5 reasons why you should choose to help the firefighters through Lloyds Bushfire Relief auctions

These fires are making a devastating impact on the land, wildlife, and on people as they experience huge loss and terror.

As these unprecedented bushfires tear through Australia, we want to help as many fire-affected lives as possible and we know that you do too.

We understand how hard it is to watch in horror and not know how to help. That’s why we have put together a list of reasons why you should choose to help via our Bushfire Relief auctions.

We are glad we are in a position to be able to come together and help support those in need. 

In less than 24 hours since going live with our Lloyds Bushfire Relief auctions, our phones began ringing off the hook.

We are astounded with the amount of support from the public, companies and celebrities donating items to support fellow Australians in need. 

We are privileged to be able to offer our platform and help bring awareness to this desperately needed fundraising.

It’s free to participate, even if you win something

The Lloyds Auctions team have come together to make sure all the money raised goes straight to where it is needed the most. 

It costs nothing for you to donate an item, service or experience to one of our Bushfire Relief auctions as this is a zero fees and zero cost auction. 

It will also cost you nothing extra on top of your bid if you win an item, and 100% of your winning bid amount will go straight to where it is needed.

Each incredible item in these auctions has a charity of the donor’s choice linked to it where all the money raised will be donated.

There is zero costs and zero fees, allowing all proceeds to go directly to fire-affected communities, firefighters and volunteers.

You can choose a charity that most aligns with your values

Supporting local not-for-profit communities is something we always hold very close to our hearts. 

A vendor of these Bushfire Relief Auctions can also make a nomination that the funds raised from their donation go to any other State Fire Service, Red Cross, Salvation Army, or WIRES.

We understand that you may want to help the wildlife that have been tragically caught up in these fires. Or you might be drawn to helping your local State Fire Service.

We wanted to make it possible for you to choose from a range of charities that support the firefighters and the fire affected communities in a way that is closest to you heart.

Firefighters need cash badly

The Rural Fire Service have been by our side here at Lloyds Auctions and now it is our turn to help them. 

Victorian Premier, Daniel Andrews, and the NSW Rural Fire Services have stated that cash is critical as charities struggle to sort through donated goods.

These auctions are the perfect way of turning donated items into much needed cash for these communities. 

There will be zero costs and zero fees with 100% of the funds being donated directly into the accounts of charities and fire services including the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Wires and the RFS.

But you don’t need to have money to help

It can be an item, service or experience. You can even volunteer your time providing a service for the winning bidder, all in the name of Bushfire Relief.

But please don’t think you must have spare cash or be able to donate an item, service or experience, to make a difference.

Simply using your voice, your social media or business emails to get the word out there about our Bushfire Relief auctions helps raise awareness. 

If you are unable to personally assist, please share our dedicated Bushfire Relief page with someone who might be able to help. We would be most grateful, as we strive to help those affected by this bushfire tragedy.

You have a unique opportunity

Not only do you get to help a person in need (and we believe there is no better feeling), you can also get access to collector’s items or an experience for the whole family.

These auctions are full of unique opportunities not often seen anywhere else, and we are so grateful for all the incredible donations and are so proud to be able to offer them in support of people in need.

Lloyds have come together to offer our platform for affected communities and we encourage you to get involved and to keep checking the website for updates.

If you would like to be in the loop with our upcoming Lloyds Bushfire Relief auctions, simply pop your email below and we will send alerts direct to your inbox.

Matt Kalinski

Head Of Valuations

Qualifications & Affiliations

American Society of Appraisers Candidate Member

Certified Practicing Valuer AVAA


Matt has been in the valuations space for many years and has extensive experience in the space across an abundance of various industries. He now leads the valuations teams for Lloyds Auctions with a passion for encouraging his team to set and achieve high goals and produce great results for the company whilst growing the team’s skills starting with a great culture and team mindset.