G8 Education has developed a Bushfire Relief Package to support our families, our people and the volunteer firefighters protecting the communities within which we operate.
The announcement follows the evacuation and temporary closures of 25 of our early childhood education centres due to the hundreds of bushfires that have devastated our country.
The range of measures include:
- Working directly with team members and families who have been severely impacted by the fires to determine appropriate levels of support on a case by case basis.
- Free access to our centres for the children of those registered volunteer firefighters or Australian Defence Force Reserve members fighting fires and in need of assistance.
- Bolstering the fundraising efforts of our 476 early education and care centres by matching donations dollar for dollar. Proceeds raised will be pledged to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal on behalf of our families and team members.
Our Bushfire Disaster Relief Package is designed to lessen some of the burdens that our families are facing while supporting the efforts of the brave volunteer firefighters.
Families of G8 Education and volunteer firefighters are encouraged to contact us on 1800 844 977 to find out what levels of support is available.
Terms & Conditions include: Volunteer firefighters or Australian defence reserve members who live or work in the local community and are actively fighting the current bushfires can be offered free access to our centres for their children. Offers of free care can be made to any active volunteer firefighter or Australian defence reserve members that have been deployed in active fire-fighting or support work such as back-burning, during the current bushfire emergency anywhere across the nation. The offer applies to current, casual or new families and is offered for up to six weeks of free care for the child or children of active volunteer firefighters or Australian Defence Reserve members and care must be used by 28 February 2020. Families do not need to be currently using G8 centres to qualify. The offer of free care is subject to availability of places. Eligible volunteer firefighters and Australian Defence Force Reserve members must provide appropriate identification to access free care.