Australia is being ravaged by the worst wildfires seen in decades, with large swathes of the country devastated since the fire season began late July.

Over 25 people have died & countless more have lost their homes, livelihoods and communities - the human toll to these fires will last for years to come. Not to mention the estimated 500million animals which have perished.

Scroll through the donation options below to help the fire crews managing these fires, the communities they've destroyed and the re-homing of injured animals (those who've been saved).

Fire Fighters, Blaze, NSW

How to help evacuees

Donate to the Australian Red Cross, which is supporting thousands of people in evacuation and recovery centers across the country. Local residents can volunteer their services.

Donate to the Salvation Army Australia, which is providing meals and support to evacuees and first responders in multiple locations.

Extra room in your home? Offer to host people in need of emergency housing on AirBnB.

Donate to the St. Vincent de Paul Society, which is helping evacuated families recover. The organization is providing food and clothing, helping cover bills, and donating household items to those whose homes have been destroyed.

Donate food, funds or services to Foodbank, the largest hunger-relief charity in Australia.

Donate to a GoFundMe dedicated to displaced First Nations Communities that need to rebuild.

Donate food, toiletries and household items using Givit.

Evacuees, Australia Navy

How to help wildlife

Donate to WIRES, a wildlife rescue nonprofit that is rescuing and caring for thousands of sick, injured and orphaned native animals.

Donate to the World Wildlife Fund Australia, which is directing its efforts towards koala conservation.

Donate to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital's GoFundMe, which has rescued and treated dozens of koalas suffering from severe burns. The hospital is using donations to install automatic drinking stations in burnt areas to help wildlife searching for water and to establish a wild koala breeding program to ensure the survival of the species.

Donate to the RSPCA New South Wales, which is helping evacuate, rescue and treat pets and wildlife in threatened areas.

Fire Fighter, Saves Animal, NSW

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