Kylie Minogue and her family have donated $500,000 (£265,000) to charities including Red Cross Australia as bushfires continue to rage in her home country. 

The 51-year-old popstar shared news of her donation on Instagram alongside a snap of herself taken during a visit to Australia in 2019. 

She wrote next to the snap: “Last year I had the incredible opportunity of visiting some of the many beautiful places in my homeland for the first time.

“Returning home to such devastation throughout much of the country is heartbreaking.”

“As a family, we’ve donated $500,000 towards the immediate firefighting efforts and the ongoing support which will be required,” she continued. 

“Big or small, from near or far, any support will help those affected by the devastating bushfires.

“With love, The Minogue Family.”

Kylie Minogue – In pictures

Kylie Minogue – In pictures

1/52 2019

Kylie Minogue performing on the Pyramid Stage on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Kylie Minogue in her ‘I should be so lucky’ video

3/52 2000

Kylie Minogue in her ‘Spinning around’ video

4/52 2001

Kylie Minogue in her ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ video
Kylie Minogue as a judge on ‘The Voice’
Kylie Minogue arrives at Heathrow in 1988 to appear on The Royal Variety Performance
Kylie Minogue as Charlene Mitchell with Jason Donovon as Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Kylie Minogue bows her head during the funeral service for her ex-boy friend Aussie rock singer Michael Hutchence in St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney Australia
Kylie Minogue performs during the opening of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games at Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Australia
Kylie Minogue sings a duet with Kermit the Frog on ‘An Audience with Kylie Minogue’
Justin Timberlake and Kylie Minogue perform at the 2003 Brit Awards in London
Winner of best Dance Recording Musical Artist Kylie Minogue poses backstage in the Pressroom at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

14/52 2005

A poster promoting Australian singer Kylie Minogue’s forthcoming tour is labelled with a postponed banner in Sydney Australia. Minogue postponed the Australian leg of her world “Showgirl” tour after she was diagnosed with breast cancer

15/52 2006

Kylie Minogue attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2006/07 Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week at Pelouse de St Cloud

16/52 2006

Kylie Minogue performs on stage for the opening night of her Showgirl Homecoming Tour at the Sydney Entertainment Centre o in Sydney
Kylie Minogue appears at a photo call to launch her new fragrance Darling by Coty in Sydney, Australia
Kylie Minogue attends a signing of her new book ‘The Showgirl Princess’ at Waterstone’s Oxford Street

19/52 2007

A scented waxwork of Kylie Minogue is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. The waxwork is scented with Kylies own signature perfume ‘Darling’

20/52 2007

Kylie Minogue arrives at the Dolce & Gabbana Party held at the Baoli Restaurant during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival
Kylie Minogue performs on stage at the BRIT Awards 2008 at Earls Court in London
Kylie Minogue poses with the award for International Female Solo Artist during the Brit Awards 2008 at Earls Court in London
Kylie Minogue performs at the O2 Arena in London

24/52 2008

Kylie Minogue poses for photographs with Beefeaters after receiving her Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Prince of Wales for services to music, at Buckingham Palace
Kylie Minogue performs on stage in Paris
Kylie Minogue poses in the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 Press Room at the Royal Opera House in London

27/52 2009

Dannii Minogue joins her sister and guest judge Kylie Minogue on ‘The X Factor’ for Judge’s Home

28/52 2010

Kylie Minogue guest stars on ‘The X Factor’ Results Show Live

29/52 2010

Kylie Minogue attends the 2010 amFAR New York Inspiration Gala at The New York Public Library
Kylie Minogue poses in the winners room at the National Movie Awards 2010 at the Royal Festival Hall in London
Kylie Minogue receives a Honorary Degree at angela ruskin university on October 5, 2011 in Chelmsford, England

32/52 2012

Queen Elizabeth II greets Australian singer Kylie Minogue after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

33/52 2012

Australian singer Kylie Minogue performs during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace

34/52 2014

Kylie Minogue performs at Echo Arena in Liverpool
Kylie Minogue as a judge on ‘The Voice’
Kylie Minogue attends the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum in London
Kylie Minogue as a judge on ‘The Voice’
Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones attend the red carpet launch for “The Voice UK” at BBC Broadcasting House
Kylie Minogue performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park
Kylie Minogue performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park
Kylie and Dannii Minogue lit up the stage with ‘100 Degrees’ on The X Factor Australia final. It was first time in 29 years they have performed together

42/52 2015

Kylie Minogue attends ROCA PATRON TEQUILA at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles, California
Kylie Minogue visits the Kylie Minogue wax figure special seasonal set at Madame Tussauds in London
Kylie Minogue attends the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena in London
Kylie Minogue performs on stage
Kylie Minogue performs on stage during day one of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit

47/52 2016

Kylie Minogue attends the “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London

48/52 2016

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse attend an intimate performance with Kylie Minogue at The Ivy to kick off The Ivy 100 Centenary celebrations

49/52 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Britain-Australia Society, presents Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016 during a private audience in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire

50/52 2018

Kylie Minogue arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena
Kylie Minogue performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday
Kylie Minogue performs at the the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019
Kylie Minogue performing on the Pyramid Stage on the fifth day of the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm in Somerset
Kylie Minogue in her ‘I should be so lucky’ video

3/52 2000

Kylie Minogue in her ‘Spinning around’ video
Kylie Minogue in her ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’ video
Kylie Minogue as a judge on ‘The Voice’
Kylie Minogue arrives at Heathrow in 1988 to appear on The Royal Variety Performance
Kylie Minogue as Charlene Mitchell with Jason Donovon as Scott Robinson in Neighbours
Kylie Minogue bows her head during the funeral service for her ex-boy friend Aussie rock singer Michael Hutchence in St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney Australia
Kylie Minogue performs during the opening of the Sydney 2000 Paralympic Games at Sydney Olympic Park, Sydney Australia
Kylie Minogue sings a duet with Kermit the Frog on ‘An Audience with Kylie Minogue’
Justin Timberlake and Kylie Minogue perform at the 2003 Brit Awards in London
Winner of best Dance Recording Musical Artist Kylie Minogue poses backstage in the Pressroom at the 46th Annual Grammy Awards held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California

14/52 2005

A poster promoting Australian singer Kylie Minogue’s forthcoming tour is labelled with a postponed banner in Sydney Australia. Minogue postponed the Australian leg of her world “Showgirl” tour after she was diagnosed with breast cancer

15/52 2006

Kylie Minogue attends the Chanel Haute Couture Fall-Winter 2006/07 Fashion show during Paris Fashion Week at Pelouse de St Cloud

16/52 2006

Kylie Minogue performs on stage for the opening night of her Showgirl Homecoming Tour at the Sydney Entertainment Centre o in Sydney
Kylie Minogue appears at a photo call to launch her new fragrance Darling by Coty in Sydney, Australia
Kylie Minogue attends a signing of her new book ‘The Showgirl Princess’ at Waterstone’s Oxford Street

19/52 2007

A scented waxwork of Kylie Minogue is unveiled at Madame Tussauds in London. The waxwork is scented with Kylies own signature perfume ‘Darling’

20/52 2007

Kylie Minogue arrives at the Dolce & Gabbana Party held at the Baoli Restaurant during the 60th International Cannes Film Festival
Kylie Minogue performs on stage at the BRIT Awards 2008 at Earls Court in London
Kylie Minogue poses with the award for International Female Solo Artist during the Brit Awards 2008 at Earls Court in London
Kylie Minogue performs at the O2 Arena in London

24/52 2008

Kylie Minogue poses for photographs with Beefeaters after receiving her Order of the British Empire (OBE) from the Prince of Wales for services to music, at Buckingham Palace
Kylie Minogue performs on stage in Paris
Kylie Minogue poses in the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2009 Press Room at the Royal Opera House in London

27/52 2009

Dannii Minogue joins her sister and guest judge Kylie Minogue on ‘The X Factor’ for Judge’s Home

28/52 2010

Kylie Minogue guest stars on ‘The X Factor’ Results Show Live

29/52 2010

Kylie Minogue attends the 2010 amFAR New York Inspiration Gala at The New York Public Library
Kylie Minogue poses in the winners room at the National Movie Awards 2010 at the Royal Festival Hall in London
Kylie Minogue receives a Honorary Degree at angela ruskin university on October 5, 2011 in Chelmsford, England

32/52 2012

Queen Elizabeth II greets Australian singer Kylie Minogue after the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall in London

33/52 2012

Australian singer Kylie Minogue performs during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace
Kylie Minogue performs at Echo Arena in Liverpool
Kylie Minogue as a judge on ‘The Voice’
Kylie Minogue attends the British Fashion Awards at London Coliseum in London
Kylie Minogue as a judge on ‘The Voice’
Will.i.am, Ricky Wilson, Kylie Minogue and Sir Tom Jones attend the red carpet launch for “The Voice UK” at BBC Broadcasting House
Kylie Minogue performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park
Kylie Minogue performs during the Closing Ceremony for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games at Hampden Park
Kylie and Dannii Minogue lit up the stage with ‘100 Degrees’ on The X Factor Australia final. It was first time in 29 years they have performed together

42/52 2015

Kylie Minogue attends ROCA PATRON TEQUILA at the 23rd Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards Viewing Party in Los Angeles, California
Kylie Minogue visits the Kylie Minogue wax figure special seasonal set at Madame Tussauds in London
Kylie Minogue attends the BRIT Awards 2016 at The O2 Arena in London
Kylie Minogue performs on stage
Kylie Minogue performs on stage during day one of the Singapore Formula One Grand Prix at Marina Bay Street Circuit

47/52 2016

Kylie Minogue attends the “Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie” World Premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square in London

48/52 2016

Kylie Minogue and Joshua Sasse attend an intimate performance with Kylie Minogue at The Ivy to kick off The Ivy 100 Centenary celebrations

49/52 2017

The Duke of Edinburgh, Patron of the Britain-Australia Society, presents Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society Award for 2016 during a private audience in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle, in Berkshire

50/52 2018

Kylie Minogue arrives for the 2018 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena
Kylie Minogue performs at the Royal Albert Hall in London for a star-studded concert to celebrate the Queen’s 92nd birthday
Kylie Minogue performs at the the GQ Men Of The Year Awards 2019

Speaking on stage at the event, Cate Blanchett said: “I wanted to do a special call out to the volunteer firefighters who have been at the centre of battling the climate disaster that is facing Australia.

“When one country faces a climate disaster, we all face a climate disaster.”

Russell Crowe was triumphant in the Best Actor in a Limited Series category but the actor was not in attendance as he was “at home in Australia, protecting his family from the devastating bushfires.”
 

Jennifer Aniston read out a message on behalf, which said: “Make no mistake, the tragedy unfolding in Australia is climate change-based. 

“We need to act based on science, move our global workforce to renewable energy and respect our planet for the unique and amazing place it is.

““That way, we all have a future. Thank you.”

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