Donate responsibly to flood-affected communities

23rd Mar 2021

To help people affected by the severe storms and flooding across New South Wales, generous Australians are encouraged to donate money, items, skills and services online at In partnership with the NSW Government, GIVIT is managing donations during this recovery. 
The NSW Government and GIVIT will work together alongside charities to assess and advise what critical and immediate material support is needed. They will also assist with managing donated money and offers of goods and services.
Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons said people are encouraged to help communities in times of need and the best way they can do this is via the official donations channel.
“Our partnership with GIVIT allows councils, outreach teams, local charities and community groups to tell us exactly what’s needed. Then, we work to meet these needs through an online warehouse or by purchasing requested items locally using donated funds,” Commissioner Fitzsimmons said.
GIVIT’s NSW Manager, Scott Barrett, urged people to not send unrequested donations.
“Please do not bring unrequested donations into the impacted areas, or donations which can be bought locally. We want to make sure local organisations aren’t inundated with donations they don’t need, by encouraging people to donate the smart way through our website,”
“100% of donated money GIVIT receives will be used to purchase essential items and services needed by people and communities impacted. To support local businesses and the economic recovery of affected communities, wherever possible, GIVIT purchases locally,” said Mr Barrett. 
Donations needed by people impacted are already being shared on Essential and everyday items such as toiletries, food and fuel vouchers, as well as items needed in evacuation centres have already been requested.
To donate, or learn more about GIVIT’s ‘Severe Storms and Flooding’ Appeal, visit