A donation of money is the most helpful way that you can contribute to disaster-affected communities. It helps those impacted to buy exactly what they need and spend the funds in their local community.
St Vincent de Paul (Vinnies)
You can make a donation of money online through St Vincent de Paul Society. All donations are tax deductible, with the money going directly to those affected.
Wildlife Recovery Fund
In partnership with the Nature Foundation SA, the South Australian Government has launched the Wildlife Recovery Fund.
This fund will be used to re-establish habitat for wildlife, particularly threatened and vulnerable species, in bushfire-affected regions in South Australia.
Please do not use emergency relief centres or recovery centres as drop-off points for donations. Dealing with donations diverts staff away from helping people who need their support.
Donations of money are the best way to help disaster-affected communities recover, as this lets people buy exactly what they need and spend locally.
Donations of goods:
- often don’t match the needs of the community
- pose real challenges to store, administer, distribute and dispose of.
Consider holding a garage sale and converting the goods into money you can donate.
Ask charity groups if they can use your goods. Please ask before you donate.
Donating food and groceries
Donating animal fodder and agistment
Volunteer your time and skills through Volunteering SA/NT.