How can I help?
There are many ways that you can support individuals, families and organisations affected by natural disasters, such as bushfires or floods.
Supporting the Community
Registered charities are trained to respond to the needs of communities hit by natural disasters and can provide food, equipment, shelter, and other support right where it is needed.
If you wish to give to a charity raising funds to assist regions affected, please consider giving a monetary donation online or by phone.
Leading charities raising funds to help communities include The Australian Red Cross Society, The Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland, Lifeline Queensland or GIVIT. Further information can be found on the Queensland Government website, on the following link
Supporting Rural Fire Brigades
The dedication and commitment of our volunteers in ensuring the safety and well-being of fellow Queenslanders is greatly valued by the community.
Monies received through your generous donations help in the provision of essential equipment that assists volunteers in performing the many and varied functions that are required by their communities.
All donations of $2 or more can be tax deductible and donors can be provided with a tax receipt.
- Draw a cheque or money order for the amount you would like to donate, made payable to 'Rural Fire Volunteer Brigades Donation Fund';
- Send your cheque to Rural Fire Service Donations, Mail Cluster 8.1, GPO Box 1425, BRISBANE Q 4001
- Attach your name and address so that we can return a tax-deductible receipt to you;
- Should you wish your donation to benefit a specific Rural Fire Brigade, multiple Brigades or community locations please include these instructions with your donation.
Direct Deposit Donations
Deposit funds directly from your account to the Rural Fire Volunteer Brigades Donation Fund.
Bank: Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Account: 1000 9219
If you wish your donation to benefit a specific Rural Fire Brigade, multiple Brigades or community locations please include these instructions with your donation. To request a receipt please email your name, address, date of deposit and amount to
Alternatively, you may contact one of our Rural Fire Service Area offices who can provide you with details to speak with a brigade directly. Area office details can be found on the following link -
Have you received a phone call seeking donations?
As a government organisation, the Rural Fire Service is unable to solicit donations, however you may have been contacted by the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland (RFBAQ). The RFBAQ is a representative body external to Queensland Fire and Emergency Services and the Rural Fire Service. The purpose of the RFBAQ is to represent the volunteers. The RFBAQ also provide financial assistance to rural fire brigades for equipment.
To raise money for rural fire brigades, the RFBAQ contacts Queensland residents selling art union tickets and/or seeking donations. As the RFBAQ is a registered charity, those on the ‘Do Not Call’ Register can still be contacted.
Queensland Fire and Emergency Services has no control over or input into the RFBAQ practice of selling art union tickets or soliciting donations for Rural Fire Brigades. All enquiries regarding these issues should be referred to the RFBAQ.
Click here to find out more about the RFBAQ
Click here to find out more about the RFBAQ Contact Centre