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NSW Bush Fires - How you can help

As bushfires continue to devastate 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.


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.


NSW RFS Donations Page

NSW RFS Trust fund or Brigade


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

NSW Farmer relief fund

Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief

Salvation Army Disaster Appeal

St Vincent de Paul Society Bushfire Appeal (NSW)




There's a wide range of community groups which are providing support to fire affected areas, including BlazeaidPort Macquarie Koala Hospital and the Eurobodalla Disaster Relief Fund.

You can make a direct deposit to Bega Valley Shire Councils Disaster Relief Fund:

BSB: 633000

Account: 157357567

IBAN/BIC/Swift number: BENDAU3B for international donations.

All financial donations will be gratefully received.

More information about the Bega Valley Community Disaster Relief Fund is available on Council’s website.