Bushfires are currently burning in several Australian states, including Victoria. The content provided on this page is a guide to expert sources of information that are regularly updated, and we encourage visitors and residents to familiarise themselves with those direct sources for more up to date information.
Emergency bushfire contacts
(for latest information and fire warnings)
emergency.vic.gov.au or 1800 226 226
|Register. Find. Reunite.
(let people know you’re safe and find loved ones)
|Nurse On Call
(if you’re feeling unwell in the heat or due to smoky air)
1300 606 024
|Neighbourhood Safer Place – Bushfire Place of Last Resort
(when all other bushfire plans have failed)
|In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000)
Need to talk?
Melbourne Airport has partnered with The Salvation Army to provide and maintain the airport Chaplaincy service. Chaplaincy is designed to provide holistic emotional and spiritual support to both airport staff and passengers. The service is independent, impartial and absolutely confidential. For more information on the airport chaplaincy service and our multi-faith prayer rooms, please visit the Facilities & Services page of our website.
Want to donate?
Melbourne Airport’s official charity partner is The Salvation Army. You can donate to The Salvation Army Bushfire Appeal directly.
The Victorian Government has partnered with Bendigo Bank and The Salvation Army to establish the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. 100% of donated funds will go directly to communities in need. You can donate to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal online, or in person at any Bendigo Bank branch.
Other agencies supporting the victims of the bushfires around Australia include:
More than half a billion Australian animals are believed to have died as a result of the current bushfire season. If you’d like to donate to support affected wildlife, some of the options include:
Our firefighters are risking their lives every day on the front line of the bushfire crisis, protecting lives and property at great personal risk. The Country Fire Authority (CFA) is Victoria’s volunteer and community-based fire and emergency services organisation. You can donate to the CFA directly.
You can also donate to the New South Wales Rural Fire Service, or to a national fundraising campaign led by Celeste Barber to support regional and rural firefighters around the country.