Support your local brigade
Rural Fire Brigades are often more than just an emergency service. They can also be a vital community service, provide a community meeting point or offer assistance with non-emergency roles.
For this reason, many people choose to donate to their local Rural Fire Brigade.
Many Rural Fire Brigades conduct fundraising activities at community events, like through coin collections or BBQs. These proceeds go directly to assisting the brigade with community activities.
Some brigades may accept donations or gifts which can be tax deductible for the donor. If you are considering a donation or gift to a brigade and wish to claim it as a tax deduction, you should check with the brigade if it has Deductible Gift Recipient status.
To make a donation directly to your local brigade, simply contact your local brigade or your local Fire Control Centre. You can also use the credit card link below for many brigades. If your local brigade isn't listed, contact your nearest Fire Control Centre.
Donations made directly to the NSW RFS are for the benefit of volunteer brigades and are always gratefully received and are a tremendous help. All donations over $2.00 are tax-deductible.
Interested in making a donation? You can do so in three ways:
Make a donation by credit card
You can make a credit card donation to many brigades. If the brigade you wish to donate to is not listed, contact your local District Office on how to make a donation.
Deposit funds directly
You can deposit funds directly using these details:
- Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service
- Bank: Westpac
- BSB: 032-001 Account No: 171051
If you're transferring funds from overseas, use these details:
- SWIFT 8 Digit Code: WPACAU2S; or
- SWIFT 11 Digit Code: WPACAU2SXXX
If there is no BSB option with your financial institution, please place the BSB followed by the account number together into the account number field. For example, combining BSB: 032-001 and Account No: 171051 would simply become Account No: 032001171051
Post a cheque or money order
NSW Rural Fire Service
Locked Bag 17,
Granville NSW 2142
Please note: We are unable to accept cheques or money orders in currencies other than AUD.
The NSW RFS has received an overwhelming response in support of our volunteers through the NSW RFS and Brigades Donations Fund.
Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible for Australian residents.
If you have made a donation through our credit card payment system
A tax deductible receipt is automatically generated by the banking system at the time of the transaction. You should retain this receipt for taxation purposes.
If you have made a donation through direct deposit
Due to the large number of donations received, a tax deductible receipt will not be issued. The Australian Tax Office (ATO) has advised it is not necessary to issue a tax deductible receipt and you should be able to claim the deduction as a donor. Your bank statement or internet banking printed copy of the transfer details is sufficient evidence of your donation for taxation purposes. Advice from the ATO is available here.
International donors should seek advice regarding the tax status of any donations made.
Again, thank you for your generous donation and your support.