vinnies logoThank you for your thoughtful and compassionate prayers and donations to the Vinnies Bushfire Appeal held over the Australia Day weekend. Donations can still be made online. A link is included on

There are additional prayers, reflections and resources available including a link to the Catholic Emergency Relief Australia website at for those wishing to volunteer or provide additional assistance.

The Vinnies Bushfire Appeal has raised $12.5 million to support people impacted by bushfires in NSW, Queensland, Victoria, SA and the ACT. Vinnies has distributed more than $2.4 million nationally with a further $250,000 already processed for distribution in the coming days – totalling $2.65million from the Appeal funds already distributed. In addition, we have disbursed significant amounts of material goods including food, water, clothing and bedding.  No administration fees are taken from this appeal, meaning the money raised goes directly to the relief and recovery effort.

The Vinnies BushFire Appeal has reached $4,560—an excellent result!