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Published January 15th 2020
Lets unite as a community and help with the bushfire relief
As we are all aware, Australia is currently experiencing the worst bushfires on record. It is absolutely devastating beyond words the damage caused, with more than six-million hectares, thousands of homes, and over a billion animals have been perished by these bushfires so far.
The list below includes fundraising events across Sydney and New South Wales that will help communities and our wildlife affected, and the wonderful RFS NSW and nationwide volunteers donating the time.
Note: If other bushfire fundraising events that are not on the below list, please do not hesitate to add it to the comments:
1. Out of Bounds When: Saturday, 18 January 2020 Where: Campbelltown Athletics Centre, Cnr Rose Payten Drive & Pembroke Rd, Leumeah Cost: $69pp Details: There will be a packed lineup featuring Aussie rock and hip-hop acts and entertainment. The lineup will feature powerful lady-led acts like Brisbane punk veterans Waxx, dreamy RnB singer Mallrat, Aussie singer-songwriter and jangly guitar expert Alex the Astronaut, pop creater Graace, and more. $10 from every ticket sold will go directly to the Red Cross Bushfire Emergency Appeal. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Out Of Bounds Festival Facebook
2. Neko Nation, Go Atomic Bushfire Fundraiser When: Saturday, 18 & 19 January 2020: From 6pm
Where: Max Watts Sydney, 122 Lang Rd, Moore Park Cost: $25pp Details: This cosplay party event will combine anime, video gaming, pop culture DJs, live cosplay performances, free sushi served by Catgirls, and more. All proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to RFS and WIRES. Click here for the website.
When: Saturday, 18 January 2020
Where: The Imperial Hotel, Erskineville
Details: Local drag legends and DJs will be throwing a massive fundraising party which will showcase more than 30 entertainers donating their time to serve up queer, camp, party brilliance, and fabulous community spirit. Entertainers will include Etcetera Etcetera, Ruby Slippers, Farren Heit, Peach Fuzz, and more. All funds will go directly to the Trustee for NSW Rural Fire Service and Brigades donations fund. And a portion of drink sales will also go to the cause. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from The Imperial Hotel Sydney Facebook
4. Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Saturday, 18 January 2020: 12pm-4pm
Where: VT1 Martial Arts, 19b/390 Eastern Valley Way, Chatswood
Cost: See website.
Details: This event will feature classes, workshops, raffles, food stalls, women's self-defence, boxing, wrestling for kids, and more. Funds raised will go to the NSW RFS. Click here for the website.
5. Community Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Sunday, 19 January 2020: 10am-10pm
Where: MClub, 525 Malabar Rd, Maroubra
Cost: Tickets range from $11.64 - $106.59pp
Details: There will be entertainment, music, culture, art, activities, and more. 100% of the profits will be donated directly to fire affected First Nation Communities and The Back to The Country Organisation. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Le Petit Bateau art collective Facebook
6. ReeF45 – WILD LIFE Conservation Fund Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Sunday, 19 January 2020: 8:00am-10:00am
Where: SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium, 1-5 Wheat Rd, Cockle Bay
Details: This fundraising event will feature a 45-minute workout with all proceeds of tickets sold support WILDLIFE Conservation Fund Initiatives. Tickets will include unique fitness opportunity to experience the globally recognised F45 fitness challenge, guided functional fitness training across 10 exercise stations, discounts on food & beverage from the SEA LIFE Sydney Cafe. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium Facebook
7. SoCal All You Can Eat Tacos Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Tuesday, 21 January 2020
Where: SoCal, 1 Young Street, Neutral Bay
Details: This all-you-can-eat event will help raise funds for the bushfire crisis in Australia. 50% of all sales on the night will be donated to the bushfire crisis. Click here for the website.
8. Magnolia's Art Class Bushfire Relief Edition
When: Wednesday, 22 January 2020: From 6:30pm
Where: Dulcie's Kings Cross, 44b Darlinghurst Rd, Potts Point
Details: Models and artists will shed their clothes at this judgement-free art class. The class is life drawing and will focus on the naked human form. Painters are also encouraged to drop the clothes. The class is open to women and female-identifying participants. 100 per cent of proceeds will go towards helping communities and animals affected by the current bushfire crisis. Proceeds will be split and donated to the NSW Rural Fire Service, RSPCA and WIRES Emergency Wildlife Fund. Click here for the website.
9. Bushfire Fundraiser 5km Run/Walk (Albury)
When: Thursday, 23 January 2020: 5:30pm-7pm
Where: The park adjoining Albury Swim Centre, 441 Wodonga Place, Albury
Cost: Adults: $10pp & Family: $20 per family.
Details: This running, walking, crawling event will feature a 'no-frills' 5km event from the park adjoining the Albury Swim Centre. Donations will be directed specifically to the communities in and around Corryong. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Chris Westwood Facebook
When: Friday, 24 January 2020: From 2pm
Where: Bong Bong Picnic Racecourse, 460 Kangaloon Rd, East Bowral
Details: This Southern Highlands bushfire benefit gig will feature Daryl Braithwaite, John Paul Young, Megan Washington, Jack Jones, and more will be performing at this concert to help raise money for the fire-ravaged community. Net proceeds will be donated to the Red Cross Bushfire Relief, specifically directed to the Southern Highland division. Click here for the website.
11. Rebuilding the bush | Shire bushfire fundraiser
When: Friday, 24 January 2020: 6pm-10pm
Where: Tradies Gymea, Elouera Room, 57 Manchester Rd, Gymea
Cost: Tickets range from $15-500pp & tables of ten
Details: This fundraising event will help raise money for the areas affected by the devastating bushfires. There will be live music, entertainment, performances, auctions, raffles, face painting, and more. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from Rebuilding the bush Shire bush fire fundraiser Facebook
12. Toy Sale Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Friday, 24 & 31 January 2020: 9am-2:30pm
Where: SECC Community Hub, 1007 Botany Rd, Mascot
Cost: See website
Details: There will be a huge selection of second-hand toys at low prices. All proceeds from toys sold will go directly to Manning Valley Neighbourhood Services. Click here for the website.
Image Courtesy from South Eastern Community Connect Facebook
13. Comedy Night Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Friday, 24 January 2020: 7:30pm-10:30pm
Where: So_Cal, Young St, Neutral Bay
Details: This special comedy night with LaughMob will feature plenty of entertainment and laughs. The lineup will include headliner Patrick Melton, MC Jake Howie, comedians Sam Kissajukian, Ruven Govender, and more. 50% of ticket sales will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Response & Recovery Fund. Click here for the website.
14. Fun Boys presents... Surfers for Climate * A Fundraiser for Bushfire Victims
When: Saturday, 25th January 2020: 6:00 pm-11:00 pm
Where: Byron Bay Brewery, 1 Skinners Shoot Rd, Byron Bay
Cost: See website.
Details: Hosted by Jed "Smivvy" Smith, this fundraising event will showcase auctions, raffle prizes, entertainment, surf films, and an after-party in the beer garden. Click here for the website.
15. Fundraising Yoga Class for Australian Bushfires
When: Saturday, 25 January 2020: 10am-11am
Where: The Gallery Addison Road Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville
Cost: Donations as per your discretion.
Details: This hatha yoga class will help raise funds to support those affected by the devastating fires. The class will be donation-based and all funds will go to the Red Cross Foundation and Wildlife Rescue. Click here for the website.
16. A Queer Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Where: Carrington Bowling Club, 1C Cowper St, Carrington
Details: There will be entertainment for all ages, Drag Show, DJs, bands, performances, shows, and more. All money raised will go to local Wildlife Foundations. Click here for the website.
17. Umbarra 'Black Duck' Corroboree Fundraiser for Bush-fire Victims in NSW
When: Saturday, 25 January 2020
Where: Moona Moona Beach Park, Beach St, Huskisson
Cost: See website.
Details: This fundraising event will showcase dances and songs, Yarning and Healing Circle, live performances, and more. Funds raised will be donated to First Nations People affected by NSW bushfires. Click here for the website.
18. Rain Dance - Bushfire Relief Fundraiser
When: Sunday, 26 & 27 January 2020
Where: Bondi Pavilion, Bondi Beach
Details: This fundraising Australia Day event will showcase entertainment with a lineup featuring Notion DJs, Vyking, Katence, RotaryDisco, Joshua Young, Christian Grande, and Kano. All proceeds will go directly to RFSA- an organisation that provides assistance to volunteer firefighters who have been impacted by bushfires themselves, losing homes, farm equipment, fencing and livestock. Click here for the website.
19. NSW Bushfire Fundraiser Concert Series
When: Monday, 27 January 2020: 7:30pm-9pm
Where: St. Stephen's Uniting Church, 197 Macquarie St, Sydney
Cost: Tickets range from $15-$75pp
Details: This eclectic concert will bring communities together in solidarity and raise as much money as possible for the NSW Rural Fire Service. There will be musical performances featuring new works by Australian composers (written exclusively for the events), and numerous NSW based musical groups. Click here for the website.
20. JBL Sydney Bushfire Fundraiser
When: Monday, 27 January 2020: From 2:00pm
Where: The Argyle, 18 Argyle St, The Rocks
Cost: From $5pp
Details: Some of Australia's premier artists and performers will be performing at this epic event and party. There will also be great drink specials, live music, performances, pop-up food stalls, and more. All proceeds including Moshtix booking fees will be donated to Wildlife Rescue South Coast, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and Red Cross. Click here for the website.
21. Flow After Dark Bush Fire Fundraiser
When: Wednesday, 29 January 2020
Where: Ivy, Ivy Ballroom, 320 George St, Sydney
Cost: See website.
Details: This fundraiser event will showcase Australia's number one yogi, Kate Kendall who will lead an all-levels Vinyasa class through individual headphones, backed by the smooth beats of Sydney DJ James Mack. 100% of ticket sales will go to Australian Red Cross Society to help with the current bushfire crisis. Click here for the website.
22. Music for Our Country: Australian Bushfires Fundraiser Concert
When: Thursday, 30 January 2020: 7pm-9pm
Where: City Recital Hall, 2 Angel Place, Sydney
Cost: See website.
Details: This fundraiser concert event will showcase artists and suppliers who will be donating their time and resources 100% of ticket and bar sales will be donated primarily to the Australian Red Cross (40 per cent), WIRES Wildlife Rescue (40 per cent), and also to a number of other charities (20 per cent). Click here for the website.
23. Make it Rain
When: Saturday, 1 February 2020: From 6pm
Where: Freda's, 109 Regent St, Chippendale
Cost: Tickets range from $10-$15pp
Details: This massive fundraising party will showcase live music, entertainment, art auctions, market stalls, talks, special guests, performances, live acts, and more. 10% of the bar earnings as well as all-door entry fees will be donated to NSW Rural Fire Service. Click here for the website.
24. Fire Fight Australia
When: Sunday, 6 February 2020: From 1pm
Where: ANZ Stadium, Edwin Flack Ave, Sydney Olympic Park
Cost: Tickets range from $70-$100pp
Details: Queen, John Farnham, Celeste Barber, Tina Arena, Jessica Mauboy, Guy Sebastian, Amy Shark, Icehouse, Delta Goodrem, Conrad Sewell, K.D Lang, Olivia Newtown-John, Hilltop Hoods, and more will take the stage at this nine-hour gig to raise money for bushfire relief. All profits from ticket sales will be donated to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, RSPCA Bushfire Appeal, and rural and regional fire services in each affected state. Click here for the website.
25. Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief
When: Monday, 16 March 2020: From 8pm
Where: Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Bennelong Point, Circular Quay
Details: Laugh along to Arj Barker, Tim Minchin, Becky Lucas, Harry Shearer, Julia Morris, Kitty Flanagan, Urzila Carlson, Carl Barron, and more at this massive comedy fundraising bushfire relief event. This outdoor gala performance will take place on the Sydney Opera House's steps and forecourt. Funds raised will go to bushfire-affected Australians, firefighters combating the blazes, other volunteers, and the animals suffering during this crisis. Click here for the website.