A Stack Of Aussie Artists And Comedians Are Putting On Gigs To Help With The Bushfires

Including Courtney Barnett, Dave Hughes, Wil Anderson, Claire Hooper, Dan Sultan, Hermitude, and so, so many more.

Australian bushfire crisis fundraising events photo

It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of the horrifying destruction caused by bushfires currently raging across the country.

But there are numerous ways to help the relief effort, and the last few days have seen an overwhelming amount of donations and support given to various organisations around the country. Comedian Celeste Barber has raised a staggering $33 million (at the time of writing), while celebrities such as Nicole Kidman, Selena Gomez, and Pink have all publicly pitched in and called on their fans to do the same.

At the same time, dozens of musicians, comedians, and artists have pulled together to assist in whatever way they can. A stack of gigs have been announced around the country, with artists such as Courtney Barnett, Hermitude, Camp Cope, Hockey Dad, Joyride, Dan Sultan, Polish Club, and so many more stepping up to deliver sets.

Comedians such as Wil Anderson, Dave Hughes, Becky Lucas, and Claire Hooper will appear at fundraisers in Sydney and Melbourne, and numerous pubs and clubs around the country are putting on everything from art auctions to drag shows to get people to open their wallets.

Check out a list of events below — and if you can’t make it along to any of them, here are some other ways you can help.

Bushfire Appeal Events


City <3 Country

Saturday January 11 — The Enmore Theatre, Sydney
Featuring: Hoodzy, Hermitude, Horrorshow, Rebecca Hatch, Joyride, Jazmine Nikitta, Kilimi
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Fire Fund 

Friday January 24 — Club Windang, Wollongong
Featuring: Hockey Dad, Tumbleweed, Dune Rats (DJ Set), Shining Bird, Totty, Maddy Jane, and more
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Sydney Festival Bushfire Appeal

Saturday January 11 — The Metro Theatre, Sydney
Featuring: Dan Sultan, Polish Club, Custard, Art vs Science, Regurgitator, Neptune Power Federation
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The Wiggles Reunion Show For Bushfire Relief

Saturday January 18 — Castle Hill RSL, Castle Hill
Featuring: The original line-up of The Wiggles
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Dragathon Fundraiser

Saturday January 11 — Secret Garden Bar, Sydney
Featuring: Space Horse, Bradd, Tackie Onassis, King, Pablo, Mausoleum
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Make It Rain

Saturday February 1 — Freda’s, Sydney
Featuring: Art auction, live music, DJs
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Live At The PBC

Saturday January 25 — Petersham Bowling Club, Sydney
Featuring: Crane Games, Stressless, The S-Bends
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Bushfire Relief 

Saturday January 18 — The Giant Dwarf, Sydney
Featuring: Wil Anderson, Matt Okine, Becky Lucas, and more
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Bushfire Benefit Concert

Tuesday January 28 — 170 Russell, Melbourne
Featuring: Tones And I, Adrian Eagle, and more
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Bushfire Fundraiser

Monday January 6 & Tuesday January 7 — The Corner Hotel, Melbourne (SOLD OUT)
Featuring: Courtney Barnett, Alice Skye, Camp Cope
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Catfish Comedy 

Tuesday January 7 — 30 – 32 Gertrude Street Fitzroy, Melbourne
Featuring: Dave Hughes, Tom Ballard, Claire Hooper, Geraldine Hickey, Ben Knight, Joel Creasey, Nath Valvo, and more
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Bushfire Relief Fundraiser

Friday January 31 — Brisbane Hotel, Hobart
Featuring: EWAH & the Vision of Paradise, The Boners, Lazer Baby, The Broken Girls Club, Cocainecassie, SteezE, Severe
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Boiling Point

Friday January 24 — The Third Quarter, Brisbane
Featuring: Art exhibition co-curated by Chris Macpherson — proceeds from the sale of artworks (physical and online) will go towards relief efforts
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Closes Saturday January 11
Featuring: Authors such as Trent Dalton, Benjamin Law, Yassmin Abdel-Magied, Maxine Beneba Clarke and more are donating their work (plus extras, Dalton is also offering a bottle of champagne and a private reading) to the highest bidders on Twitter.

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Music Photography Sale

Featuring: A number of local music photographers are donating proceeds from the sale of their work to various relief organisations