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When you become a Red Cross member, you're joining one of the largest and oldest humanitarian organisations in the world.

We've been in Australia for more than 95 years, and our mission has remained the same from the beginning: to improve the lives of vulnerable people, regardless of race, religion, political affiliation or geography.

We do this by harnessing the extraordinary Power of Humanity. Time and again, we've seen this power at work. Whether it's following a massive natural disaster which affects thousands, even millions of lives, or the everyday disasters which can befall an individual or family, Red Cross plays a vital role in the community.

"I've had the opportunity to learn a huge range of skills, meet some truly wonderful and inspiring people. We all know that giving is better than receiving - but with Red Cross I get to do both." - Tim, 24, student

By becoming a Red Cross member, you have an opportunity to:

  • be part of the world's largest humanitarian organisation, with millions of members and volunteers in 188 countries
  • uphold and promote our Principles in everyday life
  • volunteer your time, or resources, and promote our work to your family, friends, workplace and community
  • become a voting member and help shape the future of Australia's largest and most trusted charity
  • share in the successes and triumphs of our work as an active contributor
  • join us in celebrating and growing the Power of Humanity

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Everything we do is guided by the seven Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. When you become a member, you agree to uphold these Principles along with every other Red Cross member around the globe.

"Red Cross is there for everyone, across Australia and the world. I am honoured to belong to this wonderful organisation and as a member and volunteer I hope to 'show the face' of Red Cross to the wider community." - Margaret, 64, retired

Grow

As a Red Cross member, you'll have the opportunity to grow personally by being part of a global Movement of like-minded people. And you'll be helping us grow the Power of Humanity by showing what can be done in the face of adversity and disaster when people care enough to come together for the benefit of others.

"I admire the impartiality of Red Cross and its ability to be involved in all situations because of this. Much of the good Red Cross does is unpublicised behind closed doors, and it's only in times of disaster that people come to recognise how powerful and supporting an organisastion Red Cross really is." - Akash, 23, business analyst

Join us and celebrate the Power of Humanity!

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

2 Use this button apply online.

3 To join by mail, download, print and complete the application form. Send your to application to the address supplied on the form.

Membership options

Branch | Unit | Club Member

$5/year

You'll receive:

  • an invitation to the Red Cross AGM in your State or Territory
  • a Membership card
  • regular Member & Volunteer newsletter

Individual | Young Humanitarian | Concession Member

Individual Member $20/year
Young Humanitarian $5/year
Concession Member $5/year

You'll receive:

  • an invitation to the Red Cross AGM in your State or Territory
  • a Membership card
  • regular Member & Volunteer newsletter

Solferino Member

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

$20+$80/year

You'll receive:

  • an invitation to the Red Cross Annual General Meeting in your State or Territory
  • a Membership card
  • regular Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • a subscription to The Humanitarian magazine

If you wish to be a Solferino Member, Red Cross encourages you to make an $80 donation.

Henri Dunant Member

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

$20+$480/year

You'll receive:

  • an invitation to the Red Cross AGM 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
  • Regular Member & Volunteer newsletter
  • a subscription to The Humanitarian magazine

If you wish to be a Henri Dunant Member, Red Cross encourages you to make a $480 donation.

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 are an Honorary Annual Member (if you have made a donation of $1000 or more in the current financial year)

 

All Red Cross Members enjoy discounts in Red Cross stores.

Contact us

For more information you can send an email or contact the membership coordinator in your state.

ACT Phone 02 6234 7604 Email

NSW Phone 02 9229 4281 Email

QLD Phone 07 3367 7454 Email

SA Phone 08 8100 4660 Email 

TAS Phone 03 6431 1848 Email  

VIC Phone 03 8327 7984 Email 

WA Phone 08 9225 1966 Email


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