As severe bushfires ravage communities across Australia at an unprecedented level, our thoughts are with those affected by this national disaster. To the courageous teams, including firefighters, volunteers and emergency services personnel at the front line who are working tirelessly to keep Australian communities safe - thank you from the bottom of our hearts.
In response to the ongoing crisis, we are teaming up with the Australian Red Cross to establish donation stations at Grand Central. Once established, we encourage our community to donate directly to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund, which is providing vital services on the ground and supporting communities devastated by the fires, via these donation points. We are mindful of the tremendous outpouring of support across Australia for the charity and ask for your patience while we work closely with the Australian Red Cross to roll out these collection stations as quickly as possible. In the meantime, please donate directly via https://www.redcross.org.au/.
Our team will be donating their time by manning these donation collection points, with support from QIC’s head office teams. This fundraising drive will be amplified nationally across 22 of QIC’s Australian shopping centres. QIC has also kick-started our national collection campaign with a donation to the Australian Red Cross.
For more information on the Australian Red Cross, and to donate directly, visit https://www.redcross.org.au/.
The Salvation Army are supporting communities within the affected areas, with the goal is raising $3 million for disaster relief.
Donations can be made by calling 13 SALVOS (13 72 58) or by clicking here.
Red Cross are supporting thousands of people in evacuation centres and recovery hubs across Australia. Donate online here, or via phone on 1800 733 276.
Vinnies Bushfire Appeal
Vinnies are supporting people as they deal with the immediate aftermath of the fires, and as they rebuild and recover. Donate online here.
If you’ve been displaced or are helping with relief efforts, you can book free accommodation between 2 January 2020 and 16 January 2020, via AirBNB. Click here for details.
Foodbank is a food relief organisation, playing a vital role providing essential supplies to support the work of first responders and emergency services as well as giving ongoing assistance to affected communities during the months and years it takes to recover. Donate online here.
Keen to support the volunteers on the frontline? You can donate to your local Rural Fire Service by contacting your local brigade directly or heading to any of the following sites.
QLD Rural Fire Brigades Association
NSW Rural Fire Service
VIC Country Fire Authority
SA Country Fire Services
To find out how you can support our Australian wildlife, visit the Wildlife QLD website for a full list of organisations and services dedicated to rescue and rehabilitation. Find more details here.