If you can’t make it to our twilight picnic for bushfire relief at Melbourne’s NGV, we’ve also organised an online auction of one-of-a-kind experiences across Australia, with help from some of our mates.

Each of the items up for sale – which span art and design, fashion, travel, meals and more – was donated, and 100 per cent of auction proceeds will go to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery fund. There are private styling sessions, home-cooked meals with some of the country’s best chefs, over-Strait and overseas getaways, and a private film screening in a fancy underground theatre with magnums of wine.

The fund supports Red Cross emergency teams – trained staff and volunteers currently helping on the ground in bushfire-affected areas – as well as paying for its emergency grants program, which aims to help communities rebuild, and its three-year bushfire recovery plan (read more on that here).

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The auction is now live on pickles.com.au, with bidding ending between Friday February 14 and Sunday February 16 (times vary). The full list of auction items is below.

Lucy Folk bespoke ring
Australian accessories and apparel label Lucy Folk is known for making jewellery that’s somehow both cutting edge and timeless. For sale is a chance to work one-on-one with its namesake founder and her team in Melbourne to create a bespoke ring (valued at $5000) using precious metals, diamonds, gemstones – and Folk’s creative nous.

lucyfolk.com

Two nights at Raes on Wategos
Perched on a hill overlooking picturesque Wategos Beach in Byron Bay, Raes is one of Australia’s most singular boutique hotels. You’ll stay in one of its penthouse suites for two nights, enjoying a full breakfast in the Raes dining room each morning and a one-off degustation dinner by head chef Jason Saxby (formerly of acclaimed fine diner Pilu at Freshwater) with matching wines. This prize also includes transfers to and from Ballina airport.

raes.com.au

Chin Chin x Africola dinner at home for 10
You, nine friends and two of Australia’s best – and most charismatic – chefs: this’ll be the dinner party of the decade. Chin Chin executive chef Benjamin Cooper and Africola chef-owner Duncan Welgemoed can usually be found in the kitchens at their perpetually packed restaurants. But on this occasion, the pair will be cooking at your place. The banquet-style meal promises Chin Chin’s punchy Southeast Asian flavours and the North African-inspired fare that’s made Africola one of Australia’s most singular restaurants. Plus, Romeo Lane co-owner Joe Jones is making cocktails.

chinchinrestaurant.com.au
africola.com.au
romeolane.com.au

VAMFF’s fashion experience
Get styled for the VAMFF (Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival) opening gala runway by Hart & Co’s Kate Gaskin at David Jones Bourke Street Mall. You’ll also get a $2000 David Jones gift card to spend on your outfit. This item includes two front-row seats for the opening gala runway, plus access to the VIP lounge and a post-runway meet and greet with the event ambassadors.

vamff.com.au
hartandco.com.au
davidjones.com

Private masterclass with master sommelier and Attica wine director Jane Lopes
A masterclass with the wine director of Australia’s best restaurant? Bottoms up. You and three friends can join master sommelier and Attica wine director Jane Lopes for a one-off wine experience dedicated to your chosen varietal. You’ll receive six wines to drink – and discuss – from pioneering bottle shop Blackhearts & Sparrows. Over two hours at your house, Lopes will teach you and your crew about the complexities and intricacies of the drops.

attica.com.au
blackheartsandsparrows.com.au

Alpha60 styling session and artist discussion at Heide
This one-on-one styling session with Hart & Co stylist Emily Ward is at the Flinders Lane flagship of Australian label Alpha60. Ward’s resume includes Martin Grant, Strateas Carlucci, The Australian Ballet, Vogue Living and more. Plus, you’ll have a $1000 voucher to spend in-store. You and a friend are also invited to Heide Museum of Modern Art on March 8 to hear Alpha60 founders Alex and Georgie Cleary in conversation with acclaimed Australian artist Patricia Piccinini. They’ll be discussing their collaboration Hugs, which explores the nurturing, comforting but sometimes uncomfortable nature of hugs.

alpha60.com.au
heide.com.au
hartandco.com.au

Private dinner, magnums and a movie at Hubert
Sydney’s Restaurant Hubert pairs cult films with giant bottles of wine in its dinner series Magnums & Movies. The dinners are held in the French restaurant’s plush, underground Theatre Royal, which also doubles as a cinema. This private screening – for up to 60 guests – includes unlimited popcorn, a towering buffet meal and free-flowing magnums. Plus, you get to pick the film.

restauranthubert.com

Luxury Escapes trip to New Zealand
Thanks to Luxury Escapes, you could be heading to New Zealand for four nights. The first two will be spent at Gibbston Valley Lodge and Spa, 25 minutes’ drive from Queenstown, where you’ll get daily breakfasts, a welcome drink and a pre-dinner wine tasting. That’ll be followed by two nights at Hotel Montreal in Christchurch with breakfasts, a bottle of wine and a cheese board on arrival, as well as food credit. The trip also includes a Southern Lakes Helicopters scenic helicopter flight over Te Anau and car rental. It’s valued at more than $5000.

luxuryescapes.com/au
southernlakeshelicopters.co.nz

Getaway for two at Mona Pavilions
Mona, David Walsh’s Hobart museum, has built eight guest pavilions on the banks of the Derwent River. Each is named after an influential Australian artist or architect (Brett Whitely, Sidney Nolan and Roy Grounds among them) and features artworks from Mona’s impressive collection. This package for two includes a night’s stay in a pavilion, access to Mona, and a tour of the Moorilla Winery – one of Tasmania’s oldest vineyards.

mona.net.au
moorilla.com.au

Olive-harvesting experience at Cobram Estate
You’ve probably tasted award-winning extra-virgin olive oil produced by north-Victorian grove Cobram Estate, but not like this. Cobram is offering two tickets to its annual harvest, and it will fly you there in a private jet with CEO Rob McGavin. The trip includes a long lunch of top local and sustainable produce, and you might even leave with a bottle or two of extra-virgin olive oil.

cobramestate.com.au

An artwork by Rowena Martinich, created live at the Broadsheet Bushfire Relief Twilight Picnic
Melbourne-based artist Rowena Martinich is known for vast, dynamic explorations of colour: murals in Melbourne; commissions for Nike, Mecca Cosmetica and Dulux; and vivid painted canvases. At the Broadsheet Bushfire Relief Picnic Martinich will create a two-by-three-metre work – live. You’ll be able to check it out after the picnic on Monday February 10.

martinich.com.au

Broadsheet’s Bushfire Relief Auction runs until Sunday February 16 at 4pm (some items end sooner). Bid now.