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Every donation makes a difference

Your ongoing donation will bring hope to people facing tough times.

Every day Red Cross defends the dignity, safety and wellbeing of all people, no matter who they are, no matter where they live.

We don’t discriminate. We help irrespective of nationality, gender, age, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. We care for the isolated and elderly, the homeless, communities who’ve been hit by bushfires and villages who don’t have access to safe clean water.

When you join our team of regular donors you’re helping make sure we can be there when we are needed most - bringing hope and support to people in Australia and across the Asia Pacific.

Bring hope to people facing tough times

Regular Giving Website Donation

Your donation will help Red Cross support the most vulnerable people in our local communities, here in Australia and across the Asia Pacific.

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How can my monthly donations help?

  • $1.75 a day can help provide clean water to a poor community

  • $1.40 a day can help a young person facing homelessness get back on their feet

  • $2.10 a day can help provide a reassuring phone call to an isolated and vulnerable person

FAQ's

Our regular donors help change lives every day, through an ongoing donation to Australian Red Cross either by credit card or direct debit. Their continued support means Red Cross can be there for people facing crisis in Australia and beyond, for many years to come.

The easiest and most cost-effective way to sign up is online. You can also phone our Customer Care Team on 1800 811 700. You can nominate the donation amount to be automatically deducted from your bank account or credit card every four weeks and you can contact us to cease your future contributions at any time.

Yes. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement that details all of your transactions with Australian Red Cross for those 12 months. We send our donor receipts annually to save on our administration costs, however you can request a receipt at any time by contacting us on 1800 811 700.

No. Your regular charitable donations are not tied to any one specific program, the donations go wherever the need is greatest and supports overall Red Cross work.

Every day of the year, you could be helping families rebuild their lives after a natural disaster, ensuring elderly Australians receive a daily phone call to check they’re OK and helping bring clean water and health programs to communities across the Asia Pacific region.

Our regular donors generate half of our fundraising revenue and is also our most cost-effective income source. Once a donor signs up through our website, it costs us just 8 cents in the dollar to process their ongoing donations, send regular updates and run the program.

Your donations will be deducted on the date you nominate or the nearest business day.

We count on our regular donors to be able to plan ahead and continue to provide support to help people in crisis every minute of every day – we are determined to be there for the long haul. When you pledge to donate regularly, you enable us to: 

  • more effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing that we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make a lasting impact for those in need.
  • ensure Red Cross volunteers and trained staff are able to continue to be there – every day – bringing help where it's needed most in Australia and across our region.
  • respond to people in crisis wherever it is most urgently required at the time.

You might also find that a smaller monthly donation can be less of a burden on your budget than a larger one-off gift. 

Please note that credit card is Australian Red Cross’ preferred method for payment.

To change any of your details, including updating your credit card or address, please provide your name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details in a letter or email to:

Email us 
Mail: GPO Box 2957 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Call our Customer Care Team on 1800 811 700.

If you would like to cancel your regular donations, please provide your full name, supporter ID (if known), phone number and mailing address in a letter or email to:

Email
Mail: GPO Box 2957 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Or call our Customer Care Team on 1800 811 700.

On receipt, your recurring donation will be cancelled from the following payment. Please note, you have the option to pause your regular donation for a few months, for example if your financial situation has changed temporarily. To do this, please contact our Customer Care Team on the number above and advise them of how long you’d like to put your monthly donations on hold.

We know a high proportion of Australians are paid on a fortnightly basis, so we changed our donation payment schedule to reflect this - giving those who’ve recently signed up to regular giving the option of making a donation every 4 weeks. 

This gives our supporters more choice, so you can align your regular charity donation with your salary pay cycle, and choose when donations happen. 

Previously our regular givers were only able to make a donation on three days of every month: the 1st, 17th and 20th.

You can contact us in one of the following ways:

Email
Mail: GPO Box 2957 MELBOURNE VIC 3001
Or call our Customer Care Team on 1800 811 700.

Make regular donations through your pre-tax salary