Disaster and Emergency Recovery Service

Disaster and Emergency Recovery

GIVIT is now the only reliable source of exactly what is needed in disaster response and recovery. GIVIT works with local charities, community groups, the state government and councils in an affected area to help them obtain exactly what is needed, when it is needed.

GIVIT matches donation offers with identified requests from a storm, fire, flood or cyclone affected region, thereby eliminating the need for organisations to store and sort unexpected donations.

GIVIT can also accept donations of money. 100% of funds received by GIVIT during a disaster are spent on urgently needed items, and wherever possible, the items are purchased from businesses in the disaster-affected area to assist recovery of the local economy.



GIVIT partners with the Queensland Government to manage all offers of donated goods and services, including corporate offers of assistance, following Queensland disasters and matches them with urgent requests received from government agencies, local services and community groups.

GIVIT connects and inspires an online network of givers to support the community as it manages immediate and long term needs of affected residents.

GIVIT also manages appeals for other tragic events in Queensland, previously hosting the Ravenshoe Café Explosion Appeal in 2015 and the Gold Coast Appeal after a fatal ride incident at Dreamworld in 2016.


Western Australia:

In partnership with the Bankwest Foundation, GIVIT is established in Western Australia to help manage donated goods and services during the recovery of an emergency.

We know people want to give after the devastating effects of an emergency, and GIVIT’s online giving portal helps direct that flow of generosity. After an emergency, the GIVIT website will list the exact items people in an affected community need at that time. Community groups, local service providers and the council appreciate assistance, and through the GIVIT website will advise the best way to help.



GIVIT’s role in appeals is to manage the donation of goods, services and financial donations to provide essential goods or assistance to people impacted by an emergency event.

GIVIT has distributed more than $1.52 million through appeals for devastated communities in Australia after natural disaster, house fires and other emergency events including the Ravenshoe café explosion and the Dreamworld ride tragedy. Current appeals can be found here.

GIVIT partners with local councils, charities and community groups to provide items and assistance to vulnerable people impacted by an event. GIVIT does not work directly with affected individuals. Funds can be donated through the GIVIT website with 100% of funds received by GIVIT, after bank charges, supporting people who are directly affected.

GIVIT works with key government and community members to ensure the most effective method of fairly distributing funds. A determination will be made whether an independent Appeal Distribution Committee is needed. This will be decided after assessment of relevant issues including: the quantity of funds being donated, the number of people affected, views of the community and any concerns about the equity of access to assistance.

The Appeal Distribution Committee will include local representatives, GIVIT, government and/or not-for-profit organisations who are independent and focused on the need to protect the interests of local community.

Costs associated with attending meetings of the Appeal Distribution Committee will be the responsibility of the individuals, or the organisations, which they represent. No funds raised through the appeal will be used for this purpose.

The Appeal Distribution Committee will determine the method of disbursement of funds, this includes when, how, how much, and to whom. Consideration will be given to immediate and emerging needs. Funds are intended to assist those most in need, including those persons who will find it difficult to recover without assistance.


Humanitarian Support Program

GIVIT is supporting the Australian Federal Government in managing donations to support people arriving as part of Australia’s Humanitarian Support Program. GIVIT channels the generosity of donors across Australia to ensure people in urgent need get exactly what they need, when they need it the most.

People and organisations wanting to donate items are encouraged to regularly check GIVIT’s website to see what is needed. Donors can also give money to GIVIT for the purchase of needed items. 100% of the funds received from the donation will go towards the purchase, and the donor will receive a tax deductible receipt.

Charities can register with GIVIT to obtain quality items for people they are supporting. Once registered, GIVIT’s virtual warehouse gives a list of what has already been offered locally. If the item required is not already on offer, the request can be added to the GIVIT website.


Corporate Donations and Support

GIVIT manages corporate donations and freely distributes them to over 1,300 charities across Australia - and we guarantee these items go directly to charities, and people in need.

Are you upgrading mobile phones or laptops for your staff, moving to a new office, or have product samples to give away? Do your team members want to expand their corporate social responsibility? Working with GIVIT makes giving easy, you can help several charities and people in need by donating in just one place.

GIVIT matched 109,023 items in 2016, and many of those were from generous corporations and small businesses who were able to donate office furniture, donate computers, donate excess stock, and donate product samples to GIVIT.

Let GIVIT do the legwork and match what you have to give. Contact us, and let us know what you have to give –

With generous donors and help like yours, GIVIT will continue to support community service providers to empower their clients and improve quality of life for our most impoverished Australians.