How to support bushfire relief in Ballarat

If you’re visiting Ballarat this January, here's how you can help raise money to support those affected by the nation’s devastating bushfires. 

The Western Hotel’s Bushfire Fundraiser 
1221 Sturt Street, Ballarat 
When: Thursday 9 January from 5pm. 
Details: The Western Hotel is donating $3 from every main meal and $1 from every drink to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The fundraiser will also include a raffle and live music from the Desdemona Duo between 6.30pm and 9.30pm. 
 

Hair Society Bushfire Fundraiser
502 Macarthur Street, Ballarat
When: Thursday 9 January between 9am and 5pm.
Details: 100 per cent of service costs (including staff wages) will be donated to the Australian Red Cross, along with $18 from every hair product and $60 from every CloudNine hair straightener sold.
 

Buninyong Car and Bike Show Bushfire Fundraiser 
508 Warrenheip Street, Buninyong 
When: Thursday 9 January from 6.30pm 
Details: Being held at the Crown Hotel, this fundraiser will include trade stalls, major raffle prizes, jumping castle, sausage sizzle, gourmet burgers and wings, coffee and gelato vans. 


Mitchell Harris Wines pop-up bar
Sturt Street, Ballarat 
When: Friday 10 January from 4pm. 
Details: As part of the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships criterium, Mitchell Harris Wines will have a pop-up bar in the middle of Sturt Street, with 100 per cent of proceeds going to bushfire relief.

 
Golden City Hotel 
427 Sturt Street, Ballarat 
When: Until Friday 10 January. 
Details: Between 3pm and 5pm, 100 per cent of proceeds from the sale of the hotel’s $10 coffee and cake deal will be donated to the CFA. 
 

The Charcoal Pit 
Shop 6, Coliseum Walk, Bridge Mall 
When: This week (reopens Thursday 9 January). 
Details: $1 from every souvlaki and HSP sold will be donated to the CFA.
 

Griffin Burger 
20 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat, and Delacombe Town Centre, 315 Glenelg Highway, Delacombe 
When: This week. 
Details: $5 from every cheeseburger sold will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. 
 

Arch View 
1728 Sturt Street, Ballarat 
When: This week. 
Details: 20 per cent of all coffee sales (plus tips) will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. 
 

Charity outdoor fitness session
Eastern Oval, Ballarat
When: Saturday 11 January at 8am.
Details: Ballarat's fitness fratenity is joining together to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. The fitness session will be led by multiple personal trainers from multiple gyms, including reality stars Ali Oetjen and Taite Radley from The Bachelorette. $20 per person.

  

Ruby Pilven Ceramics 
www.rubypilven.com 
When: Until Sunday 12 January. 
Details: 100 per cent of online sales will be donated to the CFA. 
 

The Shared Table 
317 Learmonth Street, Buninyong 
When: Saturday 11 January and Sunday 12 January. 
Details: As part of the 2020 Federation University Road National Championships road race in Buninyong, 25 per cent of proceeds from every Bincho Box sold will go towards bushfire relief. 


Winner Winner Sunday Fundraiser Day
32 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
When: Sunday 12 January from midday.
Details: $5 from every Sunday Funday meal (two tenders, two wings, chips and drink for $16) will be donated to the Australian Red Cross. Raffle prizes up for grabs plus $1 delivery all day.


Underbar Sunday lunch auction 
3 Doveton Street North, Ballarat 
When: Auction closes at midnight on Sunday 12 January. 
Details: Underbar is auctioning a Sunday lunch for 12 guests which will include a chef’s tasting menu and matched wines, with all proceeds to the CFA and Australian Red Cross. In addition, the Underbar team will donate its wages for the day. Bids start at $3000. Email bids to dine@underbar.com.au or via Facebook or Instagram. 
 

Turret Cafe 
802 Sturt Street, Ballarat 
When: Until Monday 13 January. 
Details: Between 7am and 11am, 100 per cent of $10 pancake stack purchases will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. 
 

North Ballarat Sports Club Bingo Fundraiser 
725 Creswick Road, Ballarat 
When: Tuesday 14 January at 7.15pm 
Details: $5 for 31 games, total cash prize pool of $2100, mega raffle and much more. All proceeds to the CFA. Free event but bookings are essential.


Ballarat's Best for Bushfire Relief
117-119 Sturt Street, Ballarat
When: Friday 17 January at 5pm.
Details: Some of Ballarat's best artists and musicians will perform across three stages at the Ballarat Mechanics' Institute to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Tickets $25 via Eventbrite.


Bushfire Benefit Show at The Deck 
30 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 
When: Friday 17 January between 6.30pm and 8.30pm 
Details: Two hours of unlimited gourmet canapes and drinks, as well as access to a private VIP room with bar, DJs and private dance floor. $80 per person. 100 per cent of ticket sales will be donated to The Salvation Army, Australian Red Cross, NSW Rural Fire Service and the CFA. 


Squires for the Fires at The Lane 
27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat 
When: Sunday 26 January from midday 
Details: Two kegs donated to the cause, Tim Bone’s famous toasties from 2pm, face painting, live music and silent auction.
 

Webster’s Market and Cafe 
61 Webster Street, Ballarat 
When: Throughout January. 
Details: 10 per cent of all retail sales and $1 from every Webster's Breakfast sold will be donated to WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service). Cafe staff will also be donating either a day's wage or their monthly tips to the Red Cross Disaster Relief & Recovery Appeal. 
 

The Park Hotel 
1615 Sturt Street, Ballarat 
When: Throughout January. 
Details: $5 from every Aussie parma sold will go to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. 
 

Zagame’s Ballarat 
639 Main Road, Ballarat 
When: Throughout January. 
Details: $1 from every parma sold will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. 


Racers Bar & Cafe
2 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
When: Throughout January.
Details: Proceeds from the sale of various biscuits and slices (plus tips) will be donated to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal.
 

The Munster Arms Hotel
10 Victoria Street, Ballarat
When: Throughout January.
Details: All staff tips donated to those affected by the bushfires.


The Yacht Club
18 Wendouree Parade, Ballarat
When: Throughout January.
Details: All staff tips donated to the CFA.


Ballarat Wildlife Park
250 Fussell Street, Ballarat East
When: Indefinitely.
Details: Get up close to a koala for a gold coin donation during the park's daily tour and conservation presentations. All money will be donated to WIRES (NSW Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service), which is Australia’s largest wildlife rescue organisation.