How you can help out with the Australian bush fires

Publish Date
Wednesday, 8 January 2020, 12:06PM

If you're feeling helpless reading the news, here's how you can help:

Our neighbours continue to burn - and the fires are expected to get worse. People have died, many remain missing, homes and businesses have been lost, and an estimated half a billion animals have also perished in the fires.

Make a donation to the Rural Fire Service in NSW

You can make a credit card donation to the RFS in NSW. RFS volunteers and NSW Fire and Rescue officers have been battling the fires and saving lives day and night and they need your help.

Donate to the Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

The Salvation Army needs you to dig deep in support of those affected by devastating bushfires around Australia. Salvation Army Emergency Services (SAES) teams are responding to devastating bushfires around Australia as an unprecedented number of emergency-level fires cause tragic loss of life and property.

Click here to donate.

Donate to the Australian Red Cross

The Australian Red Cross does invaluable work supporting communities affected by the bushfires. Thanks to donations made so far, the charity has been able to deploy 1,285 trained staff and volunteers to disaster-affected communities.

Donate to FoodBank Victoria

FoodBank Victoria is providing much-needed food and water to both firefighters and those who have been left stranded by the fires. Click here to donate.

Donate to the Rural Fire Brigades Association in Queensland

Firefighters in Queensland have been working around the clock to try to stop the spread of the devastating bushfires in the state. You can help them by making a donation to the RFBA in Queensland by clicking here.

Donate to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital

You can help koalas affected by the bushfires by making a donation to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital via their

Donate to WIRES

To help the NSW wildlife victims, you can donate to the NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES)

Tell your friends in Australia to register on findabed.info

This website is connecting people in Australia who need a place to stay during the bushfires to those who can offer a bed and a safe space.