The main Bushfire Appeal is the Victorian Bushfires Appeal - which is being run by the Red Cross.
The Red Cross: Call 1800 811 700
Donate to the Bushfires Appeal Fund online or give a blood donation.
Cash donations can also be made at Bunnings Stores or through the National Australia Bank:
A new hotline has been set up for people who want to offer accomodation to the survivors of the tragedy:
Bushfire Accommodation Donation Hotline - 1800 006 468
: call 136 622
Other charities and banks have launched also bushfire appeals to help raise money for the victims of the disaster:
Anglicare hotline 132 622
WA Samaritans: 1800 198 313
1300 366 666 or online
You can make offers of clothing and accomodation directly to shires in areas affected by the bushfires:
Alpine Shire - (03) 5755-0513
Baw Baw Shire - 1300 859 446
Cardinia Shire - 1300 787 634
City of Greater Bendigo - (03) 5447 2248
City of Horsham - (03) 5382 9794
Nillumbilk Shire - (03) 9438 5299
Yarra Ranges - 1300 368 333
Murrindini Shire - (03) 5772 0333
Mitchell Shire - (03) 5734 6232
Whittlesea Shire - (03) 9217 2170
RSPCA Victoria is co-ordinating efforts to help animal victims and to help owners reunite with their missing pets
Latest information - Victoria
If you are concerned about relatives and friends living in the bushfire areas in Victoria, telephone the emergency hotline 1800-240-667.
For a summary of current incidents, as well as updates and advice, go to the Victorian Country Fire Authority website.
Latest information - New South Wales
Meanwhile, for a list of current incidents and major fire updates in NSW, go to the NSW Rural Fire Service website.