How can I help?
Donate money to the Bushfire Appeal Fund
Donations of money to support those affected by the fires can be made via the Victorian Bushfires 2009 Appeal which has been launched by the Premier of Victoria John Brumby, in partnership with the Red Cross and the Federal Government.
Donations can be made through the Red Cross by phoning 1800 811 700 or using the secure online donations form.
Blood donations from eligible donors are being sought by the Red cross Blood Service. You can make an appointment to give blood by calling 13 14 95 Monday to Friday.
More information about blood donations and eligibility and locations of blood donation centres are at the Red Cross Blood Service website:
The Department of Human Services requires private, self-contained accommodation which offers the space and privacy that people affected by the bushfires need to recover from this tragedy.
The toll free Victorian Bushfire Accommodation Donation Line number is 1800 006 468.
Bushfire volunteer hotline
Staff and students willing to volunteer time and skills should call the Information Victoria Bushfire Volunteer Hotline on 1300 366 356 or complete the Individual Registration Form.
Supplies for wildlife rescue
Staff in Property and Campus Services are collecting much needed supplies for wildlife shelters which have a large number of orphaned and injured animals coming in for rehabilitation.
Wildlife rescuers will also be going in to the fire ground (once it is declared safe) to search for injured and orphaned animals in the coming weeks.
- Pillow Cases
- Oval plastic laundry baskets (with handles on each side to transport koala's / young joeys)
- Cylinder style garbage bins with handles (for transport of larger animals)
- Burn cream (human cream is fine, out of date is fine)
- Eye drops (human is fine, out of date is fine)
- Any clean bandages or wrappings
- Any fire gear not being used (fire retardant boots, fluoro vests, hard hats)
The central drop off point for donated items is Linda Richmond at 215 Grattan Street, who has organised a truck to deliver them to the RSPCA Burwood on Thursday 19 February.