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A series of destructive earthquakes

Help Red Cross provide humanitarian relief and recovery for the people of Lombok, Indonesia

More than 600,000 people have been affected by a series of massive earthquakes on the island of Lombok, Indonesia, in the span of less than two weeks.

Indonesian Red Cross staff and volunteers have been quick to respond, with teams providing first aid, emergency shelter, assistance with evacuations and meeting basic humanitarian needs.

Australian Red Cross is supporting an international emergency appeal to assist relief and recovery work. Your donation will help provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected by these devastating earthquakes. 

From 9 to 23 August 2018, all donations to our Where it’s needed – International fund will go towards supporting Indonesian Earthquakes 2018. Please donate today.

Funds raised will help Red Cross provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected by Indonesian Earthquakes 2018. That support may include:

  • emergency relief and recovery assistance such as food, water, sanitation, shelter and health initiatives including blood
  • sending specialist aid workers to assist in initial assessment, relief, recovery and disaster and crisis management operations
  • working in affected areas to strengthen local resilience and deliver effective relief and recovery services.

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About the appeal

By phone
Donations can be made with a credit card by phoning 1800 RED CROSS (1800 733 276) from 9am to 5pm AEDT.

By mail
You can send a cheque or money order payable to 'Australian Red Cross' to:
Australian Red Cross, Supporter Services Centre
GPO Box 2957, Melbourne VIC 3001
Please include a note to specify your donation is for Indonesian Earthquakes.

Funds raised will assist Red Cross to provide humanitarian support to people and communities affected by Indonesian Earthquakes 2018. That support may include:

  • emergency relief and recovery assistance such as food, water, sanitation, shelter and health initiatives including blood
  • sending specialist aid workers to assist in initial assessment, relief, recovery and disaster and crisis management operations
  • working in affected areas to strengthen local resilience and deliver effective relief and recovery services.

Should the funds raised exceed the amount required to meet the emergency needs of people in affected areas or if there are changes in circumstances beyond Red Cross’ control, Red Cross will direct excess funds to responding to international crises and building resilience.

Red Cross will not use more than 10% of money raised by the Indonesian Earthquakes 2018 Appeal to cover indirect administrative and appeal costs such as receipting donations, IT costs and overheads. Any interest earned on donations will be invested back into the appeal.

Yes. Donations of $2 and above to this appeal are tax-deductible in Australia.

Thanks for your generosity but we are unable to send donated goods to the area. The cost of shipping and storing these products would far exceed the cost of buying items in bulk closer to the source. Here's more information.

Our Red Cross shops around the country will gratefully accept good-quality clothing and household items. These will be on-sold to raise funds to help people in Australia and further afield. Find a Red Cross Shop near you.

Thank you for your kind offer to volunteer. Australian Red Cross does not send volunteers overseas during a disaster or emergency response. In these instances, we would only send trained specialists who have experience working in international emergencies and with Red Cross.