As bushfires affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, Red Cross is right there, providing practical, local support where it's needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.
It’s all thanks to people like you.
Learn more about what Red Cross is doing and how your donations are helping in our regular updates.
In January of this year, funds to our Disaster Relief and Recovery fund started to significantly increase. We made the following public commitments about the use of donations made to the fund from July 1, 2019:
Supporting people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs
Psychological first aid to reduce trauma
Emergency assistance (including cash grants to people who have lost homes in these bushfires)
Supporting Red Cross volunteers and covering their expenses
Longer-term recovery programs in disaster-affected communities
Helping families and communities prepare for disasters
Essential costs like transport, office space, finance and IT systems
Please note donations are in Australian Dollars (AUD).
Donations of AUD$2 or more are tax-deductible for Australian taxation purposes. You will receive a receipt by email. Red Cross is unable to provide advice to overseas donors regarding the tax-deductibility status of their donations.
Immediate assistance grants are available for people directly affected by the bushfires. More at redcross.org.au/grants.
You can see current Red Cross volunteering opportunities or register your interest in assisting Red Cross disaster relief and recovery work at redcross.org.au/volunteering.
Donations of clothing are accepted at Red Cross Shops. To find a Red Cross Shop near you, visit redcross.org.au/stores.
Red Cross is unable to accept or distribute donated goods during an emergency. Please visit Foodbank or GIVIT to match your donation of goods to identified needs in bushfire affected communities.
Your donation means we can be there as soon as an emergency strikes in Australia and further afield. With your support we can help communities to prepare, respond and recover from disasters.
Unfortunately, this appeal is no longer available.