Artists Doing Good: Australian Bushfire Relief Efforts

As the bushfires continue to destroy a vast majority of the continent of Australia, it's extremely important to spread awareness for the ways you at home can give back. With a disaster of this proportion every dollar and repost helps. At the point of this article, roughly 46 million acres have been burned, an estimated one billion animals have been killed, and at least 26 people have lost their lives. 

This is a cause that everyone needs to be focused on, and it especially helps when those who have large platforms donate, share, or throw events that go towards relief for all those affected by these horrific brush fires. 

Australia is well known for being a key player in our electronic community, being the birthplace of some of our favorite artists. We here at Electric Family want to take the time out to thank those artists who have contributed to the relief efforts and the global fight to restore the land down under.


One EFAM artist who has been giving back to his homeland is FISHER (real name Paul Fisher). Already he's raised over $100,000 through his Dance For Disaster Bushfire Appeal event. All admission and bar sales went directly to NSW Rural Fire Service, Australian Red Cross, and similar organizations. He also created a limited edition tee in which all sales will go to a selection of wildlife charities. 



Another local Aussie who is giving back to his home country in a major way is Flume (real name Harley Streten). He took to his socials to announce he would be donating $100,000 to WIRES Wildlife Rescue. This organization is working to help the animals and those displaced by the fires. He also shared links to various foundations that are supporting the relief.  


Alison Wonderland

Alison Wonderland (real name Alexandra Sholler) is another Syndey native who is using her voice to help educate and give back. She announced that all January proceeds from her online store sales will be going towards the relief effort ravaging her home nation. 

"These are the worst and largest fires in our history," she tweeted. "They are touching almost every state. There has been smoke haze in my home city of Sydney for months. So many people are losing their homes and lives as are all the native wildlife (half a billion animals have now died)."







SVDDEN DEATH (real name Danny Howland)  went a different direction in an act to raise money. He took to Twitter to announce that he would be sending out an unreleased track to anyone who donates at least $10 to Australian firefighters or relief foundations. 


In addition to the aforementioned artists, countless others are using their platforms to hold various fundraising drives, benefit concerts, and more in order to help the people and animals of Australia recover from the unfathomable damage. The nation has been battling the massive fires since the fall. Firefighters from all over the continent and beyond have been working day and night to try to contain the devastating blazes. 

If you or your loved ones have the means, below is a list of organizations you can donate to. Please share. 

Australian Red Cross


Salvation Army

RSPCA Australia accepting donations

Kangaroo Island Wildlife Park Donate here

"adopt" a koala





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