Where to DONATE to help animals during Australian bushfires

Updated: Jan 8, 2020

Choose Cruelty Free will do everything within our power to help the animals and carers in the bushfire disaster relief. If you are a rescuer, carer, wildlife or animal group that needs help, please contact us (via If you're an individual that needs to facilitate drop off points, please contact us. This page will be updated with up to date information as it becomes available to us.


The Rescue Collective: Based in Brisbane, they provide a collective community environment in which people like you can get involved to help support domestic animal rescues & wildlife rescues around Australia. Supporting disaster relief in QLD, VIC, NSW, SA.

Donate here.


Wildlife Victoria: Donations to our Victorian bushfire appeal will be distributed to wildlife shelters and carers to help rebuild enclosures and equipment that they have lost in the fires so that they can continue their lifesaving work, and support those that are struggling to cope with the enormous number of animals that will need care in the coming weeks and months. Donate here.

Wallambia Wildlife Shelter: We are sad to report that Wallabia Wildlife Shelter and Rena and Joe's house burnt down in the Goongerah fires on 30 December. Goongerah is facing more fires today and will in the coming months. Rena and Joe's wildlife skills and care are needed more than ever.

Please donate to help build Wallabia and support Rena and Joe to care for wildlife while they are homeless! They are still looking after three joey's a wombat and a possum and will soon take on more wildlife as it is brought in from fires. Donate here.

Vets for Compassion: Volunteer based - Through provision of highly trained vets and vet professionals to help affected wildlife, farm and companion animals.

Donate here.



WIRES mission is to actively rehabilitate and preserve Australian wildlife and inspire others to do the same.

Donate here.

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