A guide to all of Australia’s bushfire relief events

The resounding response to Australia’s bushfire crisis has been quite overwhelming for many, with dozens of events springing up across Australia to raise money for those in need.

Where to donate? What to support? Here’s a list of events that everyone can get behind.

Sold out and past events were not included on this list, so follow the links with confidence that there’s tickets available to purchase.

Know an event that’s not on the list? Get in touch!

New South Wales

Out of Bounds

Saturday 18 January 2020 | Campbelltown Athletics Centre, Leumeah

$69 pp, tickets available here

Out Of Bounds features a blistering all-Australian line-up which traverses multiple genres, aimed at uniting people from all walks of life in the diversity-rich area.

Co-headlining the 2020 event will be hip-hop hit maker and ARIA Award-winning artist Illy, alongside the Macarthur region’s very own hometown heroes and Hottest 100-topping The Rubens.

They’re joined by a plethora of exciting Australian artists such as Mallrat, Trophy Eyes, WAAX, Alex the Astronaut, GRAACE, Clypso, Lex Deluxe and DJ sets from party-starters DZ Deathrays & Northeast Party House.

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Saturday 18 January 2020 |The Imperial Hotel, Sydney

$10 pp, entry at the door

Featuring performances from Farren Heit – drag queen, Ruby Slippers, Kalin Eade, MISS 3D, TYRA BANKSTOWN, Felicia Foxx, Peach Fuzz (Anthony Sevrino), Vallarie Van Gogh, Riot (Jack Watson), Miss Understood, Saggittaria Drag Queen, Diana Whole, Krystal Kleer (Jasper Newstead), Artemis (Max McDermott), Gebriel, ANGEL, Cherry Kills, Jojo Zaho, Mama Medusa, Dyan Tai, Satin Flora, Bella Louche, Michelle Mayhem, Peaches, Etcetera Etcetera (Oliver Levi-Malouf), House of Luna, and The MAGDA Szubanskis as well as DJs Shanie D, Estée Louder, Cunningpants, Tilda Swagton, and Tammy Thomas.

Find more information here.

FireAid 2020

Friday 24 January 2020 | Bong Bong Racecourse, Bowral

$65 pp, tickets available here

FireAid2020 is a concert with a festival vibe, featuring Daryl Braithwaite, John Paul Young, Leo Sayer, John Waters, Megan Washington, Justine Clarke, Jack Jones, Margaret Urlich, Stewart D’arrietta, Screaming Eagle, Nyssa Bunyan, Elle May, Ruby Tuesdays, with Julia Zemiro as MC.

Friendlyjordies: John Howard REALLY Sucked

Friday 31 January 2020 | Paddo RSL, Paddington

$40 pp, tickets available here

Jordan Shanks, Friendlyjordies presents his show John Howard REALLY Sucked with 100 percent of ticket sales donated to the Animal Rescue Collective.

Bushfire Benefit Show

Saturday 8 February 2020 | The Cambridge Hotel, Newcastle

$20 pp, tickets available here

Featuring Honest Crooks, Staunch, The Wandering, Big Nasty and Volatile Ways.

Fire Fight Australia

Sunday 16 February 2020 | ANZ Stadium, Sydney Olympic Park

$100 pp, tickets available here, selling fast

Featuring Queen + Adam Lambert, k.d. lang, Alice Cooper, Amy Shark, Baker Boy, Conrad Sewell, Daryl Braithwaite, Delta Goodrem, Grinspoon, Guy Sebastian, Hilltop Hoods, Icehouse, Illy, Jessica Mauboy, John Farnham, Lee Kernaghan, Olivia Newton-John, Peking Duk, Pete Murray, Tina Arena and William Barton.

All concert ticket profits and all contributions through Ticketek will go towards key organisations including Rural and regional fire services in affected states, Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery, and The RSPCA Bushfire Appeal.

Comedy Steps Up for Bushfire Relief

Monday 16 March 2020 | Sydney Opera House Forecourt, Sydney

Tickets available from Wednesday 15 January from livenationentertainment.com

An outdoor gala performance on the Opera House steps and forecourt, featuring Australian artists and comedians Arj Barker, Carl Barron, Urzila Carlson, Joel Creasey, Kitty Flanagan, Becky Lucas, Tim Minchin, Julia Morris and Harry Shearer.

Victoria 

Ballarat’s Best for Bushfire Relief

Friday 17 January 2020 | Ballarat Mechanics’ Institute, Ballarat Central

$25 pp, tickets available here

Ballarat’s best artists and musicians have come together to create this rapid response concert to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

All money from ticket purchases (excluding ticketing fees) and the extra donations will be donated to the Bendigo Bank’s Community Enterprise Foundation established for the Victorian Bushfires.

The line-up for the night includes: Motor City Sounds, Vondabouys, Dead Salesmen Duo, Saint Ivory, Ballarat Ska Union, and more to be announced soon!

Blaze Relief

Saturday 18 January 2020 | The Night Cat, Fitzroy

$20 pp, tickets available here

Now is the time to come together and do our bit to help. Awesome music from Nai Palm, Messy Mammals, Brian Campeau, Ha Na, Cazeaux Oslo, Kuzich, Airsticks, Laneous and Tully, Teischa & Aeon Hakyavic, with all proceeds going directly to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities.

Wine Relief

Saturday 18 January 2020 | Lulie Tavern, Abbotsford

$30 pp, tickets available here

A wine tasting party & fundraising event for bushfire victims, wildlife rescue and fire services.

UNITE FOR AUS

Sunday 19 January 2020 | Brighton Baths Health Club, Brighton

$25 pp, tickets available here

This Is Life Wellness Centre, Kat John & Brighton Baths Health Club are hosting a mass Yoga & Meditation Event on the sand, by the water.

We will be donating 100% of ticket sales and taking donations on the day that will go directly to the Red Cross, Bushfire Relief Appeal.

Lululemon Ambassadors Ryan Mannix and Kat John will lead you into a heartfelt yoga flow and meditation with music by Emma Flick, focused on bringing our hearts together to unite us as one, and do what we can to support those who are suffering and on the frontline.

Get Together

Friday 24 January 2020 | Brick Lane Bar, Queen Victoria Market

To raise funds and bring the Melbourne community together, Brick Lane Brewing will be hosting a fundraising night at the Brick Lane Bar at the Queen Victoria Markets.

100 percent of the proceeds from bar sales will be donated to Wires Wildlife Rescue, Wildlife Victoria and CFA Victoria.

Oz Football Aid

Saturday 25 January 2020 | AAMI Park, Melbourne

From $28 pp, tickets available here.

Australia’s footballers will be joined by some of Australia’s most prominent football lovers to support the nation’s bushfire recovery efforts through Oz Football Aid; a charity match featuring greats from football, Hollywood and television.

The match will be played at 5pm as a curtain-raiser for the upcoming Hyundai A-League fixture between Melbourne City and Perth Glory.

Orange Peels

Saturday 1 Feburary 2020 | Grace Darling Hotel, Collingwood

$15 pp, tickets available here

Originally an event to celebrate the band Orange Orange, the recent bushfire epidemic affecting every state and territory in Australia has led ORANGE PEELS to focus on those affected by these fires.

With guests Arbes and Maseta, proceedings from this event will go to the Australian Red Cross, who will enable individuals and communities affected by the fires to rebuild and survive in this trying time.

Spiritually Fierce Gathering: Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Saturday 1 February 2020 | Eve Studio, Preston

$50 pp, tickets available here

Join Ricci-Jane Adams and guests in an evening of consciousness-raising and fundraising to support all those impacted by the fires.

The night will include meditation, chanting, Tapping, movement, breath and prayer – tools to support us all to continue sustained action at this time of radical change.

100 percent of proceeds donated to the Rebuild Upper Murray Victorian Bushfire Support. Please note this is a women-only event (trans and cis).

AFL State of Origin – Victoria v All-Stars

Friday 28 February 2020 | Marvel Stadium, Melbourne

Tickets releasing soon.

The AFL has announced a landmark State of Origin match to raise funds for the Australian bushfire disaster. More details to be released soon.

Victorian Bushfire Appeal Scratch Match – Hawthorn v St Kilda

Friday 28 February 2020 | Morwell, Gippsland

Free entry.

Hawthorn and St Kilda have agreed to come together and play a practice match in the fire-affected Gippsland region to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.

Find more information here.

South Australia

Bars Fighting Fires

Thursday 16 January 2020 | BRKLYN, Adelaide

BRKLYN and Adelaide’s bars, pubs and clubs will join forces to donate a minimum of $2 from each sale to the CFS, RFS and CFA.

Find more information about participating venues here.

Beer for Bushfire Relief

Saturday 18 January 2020 | Little Bang Brewing Company, Stepney

Little Bang Brewing Company will put on a Karma Keg of East End Draught as well as performances from Andrew P Street and Just Like Whatever on Saturday 18 January, with all proceeds going to the RSPCA Bushfire Appeal, CFS Foundation and SA Bushfire Appeal.

Find more information here.

E Squared Bushfire Fundraiser

Saturday 18 January 2020 | E Squared Studios, Adelaide

$20 pp

E Squared Studios will host a group training, brekky and bubbles to raise funds for the Adelaide and Kangaroo Island Bushfires.

Food by Gather and Graze, Fine and Fettle, Bowlsome, Albertos Catering, Raw Bliss and Jamu; drinks by Vintage Longbottom and Signature Wines; music by Norman from JP Light & Sound; raffle prizes from Sportitude, Alkazar Salon, Vintage Longbottom, Bowlsome, Edible Blooms, and The Nourished Kitchen; and auction items from Two Pairs, Drawn, and Tawny Port 100yo.

Bushfire Fundraiser

Sunday 19 January 2020 | Nineteen Ten, Adelaide

$35 pp entry at the door

A choose your own charity event with your entry fee supporting your choice of SAVEM, CFS, Blaze Aid, The Kangaroo Island Mayor’s Bushfire Appeal Fund, or the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Fire Appeal.

Featuring performances by Lyra LaBelle, Letitia Stitch, Moisty Magic, Miss Curvella, Nocturne Rose, Fafi D’Alour & The Delinquents, Desert Rose, Viola Verve, Sirena Von Strumpet, Lizzy Baker, Diana Devine, Zachary Luka, Sascha C, Roll Out Acoustic Duo, The Skeleton Club, Empire Band, DJ JoSH Adelaide, TGBrandenburg, What happened to Sunday, Jason Pestell, Eliza Thomas, Zach Watson, and Ryan Razi.

Bushfire Relief Show

Sunday 19 January 2020 | Lion Arts Factory, Adelaide

$20 pp, tickets available here

Featuring Electric Fields, Luke Million, Motez and Neon Tetra, a raffle draw, and $5 song requests.

All funds will support Vinnie’s SA Bushfire Appeal, First Nations Relief Fund, RSPCA SA Bushfire Appeal, Kangaroo Island Mayoral Fund and CFS Foundation.

Bushfire Fundraiser

Saturday 25 January 2020 | West Thebby Social Club, Thebarton

$5 pp entry at the door

$2 sausage sizzle, live entertainment and $2 raffle tickets, with prizes donated by local breweries (The Suburban Brew, Young Henrys), distilleries (Imperial Measures Distilling), wineries and more.

Find more information here.

SA4SA Bushfire Appeal Gala Dinner

Friday 31 January 2020 | Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide

From $160 pp, tickets available here

A three-course dinner with premium wine, beer and soft drinks package, live band and entertainment aiming to raise more than $100,000 to assist families and businesses affected by the South Australian bushfires.

Every dollar donated to the SA Bushfire Appeal will go directly to those impacted by the fires, with the South Australian Government absorbing all administration costs.

Bushfire T20 Showdown

Sunday 2 February 2020 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

$20 pp, tickets available here

A Showdown of a different kind will take place at Adelaide Oval on Sunday, 2 February when cricket and football will unite to raise funds for the SA Bushfire Appeal.

Players from both the Adelaide Football Club and Port Adelaide Football Club will join some of cricket’s biggest names in a special T20 cricket match.

100% of net proceeds from ticketing, catering, sponsorship and all other donations for this match will go to the state’s bushfire appeal, which will raise vital funds for people directly affected by bushfires in Cudlee Creek and on Kangaroo Island.

Adelaide Thunderbirds and Netball SA Bushfire Relief Fundraiser Match

Saturday 22 February 2020 | Priceline Stadium, Mile End South

$5 entry at the door or tickets available here.

The Adelaide Thunderbirds will play South Australia’s Australian Netball League team Southern Force for a bushfire relief match, followed by a meet and greet signing with fans.

100% of sales will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal.

Australian Capital Territory

Fire Fight Exhibition

Friday 24 January 2020 | Secret Location, Canberra

From $5 pp, tickets available here

A NSW RFS Fundraiser with DJs, drinks and a silent auction.

Featuring Sasha Beattie, Tom Buckland, Tom Campbell, Samantha Corbett, Luke Chiswell, Ashley Cullen, Sophie Dumaresq, Mimi Fairall, Romany Fairall, Jake Fiene, Isaac Gibson, Rory Gillen, Luke Hadland, Skye Jamieson, Isaac Kairouz, Alex Lundy, Jacquie Meng, Musonga Mbogo, Sarah Murray, Eve Murray-Fairhall, Eleanor Neumann, Nathan Nhan, Dan Power, Emma Rani Hodges, Lani Shea-An, Shanti Shea-An, Claire Warren, Eloise White.

Three Blind Men Comedy Presents… Got Beef?

Friday 24 January 2020 | Smith’s Alternative, Canberra

Donation-based entry.

Taylor Coughtrie-Neal, Nick Schuller and Chris Marlton are Three Blind Men. “Got Beef?” is their hilarious show.

Nick, Chris and Taylor performed sold-out shows at the Canberra and Melbourne Comedy Festivals and gigged across the country and the world.

All profits will go towards Wildlife Victoria’s Bushfire Appeal!

Find more information here.

Western Australia

TheRave – For A Reason

Friday 31 January 2020 | Air Nightclub, Perth

A Gathering of Perth’s Biggest EDM Names to raise money for those affected by the Australian Bushfires.

Including AXEN, EKKO & SIDETRACK, TWERL, WYN, Gud Riddance, Soulsby, blkout. and Jordaniels.

Find more information here.

Fire Aid – From WA, with love

Friday 31 January 2020 | Fremantle Arts Centre

Sold out, but live recording of event available for $20 pp here.

In a strong statement of solidarity with the Eastern States, renowned Western Australian musicians John Butler, The Waifs, San Cisco and Stella Donnelly will come together for one night of uplifting live music.

AAA Youth Bushfire Fundraiser

Saturday 1 February 2020 |14 Glenbrook Rd, Thornlie

Enjoy family and children event rides and games, prize winning food and entertainment for the whole family.

The Australian Arab Association Youth Group is organising a fundraising event in Perth to raise funds, donations and awareness for the bushfires currently blazing all around Australia.

All profits generated will be forwarded towards the cause to provide some form of relief for all those affected.

With Love From WA Bushfire Fundraiser

Sunday 16 February 2020 | Rosemount Hotel, North Perth

$55 pp, tickets available here

Featuring Drapht, Katy Steele, Great Gable, Dulcie, The Money War and Demon Days as well as Almond Soy, Bexx (DJ set), Flossy, Grace Sanders, Jamilla, Servo Flowers, Sunshine Brothers, Shy Panther, The Floors, Timothy Nelson Band and Your Girl Pho.

The event will dominate North Perth as it takes over every nook of Rosemount Hotel with 3 stages running from 2pm-11pm.

Queensland

lululemon James Street Moves for a Cause

Saturday 18 January 2020 | Club Bunker, Fortitude Valley

Donation based entry, register here

A 45-minute yoga practice with James St Ambassador Danique Hanson and a 15-minute drumming meditation with doctor and Indigenous healer Dr Danielle Arabena, with donations supporting the Red Cross Bushfire Relief.

Burnout 2020 – Wildlife Rescue Bushfire Fundraiser

Friday 31 January 2020 | The Woolly Mammoth

$15 pp, tickets available here

To raise money for Wildlife Rescue Bushfire Relief, Göatzilla, Sunset Junkies, THE AUTOMATON and Speedracer are banding together for a mammoth night of rock for this vitally important cause.

Mental Health & Fire Relief

Friday 31 January 2020 | Mo’s Desert Clubhouse, Burleigh Heads

$15 pp, tickets available here

Featuring Wayward Suns, Bronte Eve, Kaleidoscope, Chev Wilson and Ryan J Munro, this is a live music and dance event that assists people with mental health support and fire relief.

Helping Hands – Bushfire Relief BBQ

Saturday 2 February 2020 | Next Hotel Brisbane, Brisbane

$45 pp, tickets available here

Includes BBQ lunch buffet and a complimentary house beer or wine, charity auction and live entertainment.

Proceeds and sales of additional drinks will be donated to WIRES.

Tasmania

Bushfire Fundraiser Cricket Match

Saturday 25 January 2020 | Cambridge Oval, Hobart

Donation on entry.

Throughout the day there will be loads of entertainment for the whole family.

There will be two fully licensed ‘Wet Areas’, BBQ’s and a canteen available throughout the day. Fundraising will be held all day through raffles, sports cards and margin tickets to name a few.

Find more information here.

Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Friday 31 January 2020 | Brisbane Hotel, Hobart

$10 pp, tickets available at the door

Giving their time, talents and energy are EWAH & the Vision of Paradise, The Boners, Lazer Baby, The Broken Girls Club, Cocainecassie. SteezE and Severe.

All proceeds will be donated to the Tasmanian Fire Service.

Find more information here.

Northern Territory

Bushfire Fundrager 4 Furry Friends

Friday 17 January 2020 | Discovery Darwin

From $10 pp, tickets available at the door.

Featuring Luude, Oriental Cravings, GUNSXGOLD, Felixx, Loda and Tjung, Discovery Darwin are putting on a lineup of artists to help raise money for the fires interstate.

Find more information here.

Beds are Burning

Monday 27 January 2020 | The Beachfront Hotel, Nightcliff

$10 pp, tickets at the door.

Darwin’s best musicians & artists are coming together to donate their time & their art for a day of music, comedy, arts & dance in support of those who have been affected by the devastating national bushfires.

Featuring Caiti Baker, Stevie Jean, Ben Evolent, Roy Mackonkey, DRAFTDAY, The Captain, Coffin Fitz, Naked Sailor, Jase Pawley, Crystal Robins, Emily Jane, Matt Higgins, DJ Mangohig, Amy Hetherington and Mel Little.

Find more information here.

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