The Philippine Embassy, in coordination with the Philippine Consulate General in Sydney and Philippine Honorary Consulates, are closely monitoring the bushfire emergencies in different parts of Australia.
The Embassy reiterates its request to all Filipinos in Australia to constantly monitor and heed the instructions of local authorities and take all necessary precautions and recommended actions. Filipinos living in the states mentioned below are requested to visit the following links and/or download the relevant mobile device apps for the latest information on the bushfires in your area and to take down the respective emergency information hotlines.
|New South Wales||NSW Rural Fire Service: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au
NSW Fire and Rescue Service (major cities and towns) www.fire.nsw.gov.au
Fires Near Me NSW mobile device application
NSW Bush Fire Information Line: 1800 679 737
|Victoria||Victoria Country Fire Authority: www.cfa.vic.gov.au
VicEmergency mobile device application
VicEmergency Hotline: 1800 226 226 (free call)
|South Australia||SA Country Fire Service: www.cfs.sa.gov.au
Bushfire Information Hotline: 1800 362 361
|Western Australia||WA Fire and Emergency Services Authority www.dfes.wa.gov.au
Bushfire information line: 13 33 37
|Queensland||Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) www.qfes.qld.gov.au|
Filipinos may also contact the relevant Philippine Consulate with jurisdiction over their area if they have any information on Filipino nationals requiring assistance. The contact details can be found here: https://philembassy.org.au/offices/adelaide-sa
Those who wish to make financial donations may do so through the following organizations recommended by Australia’s DFAT: