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20 Feb 2009
Please contact the following organisations for further information on the relief effort for those affected by the tragic Victorian bushfires.

Government Resources
Click here for information on Commonwealth relief payments
Click here for information from the Victorian Department of Human Services
Click here for the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Victorian Bushfire Resource

Safety Information
For those in affected areas, please call the Victorian Bushfire Information Line on 1800 240 667

Road closure updates
Visit the Vic Roads website for latest information on Road closures 

Cash is the most useful donation because it can be converted to whatever is needed. Give to The Bushfire Appeal Fund at 1800 811 700 or

Anyone willing to volunteer time and skills should call the Information Victoria Bushfire Volunteer Hotline on 1300 366 356 or complete the Registration Form

People wishing to donate accommodation should contact the Victorian Bushfire Public Accommodation Donation Line 1800 006 468 between 8 am and 8 pm.

Material aid
People wishing to donate clothing and household goods should take them to any Salvo’s Family Store or Brotherhood of St Laurence Community Store, or a charity in your area.

Click here to find your local Brotherhood of St Laurence
Click here To find your local Salvation Army Family Store

Corporate donations of food may be made to VicRelief Foodbank.  Call (03) 9362 8300.

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