What we do

Australian Red Cross is a volunteer-based organisation that exists to reduce human suffering.

With 110 years’ experience and a community of 20,000+ members and volunteers, we act locally and connect globally to deliver what’s needed, when it’s needed most.

Disasters and emergencies in Australia
Communities are prepared and resilient to the increasing number of climate-related disasters and other emergencies.
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International disasters
In Asia Pacific and globally, communities have an increased capacity to prepare for, anticipate, respond to and recover from disasters and crises.
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Migrants in transition
Refugees, people seeking asylum and people in immigration detention experience a safe, fair, welcoming and inclusive world.
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Laws of war
Better humanitarian outcomes are reached for people and communities impacted by armed conflicts.
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First Nations peoples
First Nations peoples and communities build on their strengths to lead systematic changes and have more opportunities to shape their own futures.
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Community services
People falling through the gaps, including those experiencing homelessness and loneliness are supported, feel included and empowered in society.
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Life-giving blood, plasma, transplantation and biological products for world-leading health outcomes.
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