A nine-year-old visiting his grandparents at Beauty Point has decided to spend his holidays helping those in dire straits from the bushfires that have engulfed much of Australia.
Oliver Wallace, originally of Melbourne, has been raising money for bushfire campaigns by washing the cars of Beauty Point residents.
Mother Liz Wallace said Oliver was already washing cars over the holidays, and recently decided to raise money for a worthy cause.
"Over the last few days he's decided he wants to help people in danger from the bushfires," Ms Wallace said.
"Then we made some flyers and put them around town and it's really blown up."
Money raised by Oliver will be split evenly and donated to the Australian Red Cross and WIRES Wildlife Rescue appeals.
More than 20 people have died in bushfires across Australia with about half a billion animals also believed to have perished.
"He was particularly concerned about the millions of animals that have died from the fires, such as the koalas ... the evocative images from the fires really struck home with him," Ms Wallace said.