BUSHFIRE EMERGENCY

A state of emergency has been declared in six councils across Victoria. 

 

We know our Moonee Valley community is generous and prides itself on helping others when times are tough.

With bushfires currently impacting large parts of our state, Moonee Valley City Council is making it as easy as possible for our community to help our neighbours in need.

Raising Funds

If you are a community group or individual that is looking to hold a fundraising event to help those affected by the bushfires, we'll be fast-tracking the approval process so you can get your event underway as soon as possible.

By cutting through the red tape, we hope our community can raise as much vital money as possible for the thousands of Victorians in need of our help.

If you want to hold a community fundraiser make sure your application states 'bushfire fundraiser' so that we can get the permits organised as quickly as possible.

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Donating money

At this point in time donating money is the best way you can help those impacted by the bushfires. If you can afford to donate, please do so via these official channels:

Community fundraising events

Once your permit is approved, feel free to submit details of your fundraising event below and we'll add it to the site.

We're also exploring other ways we can raise funds at a local level. Stay tuned for further details.

 

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Bushfire Fundraising FAQs

How long does it take for an event permit to approve?

Event permits are generally required to be submitted 12 weeks in advance of an event taking place on Council managed land. To support our community with their bushfire fundraising efforts, we are fast-tracking the process for application approval.  Timeframes will vary dependent on the complexity of your event, so it is always advisable to have a conversation with us in the first instance.

What support can Council offer for my fundraiser?

Bushfire Fundraising support is available for community groups to request a Council voucher to use in fundraising, or apply for a donation to support their fundraising event or initiative.

There is also an opportunity to have a stall at any of the Moonee Valley Festival events.

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Are businesses eligible to apply for fundraising support?

No, businesses are not eligible to apply for a donation or voucher for fundraising support.

How long does it take for my bushfire fundraising support application to be assessed?

To support our community with their bushfire fundraising efforts we are fast-tracking the process for application approval.  Applications for fundraising donations or vouchers will be processed within 4 business days of submission.

How can I promote my event?

You can promote your event on Council’s website by submitting your details on at https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/bushfirefund/

I have more questions, who can I talk to?

Contact 9243 8888 or email council@mvcc.vic.gov.au