Donating money is one of the best ways to help those affected by the fires. Here are some reputable organisations worth donating money to.
Victorian Bushfire Appeal
The Victorian government has set up a Victorian Bushfire Appeal in partnership with Bendigo Bank and the Salvation Army. One hundred per cent of donated funds will go directly to local communities affected by the fires.
Country Fire Authority’s (CFA)
You can donate directly to the CFA’s public fund which is used to fund research programs and development, as well as direct support to brigades where needed.
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund
You can also donate to the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund, a registered charity that provides immediate short-term funds to Gippslanders affected by natural disasters.
Donations to Wildlife Victoria’s bushfire appeal will be distributed to wildlife shelters and carers in order for them to rebuild enclosures and equipment lost during the fires.
Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund
Zoos Victoria has set up a fund that will help with emergency veterinary assistance and long-term planning for species recovery.
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR)
The FRRR is calling for donations to their Disaster Resilience and Recovery Fund, which makes grants to local not-for-profit groups and helps support community leaders in implementing change in their community.
The Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund set up by the Red Cross has so far helped send staff members and volunteers to communities affected and displaced by the fires.