News - 09 January 2020

Bushfire emergency: How you can help communities and wildlife

Image: Adam Stevenson

The 2019-2020 bushfires is an ongoing disaster that has torn through millions of hectares of land, destroying communities and devastating wildlife populations. With such a vast area of Australia affected, it can be overwhelming to know where you can help or what you can do. 

This list comprises key groups working in some of the worst-affected areas that will welcome your support, whether financial and/or your time and presence. If you are aware of any other organisations that you think should be on the list then please let us know. Or if you are an organisation wanting to be included and are registered with the ACNC then please get in touch

We've also compiled a summary of some of the key species that are most at risk from the fires. 


Organisations that are tackling the bushfire emergency and assisting with relief and recovery across the state include:

Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

Goongerah Survives

Victorian Bushfire Appeal

Wildlife Victoria - Victorian Bushfire Appeal


New South Wales

Lend your support to these groups in New South Wales:

Port Macquarie Koala Hospital


Friends of the Brush-tailed Rock-wallaby Incorporated


South Australia

These groups are tackling the bushfire emergency and assisting with relief and recovery across the state:

State Emergency Relief Fund

South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management



In Queensland you can help support these groups:

Queensland Koala Crusaders


Wildcare Australia Inc 

Western Australia

Donate to bushfire relief in WA here: 

Lord Mayor’s Distress Relief Fund


Help get rural communities back on their feet by volunteering with the group below: