Department of Human Services

Donations and volunteering

Donating money

SA Bushfire Appeal

The South Australian government has launched the SA Bushfire Appeal to raise funds for people directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.

Every contribution, no matter how big or small, can make a difference to those most affected by this tragedy.

Donate to the SA Bushfire Appeal

Wildlife Recovery Fund

In partnership with the Nature Foundation SA, National Parks and Wildlife Service South Australia 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 : 07 Feb 2020

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