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Supporting CFA

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What's the difference between donations and fundraising?


A donation is defined as free goods or money with no benefits required by the giver. Donations over $2.00 are tax deductible.

Many individuals, community groups and businesses provide valuable cash, materials and services to support the work of CFA, all of which are gratefully received.

You can choose to donate to a CFA brigade of your choice via our Brigades Donations Fund (specifying the brigade you want the funds to go to) or alternatively to CFA generally via the CFA Public Fund which funds volunteer leadership and development training.

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CFA Brigades Donations Fund - donations to a specific brigade Country Fire Authority Public Fund - for general donations
Account Name:  CFA & Brigades Donation Fund Account Name: Country Fire Authority Public Fund
BSB:  063 225 BSB: 063 225
Account:  1022 0603 Account: 1022 2326
Branch: Shop 281
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre 
Forest Hill
Victoria  3131
Branch: Shop 281
Forest Hill Chase Shopping Centre 
Forest Hill
Victoria  3131
Reference: Brigade name    

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Alternatively, cheques and money orders can be sent to:  CFA Donations  PO Box 701  Mount Waverley VIC 3149.

Please note: when donating money to a specific brigade by whatever method, it is important to include the brigade name to ensure it is allocated to them.

To request a receipt please email your name, address, date of deposit and amount to donation-receipt-requests@cfa.vic.gov.au


Fundraising involves any form of appeal, collection, raffle or activity which raises funds by selling goods or services from which a percentage is returned to the seller and the balance donated to a nominated cause.

Fundraising is undertaken by brigades to raise extra funds in their local community for their brigade or a special cause. Individuals, community groups and businesses can also raise money for a brigade, group, district, region, or CFA as a whole.

If you're interested in fundraising for CFA, please read the Fundraising Kit (PDF 1.5Mb). The information in the Kit will help you understand and meet CFA and government fundraising guidelines as well as to minimise risks to yourself and CFA.

For any enquiries about making donations or undertaking fundraising activity, please contact us at cfapromotions@cfa.vic.gov.au or by calling 1800 232 233.

Partnerships and Sponsorships

If you are looking to engage in a partnership or sponsorship arrangement with CFA, find out more about partnering with CFA.

Major fundraising supporters

Ritchies Benefit CardRitchies' Community Benefit Card

Ritchies Supa IGA started its Community Benefit Card program in 1993, and brigades have been benefiting ever since with over $2.7 million donated to local brigades to date.

For more information on Ritchies' Community Benefits Card program, see Ritchies' Community Benefits Card.


IGA Community Chest photoIGA Community Chest

In 1997, IGA developed the IGA Community Chest program, whereby each purchase of an IGA branded product or specially marked Community Chest product within an IGA store would generate funds to be donated back to the store’s local community.

CFA is one of the nominated beneficiaries of the IGA Community Chest program and to date the program has donated more than $3.4 million dollars to local brigades and the CFA Public Fund.

Visit IGA Community Chest to learn more.

Bunnings BBQ photoBunnings

Since 2014 Bunnings has raised much needed funds for local brigades and emergency services through their annual Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ run nationwide. Through the generous support of customers, volunteers and team members to date more than $278,000 has been raised for CFA alone.

Find out more about Bunnings major appeals.

Charities supported by CFA

Good Friday Appeal donationsRoyal Children's Hospital - Good Friday Appeal

CFA is a strong supporter of the Good Friday Appeal, with brigades from across the state, signing up each year to conduct fundraising activities and tin ratting on street corners.

Since 1951, CFA brigades and members have raised more than $26 million for the appeal and take great pride in raising money for a cause that provides so much care to sick children and their families.

CFA is very proud to be associated with the Good Friday Appeal and will continue to work with the appeal for many years to come.

Find out more about the Good Friday Appeal.


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