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Here's exactly how you can help victims of the NSW and QLD floods.

Right now, South-east Queensland and Northern NSW are enduring some of the worst floods we've seen in their history.

Houses are being swallowed by flood water, families are stranded on their roofs, businesses are being destroyed and locals are rescuing strangers in boats.

Thousands have fled their homes, a dozen have died and many are still missing. 

In Queensland, nine people have lost their lives, as more than 15,000 homes in Brisbane, 3600 in Gympie, 200 in Logan and at least 150 in Ipswich have been damaged. 

In NSW, at least three people have died in flood water, which has severely hit the northern NSW town of Lismore and is on its way to Ballina.

If you're still in the dry, there's a lot you can do to help.

Here are just some of the ways you can support Aussies affected by NSW and Queensland's floods. 

Donate to charities and fundraisers. 

Vinnies

St Vincent de Paul Society have launched two flood appeals to help support recovery efforts in NSW and Queenland.  

Donations can help provide emergency groceries, clothing, furniture, cover bills and fund a family's rent. 

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You can donate to NSW's flood appeal here and Queensland's here. 

The Salvation Army  

The Salvation Army are running an appeal to raise funds for residents in both NSW and Queensland. 

Donations can help provide food, clothing, toiletries, bedding, furniture, school supplies to those affected and help with the recovery effort ahead. 

You can donate to the Salvos here. 

GIVIT

GIVIT have partnered with the Queensland and NSW government to manage donated goods, services, volunteering and funds to help locals access exactly what they need right now. 

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You can find a list of items you can donate towards on their website. 

GoFundMe

GoFundMe have released a list of verified fundraisers you can donate to on the GoFundMe Flood Relief Hub.

So far, over $500,000 has been raised across more than 150 GoFundMe fundraisers to help those in Queensland and NSW. Another GoFundMe has been set up by Khadija Gbla, organising a flood relief campaign that is assisting all who are affected, including local Indigenous communities: if you would like to contribute to the GoFundMe, click here.

Donate requested goods. 

While charities are grateful for donated items, it can be unhelpful to inundate volunteers with unrequested donations. Instead, look out for specific call outs from charities so those affected can access exactly what they need during this time.

For Artists Only

Sydney and Byron Bay women's clothing store For Artists Only are collecting donations for families affected by the floods. 

At the time of publication, they have stopped accepting clothing, but are still asking for food, toiletries, essential medicines, towels, cleaning products, pet food and electrical items. 

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Volunteer if you're on the ground. 

Mud Army 2.0

If you're in Brisbane, the city council is calling on volunteers to join a revival of the Mud Army, which helped clean up the city following the 2011 floods. 

You can register to join the Mud Army 2.0 on the council's website to lend a hand to residents and businesses in need. 

Feature Image: Getty/Mamamia.