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  • Donating to a disaster relief appeal

    You can donate money for both Australian and overseas disasters.

    If you make a donation to a disaster relief appeal you may be able to claim a tax deduction if the organisation receiving the gift is a deductible gift recipient (DGR).

    Donors can make tax-deductible donations:

    • to a registered DGR that has set up a disaster relief appeal
    • through an organisation that is authorised to collect donations on behalf of a DGR.

    In addition, the tax-deducible gift must be made within two years from the day on which the event occurred if the date is specified in the declaration or otherwise on the day of the declaration.

    We do not provide a list of disaster relief appeal funds in the event of a disaster.

    See also:

    • Disaster assistExternal Link – Provides information about natural disaster relief and recovery arrangements (NDRRA) – they provide funding to states and territories to help pay for natural disaster relief and recovery costs.
    • Australian Emergency Management – is a division within the Attorney-General's Department and the Australian Government lead for disaster and emergency management.
    Last modified: 25 Jul 2017QC 33845