Bushfire Appeals - How You Can Help

Although thousands of kilometers from the bushfires in the Eastern States, the Margaret River region, like everyone, wants to help those that have been affected by the recent bushfires.

MRWA and MRBTA have launched the Margaret River Region Online Auction for Bushfire Relief​ which aims to raise $100,000 to support those affected by bushfire activity. Funds raised will be split between the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and regional causes recommended by Wine Australia and the Australian Grape & Wine.

What you can do

  1. Chat with your colleagues to decide on a unique offering for the auction.
  2. Submit details of your offering by Wednesday 22 January 2020, 11pm via this online form.  (The sooner the better to maximise your exposure).
  3. Your product will be uploaded to the auction site (many thanks to the members who have offered staff resources to assist). See examples here.
  4. The auction takes place over 2-weeks, from Friday 24 January until Friday 7 February.
  5. We would love you to promote the auction to your contacts and customers and we will provide you a social media toolkit to assist with this.
  6. Winning bidder of your item is selected.
  7. Your offering will need to be dispatched to the winning bidder via your chosen delivery method (local pick-up; Australia Post; voucher email, etc) within 10 working days of confirmation of receiving payment to the auction fundraiser.
  8. Other terms and conditions may apply.

There is also an number of fundraisers happening across the region that we encourage you to get behind and offer your support.

Margaret River Region Online Auction for Bushfire Relief
Bidding from 11am Friday 24 January until 5pm Friday 7 February AWST
Loaded with rare wines, amazing experiences and breathtaking accommodation.  #HolidayHereThisYear
Funds raised will be split between the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund and regional causes recommended by Wine Australia and the Australian Grape & Wine.
To place a bid, visit www.32auctions.com/MargaretRiver4FireRelief

The River – Bushfire Fundraiser Festival
Sunday 9 February, 2pm
A collection of down south musicians, music producers & djs will come together for a full day mini festival at The River in Margaret River on Sunday the 9th of February with all ticket sales, raffle tickets & back bar beer profits/proceeds donated to the devastating bushfires currently affecting Australia.
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Firie Fridays! @ The Beer Farm
Every Friday until 21 February, 6pm
We’re in need of our countries brave fire fighters more than ever, so to give ’em a helping hand we’ve decided to dedicate every Friday to our local heroes at the Metricup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade with a different live local act every Friday. Donations will get you a ticket to the meat raffle, which will be happening every Friday. 25% of profits from every steak sold on the night will also be donated to the firies, so bring your appetites as well as your dancing shoes!
This is a FREE event and will be running every Friday until Feb 21st, so come on down and support our local heroes!
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Fire Break
Friday 24 January to 1 February
Fire Break is a one-time only online auction that will see bidders vying for a chance at a luxury two night stay in stunning beachside accommodation, The Roozen Residence; a world-class private tour of the region with highly awarded Margaret River Discovery Tours; a private dinner presented by celebrated chef Tony Howell and one of the region’s most exciting alternate winemakers, Amato Vino. To complete the experience the winning bidder can expect a special delivery of wine by Amato Vino on returning home.

Bidding starts on Friday January 24 and closes at 6pm Western Australian time (9pm AEST) on Saturday February 1 and the highest bidder will be announced on Sunday February 2. Please bid generously…

Auction Donation items for the Adelaide Hills Wine Region Fire Appeal
The Adelaide Hills Wine Region is now accepting donations of products, vouchers or experiences for a series of auctions in the coming months (both online and live).
100% of donations and proceeds from auctions will be directly channelled to affected wine and grower businesses and families in the region.
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Adelaide Hills Fundraiser Raffle by 6 Margaret River Family Producers
$20 per raffle ticket to Win a Year’s Supply of Wine (1 case of Margaret River family produced wine per month for the next 12 months).
Raised $36,660
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South West Helping Hand Bushfire Relief Fundraiser
Sunday 19 January, 5pm til late
Canapes by Chow’s Table, Vasse Felix, Amelia Park Restaurant, Leeuwin Estate, Arimia, Wills Domain, Supper Road, Market House, Blue Manna Bistro and Yarri. 100% of all ticket and bar sales being donated.
Raised $25,720
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Margies Make It Rain Fundraiser at The Common
Sunday 19 January, 3pm
A Bushfire Appeal will be held at The Common on Sunday 19 Jan with all profits and proceeds from this event going towards those working tirelessly to provide support and relief on the frontline and here in our local community.
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Settlers Tavern Fundraiser Concert
Thursday 16 January, 6-11pm
6pm donations accepted, 8:30pm $10 door entry + raffles and prizes
All money raised to be donated to the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal
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Cullen Wines Pre-Vintage Sundowner & Fundraiser
Wednesday 15 January, 5-7pm
$20k raised for the Australian Red Cross Bushfire Appeal and WIRES
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VineAid – Helping our mates at Vinteloper
Monday 13 January, 6-9pm
$40pp @ Long Chim Courtyard, Perth
Supported by many, including Skigh Wine, Blind Corner, Calneggia Family Vineyards, Eagle Bay Brewing Co, Beerfarm, Si Vitners
Raised $13,100
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Fishbone Wines, Geovino and Harvey River Wines
Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 January
$5 from every bottle of wine sold will be donated to the wine and dairy industry affected by the fires.

Settlers Liquor Store – Spend to Help
Friday 10 January, all day
$2 from every product sold will be donated to the Bushfire Relief
All money raised go to the NSW Rural Fire Service and CFA (Country Fire Authority)
Raised $1750
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Movies at Cape Mentelle Bushfire Fundraising Night
Wednesday 22 January, 6pm
From the ashes of despair, people across the country are really coming together to raise the necessary money to help rebuild the affected communities.
Cape Mentelle management and staff hope you will join us for a movie screening fundraiser for the bushfire crisis.
All bar and ticket sales proceeds will be donated to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Recovery and Relief and Wildlife Information, Rescue and Education Service (WIRES).
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For MRWA members, who would like to list a fundraising event here, please send your event details to Amanda or Pip.