Where to Donate in South Australia to Support Bushfire Recovery & Relief
It’s the bushfire crisis that has brought Australia to tears and left the rest of the world watching on in horror. The devastation is beyond belief and it’s easy to feel helpless when the scale of the disaster is just so huge.
Below you will find a list we have put together where you can donate to show your support. At Play & Go we have a strong focus on supporting our home here in South Australia, however there are many worthwhile charities to choose from nation wide.
Please remember it doesn’t matter how much you can afford to donate – from $1 to hundreds of dollars, a little bit adds up to a lot, so every dollar counts.
Foodbank SA provides donation points for food donations and much needed food relief to those impacted by the devastating bush fires.
ADELAIDE KOALA RESCUE
AKR are saving SA’s koalas, providing a free, volunteer based rescue service to the Adelaide and Adelaide Hills area.
MINTON FARM ANIMAL RESCUE CENTRE
Minton Farm Animal Rescue Centre is a not for profit organisation providing a free community service to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned native animals and birds brought to the Centre, located in Cherry Gardens SA.
RSPCA SOUTH AUSTRALIA
RSPCA South Australia is doing all they can to protect the animals in threatened or affected areas. But once the active fire zones clear, that’s when the most challenging work begins. This includes the rescue and treatment of animals most affected by the fires. With thousands of animals already affected, they need your help with this important work.
KANGAROO ISLAND WILDLIFE PARK
A GoFundMe page has been set up for koalas and other wildlife on South Australia’s fire-ravaged Kangaroo Island. More than 25,000 koalas are feared dead after the blaze ripped through Flinders Chase National Park, a formerly safe haven that is home to our country’s only chlamydia-free population.
SAVEM IS A TIER 2 RESPONSE AND RECOVERY AGENCY
South Australian Veterinary Emergency Management (SAVEM) Inc is a volunteer Response and Recovery agency working under Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA) within the State Emergency Management Plan. SAVEM’s broad mission is to retrieve, assess, triage, shelter and treat animals of all species in an emergency incident.
The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) serves communities through dedicated volunteers delivering professional fire and rescue services to outer metropolitan, regional and rural South Australia. The SA CFS is an all hazards agency responding to bushfire, building fire, road crash rescue and hazardous material spills.
STATE EMERGENCY RELIEF FUND
The State Emergency Relief Fund (SERF) was activated following a formal declaration of the Cudlee Creek fire as a declared emergency. There are four ways to donate to the SERF:
- Electronic funds transfer to the State Emergency Relief Fund, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, BSB 065 266, Account 10020160, Description must state ‘donation’
- Credit card – visit the State Emergency Relief Fund BPoint payment website at bpoint.com.au/payments/serf or dial 1300 276 468 (1300 BPOINT) and enter biller code 1002359
- Cash – go into any branch of the Commonwealth Bank and donate over the counter giving the details: BSB 065 266, Account 10020160
- Cheque – send to State Emergency Relief Fund, Donations, QA Finance, GPO Box 292, Adelaide SA 5001
St Vincent De Paul
Helping South Australians affected by the bushfires to get back on their feet, with 100% of your donation going directly to those who need it. You can donate via the link below, by phone on 13 18 12 or at one of the 36 Vinnies shops.
The Salvation Army Australia
Salvos Disaster Appeal
The Salvation Army is asking all Australians to dig deep in support of those affected by devastating bushfires around Australia.
Kangaroo Island Mayors Bushfire Appeal Fund
Council is seeking tax deductibility status for the KI Mayoral Relief and Recovery Bushfire Fund and will confirm DGR status via website and Facebook as soon as available. In the meantime, the Bank SA details for donations are:
BSB: 105 094
Account Number: 035 680 540
Account Name: Mayoral Bushfire Fund
For more information and all enquiries please refer to the individual links above or visit the Government of South Australia DHS webpage for disaster recovery updates.
At Play & Go Adelaide we make every effort to provide accurate information to the best of our knowledge at the time of publication. We recommend confirming times, dates and details directly before making any plans as details may be subject to change.
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