Bush Heritage Australia
Bush Heritage Australia are an independent not-for-profit that buys and manages land, and also partners with Aboriginal people, to conserve our magnificent landscapes and our irreplaceable native species forever.
There are close to 2,000 animals and plants on Australia’s threatened species list. Bush Heritage steps in where they’re needed most, protecting all species on their reserves.
Berry Street started out in Melbourne in 1977, as the Berry Street Babies’ Home, caring for abandoned babies and mothers with no shelter or support.
Today, they’re Victoria’s largest independent child and family services organisation. They continue to help those who have been abused to rebuild their lives, protect those at risk, and continue to find the best ways of preventing abuse from ever happening,
St John Ambulance
In the Nineteenth Century a group of citizens revived the Order of St John in England, drawing their inspiration from the example of the Knights of St John who in medieval times, offered care and shelter for pilgrims and crusaders.
St John Ambulance was subsequently formed to put its humanitarian ideals into practice in the new industrial society, promoting the cause of first aid for the sick and wounded through volunteer effort—a novel concept at the time and a much-needed one.