Support the RFS

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Image credit: Fire and Rescue NSW fire fighters extinguish a structural fire at a property on Orion Place in Lake Tabourie on the Princes Highway between Bateman's Bay and Ulladulla south of Sydney,Thursday, December, 5, 2019. (AAP Image/Dean Lewins)

NSW Bush Fires - How you can help

As bushfires continue to devastate northern New South Wales many people have reached out to ask how they can lend a hand to people in bush fire affected areas, as well as our volunteers.

There are a number of ways you can help.

The best way is to donate money. This allows people to buy the things they need, and it supports local businesses which have also been impacted.

We know many people want to donate physical items such as food and clothing but these take up much needed community space.

Supporting our volunteers

Many people are choosing to show support to our volunteers. While brigades are provided equipment to protect the community, donations assist them deliver additional services to the community.

Support your local brigade

NSW RFS Donations Page

Make an online donation to the NSW RFS Trust Fund or a participating brigade


There are a number of funds which have been established to support those affected by the bush fires. These include:

Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief

Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)

Other Support

 There's a wide range of community groups which are providing support to fire affected areas, including Blazeaid and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital.