About Empty Esky
Empty Esky is a national tourism movement of foodies and adventurers on a mission to support small businesses affected by the Australian fires.
The Australian fires have had devastating effects on not only the environment, communities, animals and human life but also on the local economy and peoples’ livelihoods. We encourage everyone to grab an Empty Esky, embark on a road trip to a fire-affected town (when it’s safe to do so) and to stock up with produce and wares purchased from local traders.
Many of these small businesses rely on peak-tourism months to make their money in order to survive the quieter times of the year, however the bushfires have made it impossible for them to operate and generate a living.
Let’s come together to take the Empty Esky pledge! Commit to helping out our fellow neighbours and stimulating local fire-affected economies. It’s not only the right thing to do, it’s the Aussie thing to do.
Empty bags or empty stomachs are of course also welcome!
Founded by three friends, Erin, Elise and Eleanor — Empty Esky is entirely not-for-profit and run by a small team of volunteers.
How To Get Involved
If you’d like to pledge to visit a fire-affected town with your Empty Esky, or if your business has been impacted by the fires and you feel you would benefit from our support and are suited to a tourist , please register here.
Heading out on an Empty Esky road trip? Check out our map of fire-affected businesses and get planning.
Be safe! Always check for bushfire advice and updates with your local authority.
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