Donate to Bushfire Disaster Relief in Australia

Written by BCCJ
January 16, 2020


EAST GIPPSLAND, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 04: The Australia Flag flies under red skies from the fires on January 04, 2020 in Bruthen Australia. Two people are dead and 28 remain missing following bushfires across the East Gippsland area, with Victorian premier Daniel Andrews declaring a state of disaster in the region. Thousands of people remain stranded in the coastal town of Mallacoota and are being evacuated by navy ships to Melbourne. (Photo by Darrian Traynor/Getty Images)

Written by BCCJ
January 16, 2020

The bushfire crisis continues to devastate communities across Australia. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, an estimated 10 million hectares (100,000 sq km or 15.6 million acres) of bush, forest and parks across Australia has burned, hundreds of millions of animals have perished, and a reported 28 people have so far been killed – including four firefighters.

BCCJ members and friends have asked what we can do to help those affected by this tragedy. That’s why we are pledging solidarity, working with our colleagues at the Australia New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Japan (ANZCCJ), to provide you with the following information.

From the ANZCCJ

Australia is facing an unprecedented national crisis; lives have been lost, homes have been destroyed, millions of animals – native Australian fauna, livestock and pets have died, communities and businesses have perished. Fires continue to burn and South Australia, NSW, ACT and Victoria are facing catastrophic conditions this weekend. There are no doubt many ANZCCJ members and friends who have been affected by the fires and we sincerely hope that the situation improves quickly.

You can donate directly to the Australian Red Cross ( or if you would like to donate in Japanese, we will make arrangements for the donation on your behalf.

To donate

  • Please email us at [email protected].
  • Include your/company name and how much you would like to donate in JPY, our team will reply to you with our bank details.
  • One of the Chamber’s Corporate Sponsors will match every dollar that the Chamber raises for the Red Cross’ Australian Bushfire Disaster Relief.

Thank you very much for your support for our Australian communities in need.

ANZCCJ Charity Shinnenkai (fundraiser)
29 Jan 2020
6:30 PM – 9:00 PM
Hamarikyu Ballroom, Conrad Tokyo
1-9-1 Higashi shimbashi, Minato, Tokyo 105-7337
(Thanks to the ANZCCJ, our BCCJ members can attend this charity fundraiser at ANZCCJ member rates.)



オーストラリアは今、前例のない危機的な状況に直面しています。この森林火災で亡くなられた方、家を失った方、多くの野生動物や家畜、ペットが命を落とし、地域のコミュニティ・ビジネスが消滅しています。今週までに火災は勢力を衰えず南オーストラリア州、ニューサウスウェールズ州、オーストラリア首都特別地域、ヴィクトリア州まで拡大し、悲劇的な被害をもたらしています。オーストラリア ・ニュージーランド商工会議所の会員のご家族や友人など、この火災によって影響を受けているはずです。我々は心よりこの状況が改善されることを祈っています。


日本語での募金をご希望でしたら、オーストラリア ・ニュージーランド商工会議所の事務局が代表し寄付金を集めさせていただきますので、お名前(団体名)と募金額(日本円)を明記の上、代表アドレス([email protected])へご連絡ください。担当者よりオーストラリア・ニュージーランド商工会議所の振込情報を別途ご連絡させていただきます。当商工会員のコーポレート・スポンサーがマッチングドネーションを行い、オーストラリアレッドクロス機構へ皆様を代表し、寄付をさせていただきます。


More reading

Latest BBC report on the bushfire disasters HERE