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Supporting Aussie Families Rebuild and Prepare for Future Bushfires

Habitat for Humanity Australia has been one of the most committed organisations in the greater Blue Mountains and Southern Highlands of NSW mobilising volunteers to provide practical bushfire recovery and resilience activities. Thanks to the support of our volunteers, partners and donors we have been able to support more Australian families recover from the Bushfires and now help them prepare for future bushfires.

Helping Aussie be prepared for future bushfires

Our bushfire resilience program

Focusing on the most vulnerable members of their wider communities, local volunteers helps people prepare for bushfires by clearing away potential hazards at properties and shared spaces.

Alongside partner organisations, Habitat also works to help neighbourhoods get together, improve their skills and knowledge, and plan and prepare for bushfires as robust and connected communities.

Rebuilding and Restoring Hope

Our bushfire recovery program

Habitat is committed to providing recovery services to fire-affected residents. The free service offered by Habitat involves:
Clean-up, salvage, sorting and piling of debris including homes, sheds and outbuilding, fencing and trees. Work will be undertaken to improve the living conditions of the family/resident we are helping.

every volunteer makes a difference

Flood recovery

In 2021 Victoria was impacted by storms in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. 98 homes were left uninhabitable and a further 86 had been significantly damaged. Habitat for Humanity Australia and our volunteers are on the ground helping families through our Build Back program supporting Aussie families by removing debris and repairing properties.


Take climate action into your own hands with our resilience program. Join us on a volunteer day in the Blue Mountains or Southern Highlands.

Our Impact Stories

restoring hope and homes

Read our Aussie partner family stories from our Bushfire Resilience Program.

A habitat volunteer works to remove a fallen tree.
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Habitat for Humanity Australia acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the country on which we work, the peoples of the Eora Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water, and culture. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging. We respectfully acknowledge the traditional owners of the lands and waters of Australia. 

We are endorsed by the Australian Taxation Office as a Deductible Gift Recipient with charity status. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Habitat for Humanity is accredited by the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), responsible for managing the Australian Government’s development program. Habitat for Humanity Australia receives support through the Australian NGO Cooperation Program (ANCP).

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