The most important thing with emergency relief donations is to make sure what you're donating is actually needed - please don't stick your unwanted clothes or old house junk on people if it's not going to help them.
GIVIT is managing offers of donated goods, services, volunteering and funds across NSW and QLD. They have a hefty list of goods needed by communities and individuals impacted by the floods.
With items including sunscreen, disposable masks, cleaning supplies and blankets on the list there are plenty of necessary items you can donate. The organisation is asking that no unrequested donations be made as it can overwhelm local charities and individuals, hindering recovery efforts. See how you can get involved with GIVIT here.
Vinnies also has an option to donate goods, which you can see here.
Sydney-based Lismore local Tegan Lorraine is collating supplies in Parramatta to be brought to Lismore. See her full list here.
Emergency volunteer organisations are popping up across both states, with individual efforts sprouting up across social media. There are also some larger organisations you can get involved with.
Crisis Heroes is connecting people in need with those who can help them now, with the likes of heavy lifting on their property or providing transport. Find out how to get involved here.
You can also check out Crisis Heroes here to find ways to help locally.
Brisbane City Council and Volunteering Queensland are asking for volunteers to sign up for the Mud Army 2.0 to help clean up Brisbane. You can see more here.
If you are in a state of emergency or distress due to the floods call SES on 132 500.
If the floods have impacted your mental health, you can call Lifeline's 24/7 crisis support helpline on 13 11 14 or text or message them online here.