Anyone affected by the recent bushfire emergency should contact Vinnies on 13 18 12 for assistance.

If you have been affected by the fires and suffered property loss or damage or require other support, click here to apply for assistance.
For information on assistance from the federal government, click here

People who live or work in a bushfire affected area and experience financial hardship due to bushfire can receive $1000 per household that Vinnies is distributing from the government. If they experience significant house damage or property loss they can receive an additional payment of $3000 per household from the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal funds. 

Vinnies members are present in communities big and small throughout Australia, and always ready to support locals in times of hardship.

We are currently offering emergency assistance for people affected by the bushfires. We are able to offer immediate support including:

  • Food and grocery vouchers
  • Clothing, blankets and other essentials
  • Financial assistance to pay bills
  • Emotional support and a shoulder to lean on
  • Referrals to an extensive network of other providers to cover crisis accommodation

For assistance specific to your local area, please refer to the drop down boxes below. 
We are doing our best to keep this information up to date, but please understand that details are changing regularly, so we recommend calling ahead if possible. 

Please see these handouts for information on other organisations that may be able to assist:

Flyer from the Shoalcoast Community Legal Centre 

Information from the NSW Government

Batemans Bay

Location: Vinnies Centre 63 Orient Street, Batemans Bay NSW2536

Contact Number: 6234 7410

For Appointment: present at centre

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Batemans Bay Recovery Centre

Location: Batemans Bay Soldiers Club, 6 Beach Road, Batemans Bay NSW 2536

Daily open times:

Monday– Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Weekends: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Bega

Location: Vinnies Centre 130 Gipps Street, Bega NSW 2550

Contact Number: 6492 4050 or 6234 7485

For appointment: Call to book

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Bega Recovery Centre

Location: Bega Valley Commemorative Civic Centre, Zingel Place, Bega NSW

Daily open times will be:

Monday– Friday: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Weekends: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Braidwood

Location: St Bede's presbytery (behind St Bede's Church) Lascelles Street, Braidwood NSW 2622
Please call 6234 7459 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at the centre.
 

Cooma

Location: Vinnies Centre 27-29 Vale Street, Cooma NSW 2630
Please call 6234 7420 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at the centre.

Eden & Merimbula

Location: Drop In Centre, Twofold Arcade, Imlay Street, Eden NSW 2551         
Location: Merimbula Vinnies Centre, 82 Main St, Merimbula NSW 2548
Please call 6234 7360 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at either the Eden Drop In Centre or the Merimbula Vinnies Centre

Moruya

 

Location: Vinnies Centre 37 Queen Street, Moruya NSW 2537
Please call 6234 7400 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at the centre.

 

Narooma

Location: Vinnies Centre 9 Canty Street, Narooma NSW 2546
Please call 0400 451 548 (Mon – Fri between 2-4pm) or 6234 7480 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at the centre

Tumut

Location: Conference centre Blessed Rosalie Rendu House, 32 Merivale St, Tumut
Please call 02 6234 7441 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at the centre