BlazeAid close Kempsey Showground camp

Kempsey Shire Council

A fence rebuilt by Blaze Aid

With deep regret BlazeAid have decided to close the BlazeAid Camp located at Kempsey Showground on Tuesday 10 May 2021.

Whilst seeking to assist farmers, BlazeAid have been unable to recruit the essential number of volunteers from the area, surrounds and travelers, needed to undertake their field-based work. This is despite multiple calls for volunteers through networks and across Council and local media.

Many areas in the Kempsey region also remain waterlogged and/or inaccessible, owing to the loss of infrastructure, which prevents BlazeAid from being able to access a property.

The decision to close the camp was not taken lightly and BlazeAid leave with a heavy heart and great disappointment for the farmers and community that they have been unable to assist.

In operation since 2009, BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires, floods, cyclone and drought. Working alongside the rural families, their volunteers help to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed.

Equally important, volunteers also help to lift the spirits of people who are often facing their second or third flood event after years of drought, or devastating losses through bushfires. BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected area for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.

BlazeAid look forward to being of assistance in future. Please visit

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