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As fires continue to ravage Victorian and Australian communities, many Victorians have been contacting Government House asking how they can help victims and support firefighters.

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After a generous influx of donations of goods, the most urgent need now is financial support. VicEmergency advises that “monetary donations are quicker, more effective and logistically provide far more flexibility than donations of material items or pre-loved goods”. You can donate to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal at any branch of the Bendigo Bank or at this website

There are many community organisations, charities and people coordinating donations to victims. Some of the options include:

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund

Victoria's Country Fire Authority

St Vincent de Paul

Foodbank

Wildlife Victoria

World Wildlife Fund