How paying with Zip Pay can help those affected by the bushfires

Posted: 8 January 2020 11:18 am

Australian bushfires

Zip is using your next purchase to donate much needed funds to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue Organisation.

If you're a Zip customer looking to help those affected by the bushfires, we have some good news. Helping is now as simple as paying for your next online shopping spree with the buy now, pay later service.

In a Facebook announcement, Zip pledged to pay the difference from every transaction made between 9 - 21 January to the nearest dollar. That money will then be donated directly to either the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery or the WIRES Emergency Fund for Wildlife.

Australian Red Cross provides shelter, psychological first aid, emergency assistance and long-term recovery programs for those affected by the fires, while WIRES rescues wildlife across New South Wales. It also provides food, medication, treatment and equipment to help get injured animals back on their feet.

If you would like to help support either charity further, you can also donate directly through the websites. Every donation over $2 is tax deductible for Australian citizens.

Zip customers directly impacted by the fires can meanwhile get in touch with the company at to receive financial assistance with their accounts.

On its Facebook page, Zip has said, "As our beautiful country burns, we must do what we can to support those who need it most."

"This is a heartbreaking time for so many. We're sending them all our thoughts and wishes, with love."

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In other news, rival payment service Afterpay is also doing its part to support those in need. The business has just pledged to donate a minimum $200,000 to the Australian Red Cross in addition to encouraging its 6.6 million customers to make donations of their own.

If you're looking for more ways to help those in need, you can check out a list of bushfire-affected businesses that currently need financial assistance. You can also see our guide on other ways to donate and help.

Ways you can help during the Australian bushfires

Image: Australian Red Cross Facebook

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