Questions and answers

We will keep the following information up to date and provide new information as it becomes available. If you have any queries not addressed here please contact us by email. 

Financial contributions can be made by direct deposit to:

Account name: Equity Trustees 

BSB: 083 092

Account number:  570 808 888

Please nominate in the reference field the trust you are contributing to – AVST for the Australian Volunteer Support Trust and CRT for the Community Rebuilding Trust.

The Community Rebuilding Initiative will help co-ordinate business responses and assistance with state and federal governments.

If you have in-kind support to offer please send us an email providing details of the kind of support you can offer and we will work with you and relevant agencies to coordinate where it is needed most.

Equity Trustees are a 131-year-old publicly listed Trustee and Executor. They will manage the trusts and cover all costs, including the provision of its staff and administrative services, pro bono.

The trusts will be audited each year and information made publicly available.

Right now people in Business Council member companies are working hard on the ground to support firefighters, emergency services and communities in practical ways.

Those who need immediate assistance in an emergency are encouraged to contact their local, state and federal government agencies.

You can see some of the actions Business Council members are taking today here

Information for those experiencing immediate financial hardship is available through the Australian Banking Association Website here.