Stalactites (Melbourne) x Stefanos Tsitsipas
To raise funds for bushfire relief, he’s teamed up with CBD Greek institution Stalactites to make a one-off souvlaki, which has been named after him. 100 per cent of sales from now till February 2 will be donated to the CFA and Wildlife Victoria.
RAQ Fire Relief Raffle
Swimwear and apparel label RAQ is holding a raffle to raise money for the Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund. Tickets are $5 and available until Wednesday January 22. First prize includes $500 of credit on RAQ products and an optional in-person fitting appointment. Second prize is $200 of credit and an optional online appointment. Tickets are available here.
Polperro Winery, Red Hill
Donations are being collected at Polperro all January long. The winery is also donating $5 from every bottle of Tumbarumba Even Keel Chardonnay sold at Polperro, its online shop and nearby bistro Many Little to the Salvation Army and Wildlife Victoria.
Denver and Liely bushfire relief fundraiser January 26
Melbourne-based handmade glassware company Denver and Liely is currently donating 100 per cent of profits to Wildlife Rescue Victoria. What’s more, on January 26 they’re hosting In the Spirit, a fundraising event at Abbotsford’s Kustom Kommune. It’s an evening of food, drink, live music, raffles and a bottle auction. Tickets are $50 and include a drink on arrival and a complimentary raffle ticket. All proceeds from ticket sales, the raffle, the bottle auction and drinks sold at the bar will be donated to Wildlife Victoria. Tickets are available here.
Whole Fire Relief Fundraiser at Radar, Melbourne
Party night Whole is putting on a fundraiser for bushfire relief on Saturday January 25. Acts include DJs Simon Caldwell, Georgia Bird and Louis McCoy. All the night’s proceeds will be donated to the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities.
Everyday Coffee, Collingwood
Everyday Coffee has created a Bushfire Relief espresso blend: 100 per cent of sales from the coffee will be donated equally to Wildlife Victoria, Wires Wildlife Rescue, Victoria’s Bushfire Disaster Appeal and the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities.
Chin Chin, Melbourne; Baby Pizza, Richmond; Kong, Richmond; Hawker Hall, Windsor
From Friday, January 10 until the end of the month, these Lucas Group restaurants are donating $2 for every table that dines at one of its venues. Guests are also invited to match this gift with their own donations.
Riverland, Melbourne; Pilgrim, Melbourne; The Boatbuilders Yard, South Wharf; Bang Bang at the Rifle Club, Elsternwick; The General Assembly, South Wharf
Throughout January, $1 from every spritz sold at these venues will be donated to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery.
Cantina Carolina, South Yarra; Bar Carolina, South Yarra; Tetto di Carolina; Marameo, Melbourne; Il Bacaro
All January, guests will be given the opportunity to donate $2.50 to the CFA. All donations will be matched dollar-for-dollar by the Carolina Group.
Until January 26, Tipico will be donating $1 from every pizza and pasta dish sold to the Vinnies Victoria Bushfire Appeal.
Congress will be donating all proceeds from sales of their bestselling Pig’s Head Sanga for the month of January. Donations will be split between the CFA and Wildlife Victoria.
The Cheeky Pint, Footscray
For the month of January, The Cheeky Pint will donate $1 for every pint of beer sold – and $2 from every pint of pale ale – to bushfire relief funds.
Ladro, Fitzroy and Prahran
Every Monday, Italian diner Ladro hosts a BYO night, where the $5 corkage fees are donated to charity. For the rest of 2020, this money will be given to Food Bank Victoria and the Red Cross.
Mitte, Fitzroy North
Mitte will be donating $1 from every coffee sold in January to Red Cross Australia and Wires Wildlife Rescue.
The Hatter and the Hare, Bayswater
Until January 18, this cafe is donating all proceeds from cupcake sales to the Bayswater CFA and Vic Emergency. They’re also pledging all of January’s tips.
King & Godfree and Johnny’s Green Room, Carlton
Throughout January, King & Godfree will donate $1 from every coffee sold to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. At rooftop bar Johnny’s Green Room, $1 from every Peroni sold will also go to the appeal.
Dhaba at the Mill, Kyneton
It’s worth the drive. This regional eatery is offering an all-you-can-eat buffet of rice and curry on Thursday, January 23 to benefit of the Fire Relief Fund for First Nations Communities.
Act of Wine: Wine Relief at Lulie, Abbotsford
On Saturday January 18, wine store and subscription service Act of Wine is hosting a wine tasting party at Lulie Tavern to raise funds for fire services and the victims of bushfires. More information here and tickets here.
Industry Beans, Fitzroy and Melbourne
Until the end of January, Industry Beans is donating 10 per cent of all retail coffee bean sales to the Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Appeal.
Point Leo Estate, Merricks
The Gandel Family, which owns Point Leo Estate, has already donated $1 million to bushfire relief. But it will also be matching any cash donations added to the CFA helmet at Point Leo’s front desk for the month of January.
The Long Weekend Bushfire Fundraiser at the Rochester Hotel, Fitzroy
This pub is hosting a five-day fundraiser over the Australia Day long weekend. There’ll be plenty of ways to contribute, plus sausage sizzles, DJs, a raffle, live comedy and more.
Newmarket Hotel, St Kilda; The Station Hotel, Footscray; Trinket Bar, Melbourne; Fargo and Co, Richmond; Prince Alfred Hotel, Richmond
Until February 1, these venues (plus Australian Venue Co’s other 25 pubs in Melbourne) will be donating $1 for every schooner and $2 for every pint of Furphy sold to the national Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
Hardimans Hotel, Kensington
This pub has set up collection tins on the bar, with all proceeds going directly to bushfire relief.
This Japanese cafe has set up donation boxes both at its Collingwood location and its Tokyo store, with proceeds going directly to the CFA, WIRES Wildlife Rescue, Red Cross and NSW Royal Fire Service.