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⚠️ Emergency information

For people affected by the bushfires in NSW, SA, VIC and WA. Register to let people know you’re OK. Find family and friends who have registered.

Whenever there’s a disaster, emergency or crisis, your support means Red Cross will be there.

Bushfire emergency grants

Grants are available if your home has been destroyed in a bushfire since July 2019.

Our response to the bushfires

17 January update: What Red Cross is doing to support communities affected by this summer's bushfires and how your donations are helping.

Australian bushfires: how we’re using funds

Our plan to help people and communities recover well.

Young people think a major war is likely in their lifetime

Almost half of all millennials think it’s more likely than not there will be a third world war in their lifetime, a new Red Cross survey finds.

This is what people go through in disasters

The whole range of human emotion is on show, right now, sometimes all at once. The very nature of emergency or disaster both takes away some of the boundaries, and sharpens the focus.

Leaving Mallacoota

Cut off from the world by fires, the only way out was by ship. Red Cross was there at every step.

Technical issues involving online donations on New Year’s Eve. Learn more »

Acknowledgement graphic

Red Cross pays our respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Custodians across this country, and to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Learn about our Reconciliation Action Plan and how we can all make reconciliation real.

This website may contain the names and/or images of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander individuals now deceased.