After servicing and rebuilding, the gear will be passed on to businesses, sole traders, schools and other organisation that lost IT equipment in the Queensland floods.
The team has a wide-ranging wish list: computers, servers, networking equipment, spare parts (including cases, hard drives, memory and cables), printers, phones/PBX systems, tools (to help with servicing the equipment), software, and "anything else you think will help."
Collection centres are being set up in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide - see the team's site for details. The team's phone number and email address are also shown on that page.
Additional volunteers are wanted to help prepare the equipment, and the team needs help transporting the gear to Queensland.
"This practical initiative gives the IT industry the opportunity to assist the rebuilding effort after this huge natural disaster - almost every activity involves information technology and hastening the ability of individuals and businesses to have their IT capability back up and running will be a significant enabler of the recovery," said Datacom group CEO Jonathan Ladd.