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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

Cobargo Community Bushfire Recovery Fund

Four of Cobargo's leading community groups have come together to raise funds to help Cobargo recover and rebuild after the devastating New Year’s Eve firestorms.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Rebuilding
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Cobargo District Emergency Hay Fund

To assist farmers in the wake of the devastating fires around Cobargo, Bega Rotary has established a bank account to facilitate donations and payments for fodder. This fund will be used to purchase hay, chaff pellets for farmers who have lost everything. The Bendigo Bank has donated $10,000 to kick things off.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Rebuilding
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Community Foundation for the Tumut Region

The local Community Foundation for the Tumut Region has coordinated a financial donation appeal for victims directly affected by the Dunns Road fire.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Health and welfare, Rebuilding

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Confident Girls Foundation Bushfire Recovery Fund

For many people living in bushfire affected areas, sport is an important aspect of the community and the foundation wants to support the continuation of that cultural connection. All donations made will go to helping those netball associations and clubs affected by the bushfires. This could mean directing funds towards infrastructure, purchasing equipment, covering the cost of registrations and fees, holding clinics and special community events, supplying uniforms, the list goes on.
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Location

Australia

Category

Rebuilding

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Container of Dreams Ltd

A crowdfunding campaign by Container of Dreams to give tiny houses to those made homeless from the bushfires. All money collected will be used to purchase construction materials.
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Location

Australia

Category

Rebuilding

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Country Fire Service Foundation

Donations help support volunteer firefighters.
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Location

South Australia

Category

Fire and emergency

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Darling Range Wildlife Services

Darling Range Wildlife Shelter (DRWS) is a volunteer and not-for-profit organisation whose purpose is to rehabilitate native wildlife and promote the value of biodiversity. We rely on the generosity of the community for help in continuing our work. Financial donations are invaluable!
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Location

Western Australia

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Deaf Australia Bushfire Appeal

The cause is to support deaf and hard of hearing families whose house and property has been damaged by the bushfires. Funds are raised to ensure that they are quickly provided with communication supports to enable them to continue their lives in the community.
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Location

Australia

Category

Health and welfare

Tax Deductible  

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Dingo Den Animal Rescue

Dingo Den Animal Rescue is a registered Australian charity dedicated which exists to save the lives of dingoes, empower wildlife carers, and prevent the extinction of Australia's vulnerable fauna and flora. Special appeal to build an urgent clinic to support survivors of the 2019-2020 bushfires.
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Location

Australia

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund

To assist people in Eurobodalla impacted by the 2019/20 bushfires. All donations to this charitable fund will be used solely to assist those affected by fires.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Rebuilding
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Fawna (NSW) Inc

FAWNA is running a #Food4Wildlife program moving mountains of bags of feed for kangaroos, wallabies, possums, birds and a whole heap of other native animals. The area of operation in the MidCoast Council, Port Macquarie-Hastings Council and Kempsey Shire Council shires, some 18,000 sq km had been severely impacted by bushfires that spread relentlessly through huge swathes of wildlife habitat. In just a few weeks there are over 30 food collection stations spread over the FAWNA area where the community can collect macropod pellets and wild bird seed to put out for their hungry local fauna.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities

Neil Morris, a Yorta Yorta First Nations man, is organising this fundraising appeal on behalf of First Nations Communities of Australia. The aim is to offer a culturally sensitive, specific direct support to some of those communities with critical costs to cover expenses including temporary relocation costs, other basic amenity and emergency relief costs to assist with this very difficult time such as clothing , miscellaneous vital personal items, refurbishment of damaged property where applicable, resettling expenses where applicable and replacement of vital items i.e damaged medical equipment, clothing, toiletries, other vital personal belongings.
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Location

New South Wales, Victoria

Category

Health and welfare
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Follyfoot Equine Rescue & Rehab South Coast NSW Incorporated

Follyfoot is in desperate need of feed and fresh water. It is a charity which has been set up to rescue equines that have been neglected, discarded or just need a new home. The property has been mostly burnt and there is no feed left on the ground. The horses are all safe but hungry. They cannot take on any more rescues until they get back on their feet.
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Location

New South Wales

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Foodbank

Foodbank is the largest hunger relief charity in Australia and is playing a crucial role in the current unprecedented bushfire crisis. As well as financial donations, Foodbank warehouses are also open in every capital city for the general public to drop off donations of much-needed food and groceries.
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Location

Australia

Category

Health and welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife

FNPW is the charity partner of Australia's National Parks. It has an emergency appeal to support wildlife carers across the country. Funds are going directly to wildlife groups who are on the ground responding to the unfolding disaster. It can create a branded donation page for organisations looking to match staff donations. People can register to volunteer for regeneration projects.
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Location

Australia

Category

Animal welfare

Tax Deductible  

Registered Charity  

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