I have set up a list of important and useful links for blog readers who are affected or know of relatives and friends who are affected by the bushfire activity in the South East of Australia, especially Victoria.
This is not a complete listing of all of the Websites that are of benefit but most of these sites will have further links to other government and organization Web sites that are of benefit.
ABC Local Radio Melbourne (774 AM / MW)
Main Web Site: http://www.abc.net.au/melbourne/radio/
Live Audio Streams – available around the world
Windows Media Player: http://abc.net.au/melbourne/onair/774stream.asx
vTuner, Reciva and similar Internet-radio directories, including the station directories integrated in to Internet radios, will have this station listed as ABC 774 Melbourne or similar terms.
Useful Web Information
Assistance Web pages:
Country Fire Authority (Victoria)
Main Web Site:http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/
Incident Summary (Status of Fires):
Alerts And Updates:
Web Page: http://www.redcross.org.au
Online Donation to all Red Cross appealss: https://www.redcross.org.au/Donations/onlineDonations.asp (Secure Web site)
Web Page: http://www.salvos.org.au
Online Donation to Bushfire Appeal: https://salvos.org.au/donate/secure-online-donations/?appeal=drvicfires (Secure Web Site)
Find your local council: http://www.dvc.vic.gov.au/web20/dvclgv.nsf/headingpagesdisplay/find+your+local+council
Telephone Assistance Package Information: http://www.telstra.com.au/abouttelstra/media/announcements_article.cfm?ObjectID=44405
Triple R Equine Network (Agistment for Horses, Ponies, Donkeys): http://triplerequinewelfare.org/_mgxroot/page_resources_crisis_network.html
Animal Aid: http://www.animalaid.com.au