How can I help?

Volunteer, donate, become a member, or leave a bequest.

Ways you can help

We greatly appreciate the generosity of individuals who wish to support our cause. Donations play a vital role in providing care and support for our animals in need.

There are many ways you can contribute to our efforts with your generous donation.  This can be an online monetary donation; providing necessary supplies for the Shelter; items for re-sale through our Op Shop; by becoming a Financial Member; making a Bequest in your Will and shopping at our Op Shop.

Your contribution, big or small, will directly benefit the well-being and ongoing care of NRAS animals by providing them with food, shelter, medical treatment and a chance to live their BEST LIFE.

Make an online donation

Direct Deposit details

Summerland Bank
Account: Northern Rivers Animal Services
BSB: 728 728
Account #: 2221 4082


Below is the current list of items required for our Shelter and Op Shop. Kindly ensure that all food supplies are unopened, and recycled items are clean and in good condition.

Shelter supplies

Come to our Shelter, located at 61 Piper Drive, Ballina during opening hours (weekdays 10:00am – 4:00pm) or call us on 6681 1860 to make alternative arrangements.

Unopened pet food & treats

Parasite prevention products

Pet Products

Op Shop

The Op Shop operates six days a week: Weekdays 10:00am – 3:00pm and Saturday’s 10:00am – 2:00pm. We welcome donations of clean items in good, saleable condition with our Donation Drop Off days being Tuesday, Thursday & Saturday.

  • Books
  • Bric-a-brac
  • Clothing
  • Crockery
  • Cutlery
  • Furniture (Small) and some large items*
  • Handbags
  • Manchester
  • Music – including CDs, records & cassettes
  • DVDs
  • Shoes
  • Toys
  • Electrical items (in working condition)


For a small annual MEMBERSHIP fee, you become part of a like-minded community sharing their passion for animals and assisting NRAS to continue to house, feed and provide veterinary care. 

Become a member application

Fill out this form to apply

In Lieu of gifts & flowers

In lieu of a gift for your birthday or Christmas or instead of flowers at your funeral, ask your loved ones to make a donation to NRAS in your honour. 

Bequest: Your legacy – your will.

If you love animals and would like to leave your legacy, even after you’re gone, then talk to your Legal Representative about adding a special gift to your Will.  Your Bequest will ensure your kindness will leave a lasting impact and continue to support the animals in our care.