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

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 how the government and other organisations that may be able to assist:

Batemans Bay

Location: Back entrance of Vinnies Batemans Bay, 63 Orient St, Batemans Bay NSW 2536

For appointment, present at back of shop between 9am – 11:30am Monday – Thursday



Location: Behind the Vinnies Centre 130 Gipps Street, Bega NSW 2550

Please call 6492 4052 to book an appointment to see a Vinnies volunteer
Interviews are Monday, Wednesday and Friday 9:30am – 11:30am 



Location: St Bede's presbytery (behind St Bede's Church) Lascelles Street, Braidwood NSW 2622
Please call 6234 7459 to book an appointment to see a Vinnies volunteer 
Interviews are on Fridays 11am – 1pm


Location: Vinnies Cooma, 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 shop

Eden & Merimbula

Location: Drop In Centre, Twofold Arcade, Imlay Street, Eden NSW 2551    
Contact Number: 0476 902 943

Location: Vinnies Merimbula, 82 Main St, Merimbula NSW 2548
Please call 6497 5050 before 10am and you will be given a number and a time for an appointment



Location: Vinnies Moruya, 37 Queen Street, Moruya NSW 2537
For appointment, please call 6234 7400 Monday, Wednesday and Friday 10am – 12 noon


Location: Vinnies Narooma, 9 Canty Street, Narooma NSW 2546
Please call 0400 451 548 (Mon – Fri between 2pm and 4pm) to book an appointment to see a Vinnies volunteer


Location: Conference Centre Blessed Rosalie Rendu House, 32 Merivale St, Tumut
Please call 0401 472 161 to find out exact days and times when a Vinnies volunteer will be present at the centre