Firefighters across NSW have been faced with some of the toughest conditions in history as some areas face catastrophic fire condition for the very first time. 

While many of us have donated and offered our assistance to those in need, Sydney’s Milky Lane is doing their bit by offering firefighters and volunteer firefighters free meals at all their restaurants.

“For the foreseeable future and until things return to normal on the East Coast, we’d love to offer our men and women on the frontline a place to take a quick time out, grab a burger, some fries and a drink ON US as our way of saying THANK YOU for everything that you’re doing,” the burger chain wrote on Instagram.

“You are welcome at ANY of our stores at any time of day or night and we will do our best to show our appreciation for your life saving efforts, day after day, fighting ferocious fires and putting yourself in danger to better our own chances of survival/save our properties and rescuing our wildlife who are burning alive by the second.

“We are in the midst of a catastrophic disaster and whilst we understand that this isn’t in any way a solution to what’s happening at the moment, we hope that we can provide a temporary escape to unwind for a brief moment if you’re given the opportunity to do so.

Thank you for everything that you’re doing for Australia – WE APPRECIATE YOU.”


Milky Lane restaurants can be found in Bondi, Coogee, Cronulla, Kings Cross, Newcastle, Crows Nest and Parramatta.

Click here for more information on how you can help, and all the emergency services available.