PRESS RELEASE: NSW Bushfire Response 2013


In response to the worst fire disaster that strucked New South Wales in 46 years, expected to go even worse today, Dompet Dhuafa Australia Ltd (DDA) have launched a Bushfire Relief Appeal.

An group nicknamed the Indonesian Aid Consortium is also created, consisting of many Indonesian diaspora organisations. Through Indonesian Aid Consortium, DDA have planned to give a hands-on assistance in fire affected areas; such as manning evacuation centres and serving meals to residents and emergency personnel. They are also will act as ‘listening ears’ to many residents who are affected by the events.


As at 7pm, Wednesday, 23rd Oct 2013, DDA personnels and volunteers will stand by in the following locations:

  1. Blue Mountains areas (exact locations please contact us)
  2. Springwood
  3. North Richmond


The funds collected from DDA’s Bushfire Appeal will be used to support those affected by the disaster.


Anyone who wants to support the Bushfire Relief Appeal can donate to DDA’s Commonwealth Bank account:

Account name: Dompet Dhuafa Australia Ltd

BSB: 062 320

Account Number: 1085 7772

Note: Please leave “Bushfire & Your Name” as the deposit reference.


Organisations who are willing to join the Indonesian Aid Consortium will need to send an email to:



Spokesperson: Anton Basuki 0401 637 278