We are Red Cross

We are Australian Red Cross.

We are a movement of people, we help Australians act for humanity.

Each in our own way, and together with communities and partners, we give each action a far greater impact.

When disasters strike, we’re on the ground and on the phones. We help people find shelter, find support, and find their loved ones.

We walk respectfully with First Nations peoples, towards a brighter and more equitable future.

When people come to Australia seeking safety, we help them make ends meet, settle into their new communities, and search for loved ones gone missing.

We help to promote respect for the laws of war, protecting humanity in times of war and preventing the misuse of the symbol that saves lives in armed conflict – the red cross emblem.

And, we stand with people for whom life has been unjust.

Our purpose

Bringing people and communities together in times of need and building on community strengths. We do this by mobilising the power of humanity.

Our vision

Trusted as the leading humanitarian organisation, making a genuine difference in the lives of people and communities.

ABOUT USWhat we do

Red Cross mobilises the power of humanity to bring people and communities together in times of need and builds on community strengths.

ABOUT USHow we work
How we work is as important as what we do. Our guidelines apply to all our programs and services and inform all our work.
ABOUT USHow we're run
Learn more about the governance and management of Australian Red Cross. Read annual reports, social policy statements and more.
ABOUT USWhat we stand for
In all activities our volunteers, members and staff are guided by the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
ABOUT USWe're part of a worldwide Movement
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a global humanitarian network of 80 million people that helps those facing disaster, conflict and health and social problems.
ABOUT USOur history and heritage
View a timeline of Australian Red Cross and learn about our heritage collection.
The emblems
These protective symbols are central to the laws of war.

They mean Don't shoot - we are not part of the fight in every language.
Ethical framework
Our shared understanding of the values and principles Red Cross People commit to upholding, and to which we all hold ourselves and others accountable.
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Client service charter
Our client service charter sets out your rights and how you will be treated when you take part in any Red Cross program or service.
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Reports and research
Annual reports, research papers, evaluations and reports.
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Modern slavery statement
Our efforts to identify, manage and mitigate the specific risks of modern slavery in our operations.
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