangaroo Island Conservation Program

Help us to Save, Protect and Restore with your tax deductible donation. Your contribution – no matter how small – will help us carry out vital conservation work.

You can help Kangaroo Island to protect its precious wildlife and habitat for the generations to come. At Nature Foundation SA we are committed to supporting important conservation programs that make a real difference on the ground. We have therefore partnered with the Kangaroo Island Natural Resources Management Board to give everyone a chance to support some of the important conservation projects on Kangaroo Island that need your help.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionSouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
NSW Rural Fire Service

Donations made to the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS), or your local Rural Fire Brigade, directly benefit volunteer firefighters and are always gratefully received. 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 on the RFS website for many brigades. If your local brigade isn’t listed, contact your nearest Fire Control Centre.


Emergency response and reliefNew South WalesOn the ground providing immediate support
Salvation Army

Salvation Army disaster assistance provides support in three stages:
The first stage is emergency response during the crisis and in the immediate aftermath. Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams activate at evacuation centres to respond to needs on the ground. Meals and refreshments, care packs, bedding, referrals, counselling and financial assistance are just some of the ways we help.


The second stage is an initial assessment and provision of emergency funds.


The third stage is recovery. This is the longest stage where more financial support is provided for those who have been severely impacted by the disaster. For example, damage to, or loss of, homes and livelihoods.


Community recovery, Emergency response and reliefAustralia wideOn the ground providing immediate support
South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM)

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc is a volunteer Response and Recovery agency working under Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) within the State Emergency Management Plan. SAVEM’s broad mission is to retrieve, assess, triage, shelter and treat animals of all species in an emergency incident.

Animal welfare and wildlife recoverySouth AustraliaOn the ground providing immediate support
Sydney Wildlife

We are licensed by NSW National Parks & Wildlife Service to rescue, rehabilitate and release sick, injured and orphaned native animals and to educate the community, at all levels, about the need to protect our native animals and to preserve their habitats.  Our organisation is a registered charity and is operated entirely by volunteers.  We offer a 24-hours, 7-days rescue and advice service.


Animal welfare and wildlife recoveryNew South WalesOn the ground providing immediate support
Taronga Zoo

We are committed to the conservation of native species, with active involvement in breed and release programs, habitat recovery and the rehabilitation and release of injured or orphaned wildlife.


Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionNew South WalesOn the ground providing immediate support
Tasmanian National Parks Association

The Tasmanian National Parks Association (TNPA) is a non-profit, non-government organisation committed to the protection of Tasmania’s national parks and reserved lands.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Disaster preparedness, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionTasmaniaInfluencing systems and policy change, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
The Guardian

The Guardian has a longstanding record of powerful environmental reporting, which is known around the world for its quality and independence. They need support to continue reporting on how environmental collapse is already affecting people, including during natural disasters and extreme weather events.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Bushfire fighting and immediate relief, Climate, Community recovery, Disaster preparedness, Ecosystem and wildlife protection, Emergency response and relief, Indigenous communitiesAustralia wide, Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, Western AustraliaInfluencing systems and policy change
The Next Economy

The purpose of The Next Economy is to not only generate greater awareness of the range of economic tools and practices we can use to ensure the long-term wellbeing of both people and planet, but also to support communities across Australia to implement these approaches to strengthen and stimulate their local economies. Focus on Energy Transition.


ClimateAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change
Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation (VACCHO)

VACCHO at the request of ACCOs in the Gippsland region has been asked to be the point of contact for all bushfire donations until such times that a Foundation is established. VACCHO Members organisations have been both impacted by the bush fires, and are playing an essential role in emergency relief and as first responder particularly. This role is expected to increase in the coming weeks. VACCHO will be coordinating support to ACCHOs by working with our other member services to provide workforce support to address the immediate needs. As you will no doubt appreciate our Members’ hands are full in assisting their Communities and will be relying on us to carry some the administrative load around this work. We’ve established a dedicated bank account so all donations can be directed towards, that will go directly to affected Member services to utilise in healing their Communities.

 

Indigenous communitiesVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support
Victorian National Parks Association

The Victorian National Parks Association has been at the forefront of nature conservation campaigns for more than 65 years, with outstanding results.

Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Disaster preparedness, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionVictoriaInfluencing systems and policy change, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Voiceless

Donate to help animals affected by the bushfires. Voiceless have developed a list of organisations needing urgent assistance. These include farmed animal sanctuaries and wildlife rescue organisations.


Animal welfare and wildlife recoveryAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change, On the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Warriors 4 Wildlife

Warriors 4 Wildlife is a not-for-profit rescue organisation dedicated to rescuing sick, injured, orphaned or abandoned animals in need. We assist wildlife shelters with donations of supplies through fundraising and help educate the public in wildlife rescue, rehabilitation and habitat conservation.


Animal welfare and wildlife recoveryVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support
Wildlife Victoria

Donations to the Victorian bushfire appeal will be distributed to wildlife shelters and carers to help rebuild enclosures and equipment that they have lost in the fires so that they can continue their lifesaving work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous number of animals that will need care in the coming weeks and months.


Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
WIRES (Wildlife Information & Rescue Service) - Koala Bushfire Recovery

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. In December alone WIRES line received over 20,000 calls and volunteers attended over 3,300 rescue.


Funds help WIRES to rescue and care for more native animals, and help ensure future generations will get to see wildlife in the wild. It’s estimated that over 30,000 Koala’s have been killed in the Australian Bushfires and the ones now left will be facing starvation due to the loss of their habitat – they are in a lot of trouble, and they need our care and help if they’re going to survive.


Animal welfare and wildlife recoveryNew South WalesOn the ground providing immediate support
WWF

WWF aims to raise $30M globally to establish an Australian Wildlife and Nature Recovery Fund, where the funds will be used from immediate on-ground wildlife response to mid- and longer-term works that aims to restore damaged lands and drive policies and solutions to mitigate and prepare for future bushfires and other impacts of climate change.


Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Climate, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionAustralia wideInfluencing systems and policy change, On the ground providing immediate support, Protecting, rebuilding and rehabilitating in the short term
Zoos Victoria

As a voice for wildlife, Zoos Victoria is devastated by the impact of the bushfire crisis on precious species and their habitat and is determined to assist in all aspects, including through raising much-needed emergency funds.


Animal welfare and wildlife recovery, Ecosystem and wildlife protectionVictoriaOn the ground providing immediate support