As severe bushfires ravage communities across Australia at an unprecedented level, our thoughts are with those affected by this national disaster. To the courageous teams, including firefighters, volunteers and emergency services personnel at the front line who are working tirelessly to keep Australian communities safe – thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
We encourage our community to donate directly to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, which is providing vital services on the ground and supporting communities devastated by the fires, by donating directly via https://www.redcross.org.au/. QIC has also kick-started our national collection campaign with a donation to the Australian Red Cross and NSW Wildlife, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).
In combination with this national fundraising drive for the Australian Red Cross, we are partnering with a range of local registered charities to raise funds, supplies and goodwill for those affected by these devastating fires. For more information on our community’s local efforts, and how you can get involved, please read below.
This is only the beginning, and we are now working out next steps for how we can continue to provide support to the affected communities during this devastating time for our country.
To those in our community grieving or those who are supporting the response effort – we are with you now and into the future.
FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN SUPPORT THE BUSH FIRE APPEAL THROUGHOUT AUSTRALIA.
The Salvation Army disaster appeal
The Salvation Army are supporting communities affected in both New South Wales and Queensland, with the goal of raising $3 million for disaster relief. Donations can be made by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or by clicking here.
The Red Cross disaster relief and recovery fund
The Red Cross is supporting communities throughout Australia affected by fires. You can donate to the Red Cross disaster appeal here.
Vinnies Bushfire Appeal
Vinnies is on the ground helping people as they deal with the immediate aftermath of fires, and will continue to be there as they rebuild their lives in the long term. You can donate to St Vincent’s here.
NSW Rural Fire Service
Keen to support the volunteers on the frontline? You can donate to your local Rural Fire Service by contacting your local brigade directly or heading here.
Foodbank is helping to support fire affected regions with pallets of food, groceries and water. You can donate to their Bushfire Emergency Relief Appeal here.
WIRES Australian Wildlife Rescue Organisation emergency fund
Many animals have been injured, killed, or lost their natural habitats due to the fires. WIRES will provide support to displaced and injured wildlife affected by the fires. You can donate to WIRES here.