About Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund

As outlined in its statement of purpose, Gippsland Emergency Relief Fund “has been established to provide immediate financial assistance to residents who suffer loss or hardship as a result of an emergency that occurs within the Gippsland region”.

The fund is a registered charitable organisation (Registered number A0020241A), making all donations tax deductible. All donations are returned to the community and no costs are deducted.

The fund provides relief and assistance to persons residing in the Gippsland municipalities of Bass Coast, South Gippsland, Latrobe, Baw Baw, Wellington and East Gippsland.

GERF is a unique regionally based fund, with well established procedures for handling public appeals for emergencies and their disbursements.