Welcome to BlazeAid  –  a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. Working alongside the rural families, our volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.

BlazeAid volunteers:
Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.

“We asked you to come help us rebuild our fences but you guys have done way more than that, you have helped us rebuild our broken community.  For that we are forever grateful to you and all the amazing volunteers.”
Maree Perkins, Monto, Qld, 2013 Floods


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As the fire is still active where the base camp will be set up is not yet known.  If you wish to volunteer or register for help please see contact details below.

Ed and Judy Bland 0427 614 546 (Farmer registration)
Jo Delaney 0417 614 446  (Volunteer Registration)

Covid19-  August 23rd 2020 Update:

2019/2020 has been a challenging time for most, but particularly our fire affected farmers who have suffered through devastating fires, and now a world wide pandemic.

BlazeAid understands the complexities of the situation across Australia, and holds the safety of our volunteers, farmers and communities as paramount.

That is why, at every BlazeAid Basecamp we adhere to strict Covid-19 guidelines, as directed by Federal and State Government.  We are proactive in the actions we take so as to minimise the risk in not only spreading the virus, but introducing it into a community that has already dealt with so much.

As the pandemic evolves, BlazeAid will continue to monitor the situation and prioritise the health and well being of our volunteers, farmers and communities – even if it means making informed decisions to temporarily close, lock down camps or cease accepting new volunteers.

If you visit or volunteer at a camp, you can expect to see some changes to our regular operations, including reduced occupancy limits, social distancing measures in place and other safety reminder signage as well as enhanced cleaning of high-touch surfaces throughout the day.

As has always been the case, our Facebook page and website offers the most up to date and essential information during this time.

As always, BlazeAid is determined not to give up, especially when farmers are most in need.  We endeavour to continue operations in a safe manner, guided by the Chief Health Officer and continue to implement strict measures to ensure the safety of all involved.

Life Membership

At the Annual General Meeting held on 16 October 2019 the BlazeAid Committee for 2018/2019 presented by Dennis Livingston, Treasurer of BlazeAid, presented Co-Founders Kevin and Rhonda Butler Life Membership of BlazeAid. This award was in recognition of forethought to not only establish BlazeAid but also in sincere appreciation of outstanding loyalty and dedication to the organisation since 2009.

This award recognises the commitment demonstrated towards the organisation, including its volunteers, programs, activities and ideals.

Congratulations Kevin and Rhonda

Was Celebrated in Cobden on the weekend of 2nd-4th November 2019 to celebrate BlazeAid’s 10 Year Anniversary.  A Great Time was had by all who attended.

Rural communities in all Australian States
If you have been affected by a natural disaster, please visit our Fencing Help page for information about having BlazeAid volunteers working with you.

Please click here for information about How to Establish a BlazeAid basecamp in your area.

Click here to find us on Facebook.

40203_listing_smallBlazeAid Patron
Ian “Macca” McNamara is the Patron of BlazeAid. We thank him for his wonderful support in helping BlazeAid find volunteers to help with our fence rebuilding. ABC radio and TV have been invaluable in their support of BlazeAid since its inception in 2009. Hundreds of our volunteers have heard about BlazeAid through the ABC, especially on Macca s Australia All Over. We look forward to a long ongoing relationship with the ABC, especially with Macca on Sunday mornings.

Please check this website regularly for updates.

BlazeAid volunteers:

Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.

BlazeAid helping communities rebuild after Natural Disasters.

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