Esperance concert raises thousands for bushfire relief

The Esperance Bushfire Relief Concert raised a staggering $14,300 to help rural families rebuild in the wake of the national bushfire crisis.

The Shire of Esperance initiative drew a crowd of more than 1,500 people to the Soundshell on January 12, in support of volunteer organisation Blaze Aid.

The bustling crowd was entertained by eight talented musicians while they enjoyed Fish Face fish and chips and a sausage sizzle prepared by the 503 Army Cadets.

Members of the Esperance Volunteer Fire and Rescue Service were also on hand to collect the ample donations.

Esperance Volunteer Resource Centre coordinator Erica Austen said the event organisers were "really pleased with the turnout".

"Going over $10,000 is just amazing, but not overly surprising from our generous community," she said.

Ms Austen said Blaze Aid was close to the community's heart after assisting local farmers to rebuild fences and infrastructure following the devastating 2015 fires.

"Blaze Aid don't just build a fence, they help an individual or family to overcome what seems to like a mammoth task," she said.

"It's more about getting together and doing something that can't be done.

"They help those individual farmers with the seemingly insurmountable task of re-fencing their properties."