Department of Human Services


Donating money

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.

Donate to Vinnies SA Bushfire Appeal

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.

Donate to the Wildlife Recovery Fund

Donating goods

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.

Donation options

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.

St Vincent de Paul Society (Vinnies)
Phone: 13 18 12
St Vincent de Paul website

Donating food and groceries

Foodbank SA, 377 Cross Rd, Edwardstown (Open 9.00 am to 4.00 pm Monday to Friday)
Phone: 8351 1136
Foodbank website

Donating animal fodder and agistment

Livestock SA
Phone: 8297 2299
Livestock SA website


Volunteer your time and skills through Volunteering SA/NT.

Register using the WeDo App
Phone 1300 782 322
Volunteering SA/NT website

Page last updated : 15 Jan 2020

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