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Disaster Response and Recovery

In an emergency, we all need someone to turn to. Help Red Cross be there.

Your donation to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund powers the work of Red Cross emergency teams.

Whether it’s a bushfire, a flood, a cyclone or any other emergency, we’re here to help.

And we’re here for everyone – from the survivors to the firefighters.

That’s why we need you. 

From 3 February 2021 to 18 February, all donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund were ringfenced to support our work in WA, including our teams working on the ground in response to the Perth Hills (Wooroloo) bushfire.

Our fund has now reverted to help people during disasters and other emergencies in Australia. If you want to donate to support our emergency work in WA specifically, please call 1800 733 276.

How does my donation help?

Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery fund power the work of Red Cross emergency teams. 

Our emergency teams are experts in their field, staff and volunteers alike. Many of them have lived through emergencies themselves. 

With disasters increasing in size and frequency, it costs around $4 to $5 million each year to keep our teams in the field. We rely on donations for this work. 

Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery fund enable Red Cross teams to do their work: preparing people for emergencies, providing comfort and care when they happen, and supporting them as they recover afterwards.  

Disaster Response and Recovery

Your donation means Red Cross can be there to help people during disasters and other emergencies in Australia. It enables us to prepare people, provide comfort and care during a disaster or emergency, and support recovery.

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Donations above $2 are tax-deductible in Australia. You will receive a receipt in your name in an email when you donate online.

Australian Red Cross will not deduct more than 10 per cent of money raised to cover indirect essential costs such as collecting and administrating donations, IT costs and overheads.

Should the funds raised exceed the cost of our emergency services, the excess will be used to support our everyday work with the most vulnerable people in Australia.

Thousands of generous people gave in response to the Black Summer bushfires. Perhaps you were one of them and already know how grateful we are.

Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery fund before July 2019 have been supporting our response to the Australian Bushfires 2019/20. They are helping people affected by those particular fires: as grants that help them cope with financial hardship, repair their homes and re-establish a safe place to live, and through longer-term recovery programs in each community. See your generosity in action.

The fires at Wooroloo are now contained and under control. All roads have reopened and there is currently no threat to properties. Red Cross work has now moved from emergency response into the recovery phase. Thanks to the generous donations of so many people from all across the country, our Disaster Response and Recovery fund raised $983,000 for the WA fires. 

This money went to our emergency response teams working on the ground during the fires and will help fund a long term recovery program for those communities who have been affected by this disaster.

From 3 February 2021 to 18 February, all donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery Fund were ringfenced to support our work in WA, including our teams working on the ground in response to the Perth Hills (Wooroloo) bushfire.

Our fund has now reverted to help people during disasters and other emergencies in Australia. If you want to donate to support our emergency work in WA specifically, please call 1800 733 276.