Bushfire Appeals in Wollongong & Illawarra:
Where You Can Donate

The massive and deadly bushfires have been so devastating for our local communities and businesses, wildlife and the environment. Here at Pinpoint Digital, we are humbled and inspired by the extraordinary display of community spirit and courage. We are immensely grateful to those battling the flames and those helping with relief, recovery and rehabilitation. As a business and as individuals, we are focusing on how we can help bolster relief efforts and spread awareness. 

For those wishing to donate to bushfire appeals in either Wollongong, Illawarra or other regions in the South Coast, below is a list of initiatives.

Bushfire Donations Appeals in Wollongong and Illawarra

Miss Zoe’s School of Dance: Miss Zoe’s Experience 2020

Miss Zoe’s School of Dance is running a workshop on Friday, 24 January for ages 5-17yrs to raise funds for the NSW RFS and WIRES. For more information, click here.

Yours & Owls, Farmer & The Owl and Rad Management: Fire Fund

Yours & Owls, Farmer & The Owl and Rad Management band together to throw FIRE FUND, a bushfire fundraiser featuring one of the biggest fully Wollongong/South Coast-based line-ups ever: Hockey Dad, Tumbleweed, Dune Rats (DJ Set), Shining Bird, Totty & Maddy Jane at North Wollongong Hotel on Friday, 24 January. To book tickets and buy merch, click Fire Fund

Ryan’s Rocks for Red Cross

Ryan’s Hotel, Thirroul are throwing a FREE concert called ‘Rock For Red Cross’ on Friday, 24 January with the headliner being ’19 Twenty’. There will be free entry, with donation buckets around the hotel to support Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. For line-up of artists and more info, click here!

Woollamia International Film Festival

The 2020 summer season of WIFF (Woollamia International Film Festival) kicks off on Friday, 24 January with PALM BEACH, an experimental film selected for the occasion by film festival director, curator and filmmaker, Richard Moore. Proceeds from the event will be directed to the Shoalhaven Mayoral Relief Fund – for Bush Fire Relief. Buy tickets here.

Hansen Fitness: Fundraiser for RFS Superheroes: Bushfire Appeal

Hansen Fitness is holding a Super Saturday workout on Saturday, 25 January to raise much-needed funds for the RFS and its superhero volunteers. Learn more and sign up here.

Umbarra ‘Black Duck’ Corroboree Fundraiser for Bush-fire Victims in NSW

Umbarra ‘Black Duck’ Corroboree Fundraiser for NSW Bush Fires at Moona Moona Beach, Huskisson on Saturday, 25 January. All profits will be donated to First Nations People affected by NSW bushfires. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite

Australia Day Aquathon: Anglicare’s Bushfire Appeal

Funds raised on Sunday, 26 January will enable Anglicare to extend their emergency relief activities – providing clothing, counselling and food and financial assistance to bushfire affected communities. To extend your support to Anglicare’s Bushfire Appeal, sign up now

The Wheel: Fire Appeal

During the month of January, The Wheel is running #thewheelappeal fundraiser for the Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue. For discount offers on teaching and study resources, go to https://www.facebook.com/thewheeledu/

Illawarra Codes Combine for Bushfire Appeal Golf Day

Players and coaches from the Dragons, Hawks and Wolves will convene on Monday, 3 February at Wollongong Golf Club to help raise funds for the NSW RFS, Salvation Army Disaster Relief Appeal and Australian Wildlife Rescue (WIRES). For queries and purchase details, visit www.dragons.com.au.

Shoalhaven Bushfire Relief Concert

A gala concert on Friday, 7 February featuring SIRenics, Leanne and Anthony Girdlestone, Catie Haliday, Olivia Corish, Peter Bishop – MC, Shoalhaven Community Choir and Sing Australia Vincentia. All proceeds will go towards the Mayoral Relief Fund to assist with the recovery of the Shoalhaven and all those affected by the Currowan Fire Emergency. Tickets available here.

Bushfire Relief Car and Bike Cruise

Calling for all car and bike enthusiasts to join together on Sunday, 9 February for Bushfire relief car and bike cruise. All proceeds made will go to Buy a bale charity and Shoalhaven City Council Mayors Relief Fund. Click here for event details.

Helping Homes

Helping Homes is helping people who have some room to offer to others who need a temporary place because of the ongoing bushfires. Help people in need, visit helpinghomes.com.au.

Green Connect: Free essentials for bushfire evacuees

Anyone who has been evacuated to Wollongong due to bushfires can get essentials like clothes, linen, and toys at no cost from the Green Connect Op Shop in Bellambi. Visit green-connect.com.au for details.

Home Maid Commerical & Residential Cleaning

Home Maid has pledged to donate $5 to NSW RFS for every potential customer availing their services until the bushfire crisis is resolved. To book cleaning services, visit homemaid.com.au.


Go with Empty Eskies purpose is to get people back into the devastated communities when they are ready, to spend money, support the local businesses, create a sense of community and give back to devastated towns and families. Join the Facebook Group and listen to i98 FM for your chance to win an awesome prize and opportunity to support local business. Here’s more info on i98 FM competition

Donationery: Donations of Stationery

Donationery is a fundraiser for children affected by the recent New South Wales fires. This fundraising initiative is collecting much-needed backpacks and school necessities to help primary aged school children affected by bushfires along the South Coast. Click here to know the items requested. 

Iman Foundation: Bushfire Appeal

The IMAN FOUNDATION is raising funds to purchase items and then distribute them to fire-affected communities both in the Southern Highlands and South Coast. Go to Iman Foundation: Asking for Donations.

Philanthropy Tribe Book Cafe: Dance for Rain

Wollongong’s first book and coffee shop will be hosting a free family-friendly interactive event to raise funds for the local Mt Keira Rural Fire Service who will be present during the event. For event updates, stay tuned to Philanthropy Tribe Facebook Page

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