Disaster and Emergency Recovery Service

Disaster and Emergency Recovery


GIVIT is the only reliable source of exactly what’s needed during the recovery of an emergency or disaster.

We partner with the ACT, NSW, Queensland and Victorian state governments and work really hard to find out exactly what vulnerable people and communities need. In fact, we ask them. Then we listen. And then those needs are listed here. You see, we trust local charities, recovery agencies and community groups to tell us what their community needs. It might be clean bottled water, blankets and mattresses, or food and fuel vouchers for people who can’t return home.

But don’t worry – your average Joe can’t ask for a washing machine. Only support organisations that have been through GIVIT’s registration process and vetted by GIVIT can ask for donations on behalf of the vulnerable people they’re helping.

Our aim is to make sure people devastated by disaster get exactly what they need to recover, where and when they need it. We also want to make it really easy for our wonderful donors to have the greatest possible impact.

GIVIT is the smart way to give.

It’s important to us that our donations do no harm. Time and time again we see communities overwhelmed by well-meaning donations that are not needed, or not needed right now. Imagine a truck load of clothes dropped off to a street still soaked by floodwaters. Don’t laugh – it happens! Unwanted donations cause chaos for recovery agencies on the ground. It means an intense effort is required to sort, store and ultimately throw away donations.

And that breaks our heart.

We don’t want your beautiful donations thrown away. We want them to help change lives. GIVIT ensures giving is coordinated, and reaches the people who need it.

If you donate funds, we promise 100% of your donation received by GIVIT will be used to purchase essential items for people in need. How good is that!

Wherever possible, we buy locally. We support the local retailers who employ local people, provide opportunity and lifeblood to a small town or disaster impacted region.