As Australia continues to battle through the horrific bushfire crisis, we have been astounded and amazed by the outpouring of love, support and funds from across the world.
From Celeste Barber and Elton John, to local communities and grassroots communities, the spirit of giving has been incredible.
And while so many of us have already dug deep to donate funds, goods or time, there is a new crop of donation possibilities emerging. Auctions.
If you’ve been searching for a luxury holiday, a once-in-a-lifetime experience or even a new wardrobe, now is the time to shop. Here are a few of our favourite auctions taking place (we’ll see you at the bidding war).
Header image via World Resorts of Distinction
Australian Spirit Soars
Thanks to the teams at Élysée Collective and World Resorts of Distinction, Australian Spirit Soars means your next holiday could deliver the goods in more ways than one.
This online silent auction showcases a team of brilliant hotels, resorts and lodges to create incredible travel experiences, designed to raise funds for the Australian Wildlife Rescue Centre, WIRES.
For trips that include luxury Sri Lankan resorts, overwater accommodation in the Maldives and the best of Byron Bay, this is a list of experiences not to be missed.
Bid on Australian Spirit Soars
Hearts on Fire
This Instagram-based auction houses some of the most incredible experiences we’ve seen within the world of fashion, food, travel and the arts.
How does a party with 50 of your friends sound, catered by Mary’s, with beverages from Young Henry’s and a DJ? Or front row seats to the Bec + Bridge MBFWA show, plus a new wardrobe from the label? Or perhaps a trip to London Fashion Week, including flights and 5-star accommodation?
We simply can’t pick which one to bid on.
Bid on Hearts on Fire | Image via Bec + Bridge
Art Fights Fire
Art Fights Fire is another online auction we can get behind, organised by The Design Files, and aiming to raise funds for Victoria’s Country Fire Association, New South Wales’ WIRES Wildlife Rescue and Wildlife Victoria.
Over 30 remarkable, collectable Australian artists have generously donated their artwork for bushfire relief – with reserve prices set at 50% of their usual price.
If an original Ken Done or Julian Meagher takes your fancy, get clicking, fast.