How you can help
There are many organisations, small business' and individuals who are helping with the enormous task of getting people back on their feet. Here's a list of who you can donate to for much needed help for those affected by the devastating bushfires.
Help the firies
New South Wales
Help the volunteers on the frontline at NSW Rural Fire Service by contacting your local brigade or donating
You can also donate directly to the families of the brave firefighters who were killed while on duty; Geoffrey Keaton, Andrew O'Dwyer and Samuel McPaul who leave behind young families.
You can help support the Victorian firefighters by donating to the Country Fire Association.
Celeste Barber's Facebook Fundraiser has raised over $50 million in donations that will be distributed across all states through the Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Services, Brigades Donations Fund and the Red Cross in consultation with the NSW RFS.
Help the wildlife
There have been an estimated 500 million animals who have died as a result of the bushfires.
Donate to NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) to help NSW wildlife victims.
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital
It is feared that more than 2000 koalas have been killed in the bushfires across NSW. After raising more than $2 million for local wildlife the organisation is now sharing the funds across other wildlife organisations in NSW. Donate now
The World Wildlife Fund have set up a "Help Save Koalas" fund to help koalas from becoming extinct. The money will go towards tree planting, emergency care and medicine and for future protection of woodland habitats. Donate now
Help support RSPCA appeals for much needed funding across Victoria, NSW and South Australia. Your donation will help in the rescue and treatment of animals affected by the fires.
Help those in need
The Salvation Army
The Salvos have launched a disaster appeal to support the communities affected by the devastating bushfires and are providing meals to evacuees and frontline responders.
Donate now by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58), donate at any Woolworths checkout, or donate online
Australian Red Cross
The Australian Red Cross have launched a joint disaster appeal with the ABC to support the communities affected by fires, and have raised more than $2 million already.
While they are heartened by donations of food, clothes and people offering to open up their homes, Red Cross say they’re not in a position to take and distribute these items and donations of money help those communities affected recover more quickly. Donate now
The St Vincent De Paul Society is also running a bushfire appeal, to help those affected rebuild their lives with food, clothing, furniture, other essentials, and funds to pay bills.
You can donate money at any Vinnies store or donate online.
Charities like Givit specialise in goods, where the exact items people need are listed via charities and the public can match that or register the items they have, in case someone has use for them.
Givit is currently running two specific campaigns supporting NSW and Queensland bushfire victims.
Foodbank is delivering emergency food relief and water to East Gippsland, helping firefighters and local communities caught up in the bushfires. It is fundraising to send about 5,000 food relief hampers in the coming days. Donate now
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
The Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund was established in 1978, and is operated by local volunteers for Gippsland communities affected by natural disaster events.
Donations can be made via Paypal at gerf.org.au, at any branch of the NAB across Australia, or in person at Alan Wilson Insurance Brokers at 40 Argyle St, Traralgon.
Bendigo Bank Bushfire Disaster Appeal
Bendigo Bank have partnered with The Salvation Army to establish an appeal that will raise funds for fire affected communities including East Gippsland, Hume, southeast New South Wales and Adelaide Hills. Donate now
GoFundMe pages have been set up for the Victorian communities of Cudgewa and Mallacoota.
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal
The Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal (FRRR) have set up a Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund to support communities affected by the ongoing bushfire crisis. The fund supports rural and regional communities to access much-needed funding for medium-to-long-term disaster recovery and resilience projects. Donate now