The Community Foundation for Tumut Region is a registered charity that was instrumental in organising the Dunn’s Road Appeal.

The funds were distributed to eligible residents in the form of vouchers/gift cards for goods and services from local businesses from Tumbarumba to Tumut this includes Batlow and Adelong and roadside stalls with EFTPOS.

List of participating businesses who will accept the Gift Cards:

Tumut Toyota
Smarts Jewelers
Swans of Tumut
Mitre 10
Bush Chemist
Russell Street pharmacy
Simply Wholesome
Fulla Fresh meats
Tumut veterinary clinic
Pacific furniture
Randall’s irrigation
Tumut Work Locker
(**additional businesses to be added to this list **)

Royal Hotel
Service Centre
Adelong café Cafe
Adelong Vet
Petrol station
Post office

Pioneer service station
EE Muir
Coffee and More
Bush Chemist
Goulds Nursery
Cascades Nursery

Nest cafe
Coorabyra wines (meals)
Post office
Elms restaurant
Rosewood Store
Gone Barny Rosewood
Tumba meats
Dare to Bite
4 Bears
Artists on Parade
Tumba Hotel
Foothills clothing store
Tumba Auto
Tumba outfitters
Tumba Valley servo
Tumba bakery
Post Office
Parade service station

Caravan Park
Country Club
Service station


** Details will be added shortly on businesses where gift cards can be presented **


Supporting partners in the appeal are Elders Adelong and Tumut , Adelong Progress Assoc , Community Bank (Bendigo) Adelong, Tumut Chamber of Commerce.

A subcommittee has been formed comprising representatives of The Bendigo Bank Adelong ,Elders Adelong and Tumut ,the Adelong Progress Association ,Snowy Valleys Council and the Community Foundation members of the Batlow and Tumbarumba communities will be also invited to join.

The Tragedy

To date we have no real idea of the numbers and we are sure these may change but to begin :

  • 183 homes were lost with many more damaged,
  • untold damage to farm building sheds and machinery
  • Miles and miles of fencing and stock losses …
  • and over 30% of the soft wood plantations plus significant hardwood resources.

The loss of both the built heritage and natural environment in the high country is simply catastrophic and heartbreaking for all those who have given so much in that area .

The loss of native vegetation across the fire-ground the major trees and lower vegetation and ground cover all the animals in our unique ecosystem many are now locally extinct all of this is gut wrenching  The colony of platypus and all aquatic life in the Adelong creek and all effected waterways may well have suffered with the black water runoff as a result of the storm…a side tragedy of the fire storm

The loss of aboriginal heritage to date there is no record of what has been lost scarred trees ring trees and special places for our traditional owners who used this whole area   

The more we learn and the more affected residents come forward  this appeal becomes so important to assist the eligible residents and support our local economy

Donations are tax deductable and can be deposited with any branch of the Bendigo Community Bank , Ray White Real Estate or by direct deposit to the Community Foundation

Name: Community Foundation for Tumut Region

BSB: 633000

Account No: 141406736

For a receipt Please register your donation  including your name and address and your preferred sub fund eg Batlow  




For all those who have been directly impacted by the fire or know of those who have, we ask that you register names and addresses with the coordinating partners or by contacting Louise Halsey   0429619128   69473208 or by registering info@tumutfoundation.org.au with just a few words on whatever losses we are not requesting any application.