THE Ministry for Police and Emergency Services have asked for cash, rather than second-hand good, donations for victims of the fire at Warrumbungle National Park near Coonabarbran.
Since the 46,812 hectare fire begun on January 12, homes, stock and wildlife have been destroyed with the fire still sweeping though the region.
In a statement the ministry said public generosity and care following a disaster plays a significant role in individual and community recovery.
"It reflects broader community sentiment and helps those affected to feel supported, and more positive and confident about the rebuilding tasks ahead," the statement said.
"Money is the most useful donation because it provides flexibility and choice to meet immediate needs.
"It also circulates in the affected community, stimulating faster recovery for the local economy."
However the statement said, much of the public's goodwill can result in unsolicited donations of second-hand goods.
"This response is less helpful and can actually undermine recovery efforts and community resilience. The influx of donated goods quickly exceeds actual need."
"Experience from past disasters, including the Victorian Bushfires 2009, indicates that a large proportion of unsolicited donated goods are often unwanted, inappropriate, of varying quality and may eventually have to be disposed of.
"The coordination of this is costly and time consuming for government and agencies."
At the moment the Ministry advised there is no more need for donated second hand goods and unfortunately local agencies have no storage space left to receive items.
If the need for second-hand good arises they may launch a targeted appeal for specific items.
The Warrumbungle Shire Council has established a public appeal for monetary donations - the Warrumbungle Shire Mayor's Bushfire Appeal.
You can make a donation to the Warrumbungle Shire Mayor's Bushfire Appeal through the Commonwealth Bank.
Account Name: Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor's Bushfire Appeal
For more information visitwww.warrumbungle.nsw.gov.au