Beers For Mates: A bunch of Melbourne pubs are raising money for Red Cross Floods Appeal

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Beers For Mates: A bunch of Melbourne pubs are raising money for Red Cross Floods Appeal

If you ever needed an excuse to head to the pub, this is it.

It’s time to fire up the group chat and hit up the pub this month as Aussie pubs do their bit to help Australian flood victims.

In the last few weeks, our country has seen downpours reaching near-record levels, leading to some of the worst floods in Queensland and NSW in decades.

While we are all likely to feel powerless in ways that we can help from afar, floods can cause significant losses of shelter and essential possessions, and donating money can help cover the cost – or at the very least ease the burden – of these losses.

To do just that, Australian Venue Co has just launched a new nationwide initiative ‘Beers With Mates’ to raise funds to assist those affected by these catastrophic floods.

Until 31st March, $1 from schooners and $2 from pint sales of select beers purchased will be donated to the Red Cross Qld and NSW Floods Appeal.

The fundraising efforts will help the Red Cross to enable volunteers and staff at relief centres and outreach services, support people and communities in the hardest-hit areas around Queensland and New South Wales to recover while building resilience to disasters and providing financial relief to flood-affected people.

With over 180 venues across Australia, it is hoped many thousands of dollars will be donated through the Beers for Mates campaign.

In Victoria, New South Wales, South Australia and Western Australia, donations will come from the sales of Furphy beer, while in Queensland and Northern Territory the fundraising will be through sales of XXXX Gold purchases.

For those in Victoria, Melbourne has nearly 50 participating pubs, including Fargo and Co, Imperial Hotel, State of Grace, The Hawthorne Hotel, The Provincial and Anglers Tavern, among others.

“Australian Venue Co is proud to be able to do what it can to help those in need,” said Paul Waterson, CEO at Australian Venue Co.

“We want to do our part to support those communities in need during this challenging time.  We know our customers feel the same way, so this initiative gives them the opportunity to raise vital funds while enjoying a beer at their local.”

The Beers for Mates fundraising will be across all Australian Venue Co pubs and bars nationwide until 31st March.

To find the nearest Australian Venue Co pub or bar, visit