Helping communities recover after natural disasters.
BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with farmers and families in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the farmers, our volunteers help to rebuild fences that have been damaged or destroyed. Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of farming families who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, working with farmers to help them become productive again.
If you are able to tow a trailer with tools and equipment from Kilmore East to Canberra or Nimmitabel, please contact Kevin on 0418 530 471.
Landline on ABC TV has a feature on BlazeAid on Sunday 3rd February.
Bushfires in Tasmania, 2013
BlazeAid has two basecamps in Tasmania - one at Sorell, the other at Hamilton. Fencing has started from both basecamps. Please visit our Volunteering Information page for more details on how you can join us before phoning our Camp Coordinators. Then click on our Contacts page for phone and email details of the basecamps.
Bushfires in NSW, 2013
BlazeAid has three basecamps in NSW - at Bookham, west of Yass, at Nimmitabel south-west of Cooma, and at Coonabarabran. Please visit our Volunteering Information page for more details on how you can join us before phoning our Camp Coordinators. Then click on our Contacts page for phone and email details.
Bushfires in Victoria, 2013
Our basecamp in Maffra, Gippsland is now established. We urgently need volunteers to come to Maffra to begin fencing on Monday or Tuesday. Please visit our Volunteering Information page for more details on how you can join us before phoning our Camp Coordinator. Then click on our Contacts page for phone and email details.
Property Owners in all Australian States
If you have been affected by a natural disaster, please visit our Fencing Help page for information about having BlazeAid volunteers working with you.
BlazeAid relies entirely on donations. Our tools and equipment are running very low, and we urgently need donations so that we can buy more equipment for our NSW and Victorian basecamps that are undersupplied. For information about donating to BlazeAid, please visit our Donations page, which includes our Donations Wish List.
If you are able to donate fencing materials, including plain wire, steel posts, barbed wire, ringlock, end assemblies etc, we can pass these on to farmers who cannot afford them.
In NSW and Vic, you can drop them off at the basecamps.
In Tasmania, a number of depots have been established. Impact Fertilizers is taking donations now at all of their Tasmanian depots, see http://www.impactfert.com.au/locations/index.html Scouts Tasmania have four collection points at: the Lea Scout Centre, Southern Outlet, Kingston; the Huon Showgrounds, Huonville; the Royal Hobart Showgrounds, Glenorchy and Rural Solutions, Main Rd, Sorell.
BlazeAid will coordinate the distribution of the donated materials.
Ian "Macca" McNamara is the Patron of BlazeAid. We thank him for his wonderful support in helping BlazeAid find volunteers to help with our fence rebuilding. ABC radio and TV have been invaluable in their support of BlazeAid since its inception in 2009. Hundreds of our volunteers have heard about BlazeAid through the ABC, especially on Macca s Australia All Over. We look forward to a long ongoing relationship with the ABC, especially with Macca on Sunday mornings.
Please check this website again for updates.
Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.