***Please note that many organisations are advising that their urgent need is financial support rather than goods such as clothing or supplies.****
Financial and practical support
Give Now has compiled a list of organisations taking donations for bushfire impacted communities, wildlife, farmers and volunteers. This includes financial and practical support. Find out more here
VFF disaster relief fund
The VFF Disaster Relief Fund is open to assist farmers impacted by the bushfires in Gippsland and the Upper Murray. All donations are tax deductable. Click here to go to the website.
Offers for agistment
The VFF will accept offers for agistment. Click here to go to the website.
Farmers wanting to donate
Anyone with good quality fodder to donate should contact the VFF on 1300 882 833 to register.
Upper Murray Bushfire Relief - fundraising & fodder drive
To donate fodder, please contact Upper Kiewa Valley Grant Ryder 0427 188 687, Nikki Ryder 0418 506 446, Lower Kiewa Valley Scott McKillop 0458 289 343.
Cash donations can be made at the Dederang General Store and the Old Tawonga Store. Funds will go towards fuel and hay purchases. No additional donations of clothing, water, food etc are required at present. For large donations, please refer to the attached flyer. Find out more
Agistment for cattle urgently needed
Farmers with cattle from the Corryong area are urgently seeking any assistance with agistment for their stock. If you can help please phone Dan Ivone or Wade Ivone, Dan Ivone 0427 480 548, Wade Ivone 0487 233 208
Conservation Volunteers Australia (CVA) has been selected to coordinate the national environmental volunteering response to the bushfire crisis. Click here to register your interest in bushfire recovery.
Bird Life Australia has been working with the North East CMA n conservation programs for Critically Endangered species such as the Swift Parrot and Regent Honeyeater for decades. Now, thousands of hectares of vital nesting and feeding habitat for Swifties and Regents have been destroyed in these devastating fires. 🦜 These species need your help now more than ever! ❤️ Please donate now: https://birdlife.org.au/current-appeal
If you would like to provide financial support to assist wildlife impacted by bushfires in Victoria you can contribute directly to a local shelter, including the Chiltern Wildlife Shelter here or to Wildlife Australia here or the Zoos Victoria Bushfire Emergency Wildlife Fund here. In NSW donations can be made to WIRES here.
Trust for Nature
Trust for Nature has established the Trust for Nature Bushfire Habitat Recovery Fund for the restoration and long-term support of fire impacted covenanted land. Despite the magnitude of these fires, habitat can bounce back with nurturing, such as weed control, restoring fencing, installing nest boxes, and tree planting. North East CMA is currently delivering the Bush for Birds project with Trust for Nature. You can help support the Fund by going to the website here