As the emergency bushfire situation continues across our region, state and the nation, there is a growing need for support and resources to assist.
Emergency relief services have advised that monetary donations are the best option to support the relief and recovery effort.
Donations of physical items such as clothes, furniture and food - whilst incredible tokens of kindness and generosity - are banking up causing undue strain for already stretched resources to sort and distribute. As an alternative, please consider selling surplus toys and goods and donating the proceeds.
Donations can be made to services such as:
Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief
Salvation Army Disaster Appeal
St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)
New South Wales Rural Fire Service
Closer to home
The Wollondilly Mayors Relief Fund can also take donations to support Wollondilly residents impacted by the bushfire emergency.
What to know more?
Have you and your family or friends been affected by Bushfires?
- The NSW and Commonwealth Governments have put together a range of bushfire recovery assistance for people affected. Find more information on available assistance, including Disaster Relief Grants, Recovery Payments and key services contacts BushfireRecoveryAssistance(108KB, PDF)
- A disaster welfare assistance line has been established on 1800 018 444
- Free mental health telephone support is available 24/7 via the Mental Health Line 1800 011 511, Lifeline 131 114, Mensline 1300 789 978, Kids Helpline 1800 551 800 and Beyond Blue 1300 224 636.