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What is Red Cross membership?

Red Cross membership is for anyone with an eagerness to help others, a curiosity to know more and a desire to experience the power of humanity.

Join Red Cross as member for the chance to know more than what you hear on the news. If you see a humanitarian crisis - a war overseas, a natural disaster in Australia, local people doing it tough - as a Red Cross member you will know not only the problem, but you can be part of the solution.

Red Cross members are part of the inside story.

What do Red Cross members do?

There is no one way to be a Red Cross member, and no one description of what they do. As a member it's up to choose how you get involved with Red Cross. One thing all our members can do, if they choose, is participate in the annual elections to appoint our Board members. All members also receive discounts at our Red Cross shops.

Some of the ways you can get involved as a member:

  • Be a Red Cross Champion - If you don't have time to actively be involved, you can simply join as a member, read our e-newsletter or attend our AGM.
  • Be a virtual supporter - Follow us on Facebook and Twitter - join in the conversation and share our stories with your online network.
  • Join a branch - meet regularly with like-minded people to share friendship, plan events, and learn about Red Cross together. Find a branch near you »
  • Volunteer with local programs - You might want to become an Emergency Services volunteer, work in a Red Cross Shop, call older people living alone to check on their wellbeing, or volunteer with any of the programs Red Cross provides. Learn more about volunteering »
  • Hold fundraisers - Get a group of friends together to raise money for our vital work. Join Red Cross Calling in March, or the Big Cake Bake in August or come up with your own creative way to fundraise anytime of the year. Learn more about fundraising »

Join us and celebrate the Power of Humanity

Select the membership category that best suits you from the options below.

Individual

General Membership of Red Cross for an individual

$20 per year (1 July to 30 June)

You'll receive:

  • An invitation to the Red Cross Annual General Meeting in your state or territory
  • A membership card
  • Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • Membership Matters e-newsletter

Apply online

Concession / Young Humanitarian

General Membership of Red Cross for a young person (under 30) or concessional card holder

$5 per year (1 July to 30 June)

You'll receive:

  • An invitation to the Red Cross Annual General Meeting in your state or territory
  • A membership card
  • Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • Membership Matters e-newsletter

Apply online

Branch / Unit / Club Member

Members within our Branches / Units / Clubs work together to support the work of Red Cross

$5 per year (1 July to 30 June)

You'll receive:

  • An invitation to the Red Cross Annual General Meeting in your state or territory
  • A membership card
  • Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • Membership Matters e-newsletter

Apply online

Solferino Member

The Solferino Membership is named after the place where the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement began over 150 years ago.

$20 membership fee +$80 donation per year (1 July to 30 June)

You'll receive:

  • An invitation to the Red Cross Annual General Meeting in your state or territory
  • A membership card
  • Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • Membership Matters e-newsletter
  • A subscription to Humanitarian magazine

Apply online

Henry Dunant Member

Henry Dunant was the founder of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

$20 membership fee +$480 donation per year (1 July to 30 June)

You'll receive:

  • An invitation to the Red Cross Annual General Meeting in your state or territory
  • An invitation to the Annual General Meeting of the Council
  • VIP invitations to attend Centenary 2014 events
  • A membership card
  • Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • Membership Matters e-newsletter
  • A subscription to Humanitarian magazine

Apply online

Free Individual Membership

  • If you commit to volunteer more than 20 hours of your time to our services in the coming financial year.
  • If you have made a donation of $1000 or more in the current financial year, you are eligible for complementary membership.
  • To apply for free individual membership, contact us by phone or mail (see below).

To become a member by phone, simply call 1800 811 700 and speak to our friendly team.

To become a member by mail, download the application form, print and complete it and mail to the address supplied on the form.


Join Red Cross today!

Newsletter

Members and volunteers newsletter

Highlighting the work of Red Cross people for members and volunteers, the newsletter is a digital magazine designed for easy reading on desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones. Read it now »

Centenary book

The Power of Humanity

"The Power of Humanity", a history of Australian Red Cross by Melanie Oppenheimer $59.95.