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Bushfire relief: make your dollars count at these Melbourne bars, shops and events

An unrelenting bushfire season has devastated Australia. Make your dollars count by shopping, eating or drinking at these Melbourne venues. You can also donate directly to the CFA and other appeals.


King & Godfree

Buy a coffee at King & Godfree during January and they’ll donate $1 to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal. Upstairs at Johnny’s Green Room, $1 from every Peroni will also go to the VBA.

Black Velvet Espresso

Buy your beans from Black Velvet on Elizabeth or Exhibition Street. They will donate $2 from every sale to the Red Cross Fire Appeal.

A woman holding a cup of coffee

Many Melbourne cafes are donating a portion of their coffee sales to bushfire relief

Bars and restaurants

Riverland and the General Assembly

Throughout January $1 from every spritz sold at Riverland and the General Assembly will be donated to the Red Cross Disaster Appeal. Riverland are also donating $3 from every serve of fries sold on fridays during January to the CFA.

Two cocktail glasses on the bench of a bar with a bottle of champagne behind it

$1 from every spritz sold at Riverland will go towards the Red Cross Disaster Appeal

The Crafty Squire

Until 1 February The Crafty Squire will donate $1 from every schooner and $2 from every pint of 150 Lashes sold to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

La Camera

For the month of February, Southbank’s La Camera will donate $1 for every coffee sold to the Victorian CFA.

Platform 270

To support the Victorian CFA, Platform 270 will donate all profits from every cheeseburger sold for the month of January.

Cheeseburger with meat pattie, bright yellow cheese, lettuce and chips in two burger buns

Platform 270’s cheeseburger

European Bier Cafe

Until 1 February European Bier Cafe will donate $1 from every schooner and $2 from every pint of Furphy to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

State of Grace

Until 1 February State of Grace will donate $1 from every schooner of Furphy sold to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal.

A rooftop bar on a sunny day

Aus Venue Co’s bars and pubs, including State of Grace, will be donating to the National Bushfire Disaster Appeal

Hazel Melbourne

Until the end of January, $2 from every cocktail sold at Hazel in Flinders Lane will be donated to the CFA.

Bodega Underground

Gluten-free Mexican bar and restaurant Bodega Underground will be donating $10 from every Michelada (a beer and lime juice cocktail) to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal. Plus staff are generously donating 100% of their tips. Running until the end of January.

Cast of Falcons gin cocktail

All Cast of Falcons venues will be donating 100% of the profits from a new native inspired cocktail to the CFA. That includes Section 8, Ferdydurke, Globe Alley, Park and Radar. Avilable from 13 January until sold out.

A lemon cocktail

Sip a charitable cocktail at Cast of Falcons’ various locations

Bar Lourinha

Until the end of January Bar Lourinha will be donating $2 from every oyster sold in their Little Collins Street venue. The money will go directly to organisations focused on rebuilding in the wake of the fires.

Rockpool Dining Group

The Rockpool Dining Group has made a generous donation of $150,000 to state fire services around the country. You can add a gold coin donation to your bill at every one of their venues until 27 January. This includes Sake (Flinders Lane and Hamer Hall) and Rockpool Bar & Grill.

Embla and Lesa

Throughout January, Embla and sister restaurant Lesa will donate 50 cents from every glass of wine sold to Victoria’s CFA.

Retailers and events

Queen Victoria Market

Many Queen Victoria Market retailers are working to support bushfire appeals. Spotty Dot is donating 30% of profits for every Pete the Platypus toy sold to Wires Wildlife Rescue. Meanwhile, Ripe Cheese will donate $5 from every Aussie Bush toastie sold. Many of the market’s retailers also sell products from fire affected areas of Victoria.


Readings will be taking donations throughout January for the Red Cross, matching donations made up to $10,000. Find them in Carlton and at the State Library.

Donation points

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