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Other Contacts

If you need emergency assistance, please ring Triple Zero (000).

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Key national and state contacts

National
Emergency 000
Disaster Recovery Payment and Allowance 180 22 66
Rural financial counselling service 1800 686 175
Small Business Bushfire Financial Counselling Support Line  1800 413 828
Centrelink Debt recovery 1800 076 072
ATO Emergency Support Info Line 1800 806 218
National Debt Helpline 1800 007 007
Red Cross Grants 1800 733 276
Salvation Army Disasters Assistance 1300 662 217
St Vincent de Paul Bushfire Assistance Team 13 18 12
Lifeline 13 HELP
(13 43 57)
Kids helpline 1800 55 1800
Farm Household Allowance 132 316
Primary Industries Grants Program 1800 900 090
Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife    1800 898 626
Wildlife Rescue     1300 596 457
New South Wales
NSW Rural Fire Service – Bushfire information line 1800 679 737
Service NSW 13 77 88
WIRES Wildlife Rescue  1300 094 737
Victoria
VicEmergency Hotline 1800 226 226
Bushfire Recovery Victoria 1800 560 760
Wildlife Victoria     (03) 8400 7300
South Australia
SA Recovery Hotline 1800 302 787
South Australian Government website  
RSPCA SA  1300 477 722
Fauna rescue     (08) 8289 0896
Western Australia
WA Emergency Information – Public information line
Contact DFES
Emergency WA
13 3337
Wildcare    (08) 9474 9055
Queensland
Queensland Disasters and Alerts
State Emergency Service (SES)
132 500
Queensland Community Recovery Hotline 1800 173 349
Health 13 HEALTH
13 43 25 84
Emergency housing assistance 13 74 68

RSPCA QLD   

1300 264 625
Wildcare Australia    (07) 5527 2444
Tasmania
TasAlert (03) 6232 7551
Wildlife Management Branch   1300 827 727
Australian Capital Territory
Access Canberra 13 22 81
RSPCA ACT     (02) 6287 8100
ACT Wildlife     0432 300 033
Wildcare Queanbeyan   (02) 6299 1966

 

Charities with bushfire relief and recovery activities 

If you wish to donate to bushfire recovery efforts, we recommend you check:

  • the ACNC Charity Register for additional information about charities you want to support, and
  • the ABN look up to confirm that the charity is an endorsed Deductible Gift Recipients (DGRs) and is eligible to receive tax deductible donations.

Here are some of the DGR-endorsed, registered charities with bushfire relief and recovery activities.

National reach

Name ABN
Australian Red Cross Society 50 169 561 394
St Vincent de Paul Society 50 748 098 845
Salvation Army

46 891 896 885 — NSW
34 413 960 392 — NT
22 035 976 360 — Qld
45 781 882 681 — SA
23 860 168 024 — Tas
18 730 899 453 — Vic
92 646 174 644— WA

Foodbank

58 073 579 254 —Australia
22 056 422 407 — NSW/ACT
64 141 539 442 — NT
70 673 398 230 — SA
49 363 114 556 — WA
89 067 251 209 — Qld
94 117 688 829 — Vic
59 379 265 224 — Tas

Lifeline Australia 84 081 031 263
Save the Children Australia 99 008 610 035
The Australian Volunteer Support Trust (AVST) 75 818 737 065
The Community Rebuilding Trust (CRT) 70 294 342 832

Fire and emergency

Name ABN
The Trustee For NSW Rural Fire Service & Brigades Donations Fund 88 311 702 546
The Trustee For Country Fire Authority & Brigades Donations Fund (Victoria) 29 419 704 198
The Trustee for Community Enterprise Foundation (Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal) 69 694 230 518
Country Fire Service Foundation (South Australia) 39 550 248 368
Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland operates the Rural Fire Brigades Association Public Fund 37 417 474 709
NSW Volunteer Rescue Association 68 767 393 968

Health and welfare

Name ABN
The Archbishop of Sydney’s Anglican Aid 28 525 237 517
Anglicare NSW South, NSW West, ACT 69 198 255 076
Anglicare Victoria 97 397 067 466
Anglican Community Services 39 922 848 563
Presbyterian Social Services (Jericho Road) 47 776 809 174
Adventist Development and Relief Agency 85 109 435 618
Islamic Relief Australia 82 147 006 639
Stand Up: Jewish Commitment to a Better World 87 065 814 271
Churches of Christ Community Care 60 004 222 020
Good Day Bread for Life Australia 11 573 283 671
Lifehouse Care 71 407 335 714
Salt Care Limited 66 625 075 890
Social Justice Advocates of the Sapphire Coast 19 708 992 414
Mother Hubbard's Cupboard In Camden Incorporated
(refer to Facebook for details of the bushfire support or activities being provided)
95 005 464 781
Mallacoota Community Health, Infrastructure and Resilience Fund Incorporated 42 598 645 477
St Agnes' Care & Lifestyle 98 002 683 703
Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund 66 660 282 945
Molonglo Support Services Ltd 22 001 977 948
Rural Business Support Service Incorporated 62 212 679 864
The Shed of Hope Incorporated 71 519 121 384
Good360 Australia 93 161 292 664
Givit Listed Ltd 21 137 408 201
Rapid Relief Team (RRT) Ltd 61 166 059 392
Choice Australia Management Limited 95 102 926 492
Catholic Family Welfare Services trading as CatholicCare Wollongong 96 760 398 961
Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn as Trustees for CatholicCare trading as CatholicCare Canberra & Goulburn 90 046 512 373
Trustee for the Australian Lions Foundation 41 413 803 073
Catholic Social Services Australia 18 810 059 716
Centacare South West NSW 72 610 403 480
The New South Wales Aboriginal Land Council 82 726 507 500
Alannah & Madeline Foundation 96 514 115 810
Unicef Australia 35 060 581 437
Oz Harvest Limited 33 107 782 196
Uniting (Victoria and Tasmania) Ltd 81 098 317 125
Australian Arts Trust 25 379 536 027
Dymocks Children's Charities Limited 95 094 189 492
St John Ambulance Australia (NSW) 84 001 738 370
Frontier Services 77 231 384 646
KIDS Foundation 85 109 669 794
Quest For Life Foundation 79 003 747 153

Rebuilding

Name ABN
Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal operates the Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal Public Fund 27 091 810 589
BlazeAid 72 456 906 612
Container of Dreams Ltd 68 634 440 298
NewHope Community Care 85 716 630 562
Project4change 83 601 726 069
Disaster Relief Australia 44 614 474 010
The Trustee for The Minderoo Foundation Trust 24 819 440 618
Rural Aid Ltd 29 605 783 597
The Trustee for Into Our Hands Public Fund 74 193 767 461
South Coast Rural Relief Inc 34421920769
GoFenceMe Inc 40576600168

Animal welfare

Name ABN
World Wide Fund for Nature Australia 57 001 594 074
NSW Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) 30 768 872 928
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA) NSW 87 000 001 641
Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (Victoria) 56 749 449 191
Wildlife Victoria 27 753 478 012
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital (Koala Conservation Australia) 74 060 854 479
Mogo Zoo Foundation 25 149 682 299
Wild 2 Free Incorporated 15 730 637 955
Wildlife Rescue South Coast Incorporated 49 616 307 526
Where Pigs Fly Farm Sanctuary Incorporated 52 434 460 298
Dingo Den Animal Rescue 58 145 582 217
Wildcare Queanbeyan Inc 50 551 249 939
Fawna (NSW) Inc 65 455 270 251
Follyfoot Equine Rescue & Rehab South Coast NSW Incorporated 71 908 153 859
Queensland Koala Crusaders Inc. 92 168 176 024
Sleepy Burrows Sanctuary Incorporated 38 586 315 440
Foundation for National Parks and Wildlife 90 107 744 771
Humane Society International  (Australia) 63 510 927 032
South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM Incorporated) 39 893 211 010
Animal Welfare League NSW 88 000 533 086
World Animal Protection Limited 19 083 297 027
Heavy Horse Heaven Incorporated 44 633 482 954
Peanuts Wellbeing Sanctuary Incorporated 54 628 149 554
Nature Foundation SA operating the Wildlife Recovery Fund 24 131 531 874
Wombat Protection Society Of Australia Limited 33 122 449 665
Wildlife Health Australia 12 941 442 926