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Guide to Giving of bushfire appeals

In response to the devastating bushfires that have torn through Australia, we have seen an outpouring of generosity to support communities in the fire affected areas. Hundreds of charities, individuals and businesses have stepped up to provide relief where they can, but many more people are looking for ways to help.

As many of you will know Pro Bono Australia’s flagship product is our Guide to Giving, which has established itself as Australia’s most trusted directory that connects donors with causes. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of bushfire appeals and charities you can donate to. Links take you directly to the bushfire appeal websites.

Please note inclusion in the list does not reflect an endorsement by Pro Bono Australia. To avoid known scams people should check with the ACCC’s Scamwatch

For more advice on how to donate to Australian bushfire relief, read Pro Bono News’ article hereFor anyone affected by the bushfires, the AskIzzy platform has been updated with all the latest bushfire support information.

Note:
Tax Deductible = These organisations have been endorsed as Deductible Gift Recipients (DGR) and can receive tax deductible gifts.
Registered Charity = These organisations are charities registered with the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission.

If you know of a bushfire appeal that we have missed, please let us know at news@probonoaustralia.com.au

Bargo Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade

Bargo Volunteer Rural Fire Brigade is a non profit team of volunteer fire fighters. Bushfires tore through Buxton, Balmoral, Bargo and surrounds in December.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Fire and emergency
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Bawley Point Kioloa Bushfire Appeal

This appeal aims to raise money to assist in priority assistance required for local communities at Bawley Point, Kioloa and Termeil. 100% of monies raised will be provided to support the community. Community organisations from Bawley Point and Kioloa will work together to assist in determining priorities on how the monies raised will be spent.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Fire and emergency
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Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund

Established by the Bega Valley Shire Council, this fund is assisting those impacted by the 2020 New Year's fires in the Bega Valley.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Health and welfare, Rebuilding
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Behind the Seen

Behind The Seen is a small non-profit project running programs, campaigns and activities which raise awareness of the mental health of triple 0 first responders and their families.
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Location

Australia

Category

Health and welfare
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Birdlife Australia

Donations will help put fire emergency teams of experts on the ground after fires, to monitor the health of threatened birds and their homes; help plant trees and shrubs that are resilient to climate change, and provide refuges designed to help birds survive bushfires; and help support bird-safe planned burns, so that food sources are kept safe for birds like these beautiful, endangered cockies.
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Location

Australia

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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BlazeAid

BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods.
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Location

Australia

Category

Rebuilding

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Border Trust Bushfire Relief Fund

Border Trust is the Community Foundation for the Albury Wodonga region. 100% of funds donated will stay local and go directly to support the bushfire recovery efforts.
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Location

New South Wales, Victoria

Category

Health and welfare, Rebuilding

Tax Deductible  

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CAF Global Alliance

Working with its Australian partner, Good2Give, Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) has made it easy for British and Americans to donate to 27 organisations in Australia without incurring international payment fees.
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Location

Australia

Category

Health and welfare, Fire and emergency, Rebuilding, Animal welfare
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Canberra Pet Rescue Animal Bushfire Appeal

While it is a Canberra-based organisation, due to demand it is currently helping many more places in NSW such as Nerriga, Araluen, Mongarlowe, Tomboye, Cobargo, the South Coast, and many others that have lost almost everything and are desperate for food and water. Every $5,000 will provide over 7 tonne of food for animals.
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Location

Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

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Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue

Cedar Creek Wombat Rescue and Wombat Hospital is dedicated to rescuing orphaned joey wombats, sub-adults and adults that are in need of medical care. Along with wombats, they care for many species of native animals with the focus being on animals that are in need of more than routine care to get them to the point of release. Donations are used to provide milk and other feeds as well as purchasing medical supplies and equipment for the hospital and treating wombats in the field.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Animal welfare
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Celeste Barber's Facebook campaign for the RFS NSW

The appeal is raising money for The Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Fire and emergency
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Churches of Christ Community Care

The Emergency Relief Fund exists under the banner of Churches of Christ Community Care to enable an immediate response to emergency situations throughout Churches of Christ in Victoria and Tasmania. This fund is currently receiving donations to assist those affected by the bushfires in Vic/Tas.
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Location

Tasmania, Victoria

Category

Health and welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Citizens' Climate Lobby

CCL Australia is an all-Australian, volunteer-led not-for-profit, non-partisan advocacy organisation focused on the task of convincing all Australian parliaments to advance policies that accelerate large-scale solutions to solve climate change.
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Location

Australia

Category

Policy reform
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Climate and Health Alliance

The Climate and Health Alliance (CAHA) is a coalition of health care stakeholders who wish to see the threat to human health from climate change and ecological degradation addressed through prompt policy action.
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Location

Australia

Category

Policy reform

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Climate Council

The Climate Council is Australia’s leading climate change communications organisation. They provide authoritative, expert advice to the Australian public on climate change and solutions based on the most up-to-date science available. They have an appeal to fund a National Bushfire and Emergency Summit.
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Location

Australia

Category

Policy reform

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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