How to help out Australia's Bushfire Relief

Jan 07, 2020

Australia’s current bushfire emergency has seen unprecedented destruction to communities, wildlife and property. 

With fires still raging and vast areas still at grave risk, support from donations is critical to support resources, recovery and rebuilding. 

As the smoke has travelled to other countries, so too has the local and international support and donation effort with over $140 Million AUD raised as of January 9. 

We would like to call on the wonderful wider Latin American-Australian community to help dig deep and donate for those doing it tough. 

Please see our list of Australian organisations that are taking donations (Latin America link below).  


Fire Services 

NSW Rural Fire Service
Country Fire Authority (Victoria)
Country Fire Service (South Australia) 
RFBAQ (Queensland)

Charities and Community Groups

The Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal
Red Cross' Disaster Relief and Recovery
Vinnies Bushfire Appeal
Community Enterprise Foundation (choose to donate to the national appeal or to a state/territory of your choice)
The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal (FRRR) 

Wildlife 

RSPCA's bushfire appeal
Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES)
Port Macquarie Koala Hospital 
 

Accomodation 

Airbnb Open Homes Program - New South Wales and Victoria

For those based in Latin America

Over the next 2 months all funds donated to the Somos21 Paypal account will be donated directly to the Bendigo Bank Bushfire Appeal. (Note that due to currency restrictions in Argentina, deposits from that country may not be able to processed through this link).


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