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SA Bushfire Appeal

The South Australian government launched the SA Bushfire Appeal to raise funds for people directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.

Every contribution, no matter how big or small, can make a difference to those most affected by this tragedy and every dollar donated to the appeal goes to those affected by the fires, with the government absorbing all administration costs.

Assistance is available for individuals, households, businesses (including small business, primary producers and apiarists) of affected properties.

Funding is also available for projects that rebuild or replace community infrastructure and equipment, or build strength and resilience in affected communities.

For the latest information on current bushfire recovery support and assistance, visit

Apply for assistance

Individuals, businesses, apiarists and primary producers

If you have been directly affected by the fires in Cudlee Creek or on Kangaroo Island, you may be eligible for a gift payment from the SA Bushfire Appeal. You do this by making an application to the State Emergency Relief Fund (SERF).

Applications close on 31 July 2020.

Enquiries about applications

Community groups and organisations

Non-profit community groups and organisations can apply to the Community Strength and Resilience Initiative for funding for projects that address local needs and issues in affected communities.

Round one applications have now closed.


Make a donation

Financial donations are the best way to help disaster-affected communities recover, as people can buy exactly what they need and spend locally.

Donations to the SA Bushfire Appeal go to the State Emergency Relief Fund.

Donations over $2 are tax deductible.

Thank you for your support.

Other ways to donate

Promote the appeal

Please help promote the SA Bushfire Appeal.


Like and share the SA Bushfire Appeal Facebook page to help support people affected by the bushfires.


Promote the appeal using this A3 bushfire appeal poster (4.8 MB PDF).

Fundraising events

If you're planning an event to collect for the fund, please email for an authorisation.


For enquiries about the appeal phone the government switchboard on 13 23 24.

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