Having survived a bushfire when our children were little, I know only too well the fear and horror that confronts these poor victims. It's something you never forget.
There are ways we can all help and here are a few sites:
St Vincent de Paul Society
The Red Cross
For a more comprehensive list, go to Pro Bono Australia where you will find many organisations offering assistance.
At this very early stage, money is needed desperately, as you can imagine.
If you have any handmade items such as quilts, soft toys, clothing, etc, pop over to Meet me at Mikes where you will find an address for a drop-off point.
Another very worthy cause is the Rainbow Comfort Packs which you can investigate by selecting the button at the side of my blog. I have a quilt and some children's clothing which I will be sending down. Please assist if you can - every little bit helps.