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When Red Cross calls, Australia answers.

This March, we're calling on you to get involved in Red Cross Calling. Whether you donate your time or money, you'll be helping people overcome crisis across Australia and further afield.

For 70 years, Red Cross has called on Australians to dig deep and support our vital everyday work. This year, we know that thousands of Red Cross members and supporters, community groups, schools, workplaces and individuals will carry on the tradition – collecting donations and holding fundraising events. We'd love for you to join us! So will you answer the call?

How can you get involved?

It’s simple! We need as many people as possible right around the nation to help us spread the word about the campaign and collect funds through family, friends and colleagues.

You can do this by going door to door in your neighbourhood, hosting an event of your own or holding a public coin collection in your workplace, town centre, school or local shopping centre. You can even join our online collection.

Once you register, Red Cross will provide you – and your team – with everything you need to make it a success! 

Who will you be helping?

Your generosity helps us be there for people at home and overseas. It can help us to respond in times of disaster, provide clean drinking water for a remote Pacific village, or help an elderly Australian to overcome personal hardship and disadvantage. We want to be able to answer the call when someone is in need. With your help, we can answer everyone, everywhere, every time.

Here are some stories from people who Red Cross was able to help, thanks to people like you.

Jean's Story

Genocide forced Jean to flee Rwanda as a child, and as a lawyer, his life in Africa was threatened. He fled to Australia for safety – and is thankful a local couple for helping him settle.

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Jan's Story

When Jan was diagnosed with cancer, she drove the arduous trip to and from hospital herself. But exhausted and nauseated from chemo, it soon became impossible. Relief came in the form of a friendly driver from the Red Cross patient driver service.

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John's Story

John’s life was turned upside down when Cyclone Debbie hit and the subsequent floods swept his small business. A Red Cross emergency volunteer checked in on him and made him realise someone cared, making the long road to recovery so much easier.

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Make a donation

We all lead busy lives, and we understand not everyone has the time to organise a fundraising event. It only takes a few seconds to donate online to Red Cross Calling!

Donate today

*Full Terms and Conditions apply. Red Cross respects your privacy. For more information about your privacy, please refer to our Data Collection Notice at As a registered fundraiser for Red Cross Calling, you are required to comply with the Child Protection Code of Conduct. For all information relating to the campaign and to view the fundraising regulations that apply in each State and Territory, visit