Floods & Storms
Businesses, charities and communities trust Good360’s proven record to deliver the right goods to the right people at the right time.
$1 donated to Good360 delivers $20 of essential goods during disasters.
How Good360 is helping
Good360 is the trusted approach for disaster response and recovery. During periods of flooding and storms businesses, charities and communities trust Good360’s proven approach to ensure the right goods get to the right people at the right time. A deluge of rain over a sustained period can mean that people need to evacuate their homes and livestock and pets are left stranded. Good360 is there at the early stages with clean-up goods including, mops, buckets, and brooms and then throughout the long term, with homewares and furniture to help rebuild lives and homes.
AbSec partnered with Good360 and their donors, BIG W, creating a package that contained LEGO sets, coloured pencils and children’s clothes to help ease the strain on Aboriginal families uprooted by the floods.
Good360 understands the lifecycle of a disaster is a marathon, not a sprint and we focus on a six-phase disaster recovery framework for giving funds, goods and volunteer time during disasters: Readiness, Response, Recover, Rebuild, Refurnish and Revive. These six stages help businesses and everyday Australians understand where the need lies at any given time throughout a disaster’s lifecycle.
We know it is natural to want to rush in and offer assistance when the disaster strikes but we have years of experience helping partners pledge their support over the length of the disaster and this is essential to the community organisations on the ground so they know donations will continue for the many months and years it takes to recover, unfortunately, the research shows too much is donated in the first few weeks – we want to help change this.
Current flood crisis
After three consecutive years of La Niña weather patterns, along with several other climate drivers, 2022 will be remembered as the year of the Great Deluge. Over the course of the year, Australians endured more rain than they could possibly handle. 2022 saw record-breaking floods in the Northern Rivers of NSW and Southern Queensland, as well as additional flooding in the Hawkesbury, Hunter and Illawarra areas of NSW. Then at the end of the year, the waters rose again, with residents in Victoria, Tasmania and South Australia hit.
With rain and flooding events, ranging from moderate to catastrophic, occurring almost every month in 2022 and into early 2023, nationally 2022 was the ninth-wettest year since records began in 1900, but this statistic doesn’t paint the whole picture. By the end of March, Sydney’s Observatory Hill weather station had recorded 1,076.2mm of rain, more than the annual average for Edinburgh, Scotland (784.29mm). 2023 has seen even more flooding, this time in communities in Far North Queensland and Northern WA.
Good360 will continue to stand with these communities, providing the right goods to the right people at the right time.
Flooded bridge in Windsor, NSW 2022
How you can help
We are Australia’s largest online marketplace for businesses to donate brand-new goods to a network of pre-vetted charities and disadvantaged schools nationally – around 3,600 are registered. Over $300M RRP and 34M items have been donated by brands including BIG W, Harvey Norman, LEGO, Winnings Appliances, Dettol, Optus and Colgate.
How does it work? Charities choose the goods they need to help individuals during each stage of disaster recovery. These goods are delivered directly to local communities, or they can pick up from local stores – we offer a solution that suits communities at each stage of the disaster.
"I work for a business that would like to donate critically needed goods to communities affected by disasters"
Please enquire how you can support communities with a donation of good
"I am a charity/school whose local community has been affected by disaster and needs goods"
Please enquire here and we will support you step by step.
I would like to support the great work you are doing. I can see work like this also requires donations of cash support.
I need help, I have lost everything due to a disaster in my community how do I receive help?
Please review our member list and connect directly with a charity or school member in your region. Let them know your needs and we will work with them to assist.
Since February 2021, Good360 has connected 1,558,867 requested items to flood-affected communities. Total value $14.5M (RRP).
Total items donation @31.03.23
Clothing & underwear
Toiletries, health & beauty
PPE (incl. masks & sanitiser)
Furniture & Kitchenware
School & office supplies
Bed & Bath
Gift cards, food & other
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The real impact of Bringing Good Together
The residents that received these mattresses were overwhelmed with gratitude. The Big Umbrella may have delivered the mattresses but all credit goes to Good360 and Sherman for your generosity. Thank you so much.
We have been able to provide direct support into the Aboriginal and non- Aboriginal communities of Grafton, Ulmarra, Harwood Island, Cabbage Tree Island, Ballina, Coraki, Casino and Lismore with the amazing donations received.
We received an amazing amount of clothing, cleaning and material goods from Good360, which we were able to distribute to families who had been flood impacted and with the support of the public and generous donors Workwear, BIG W, The Body Shop, Colgate, Edgewell and Clarins, we were also able to provide bedding, linens, sleeping bags and other house essentials.