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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. 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.

There are many ways for you to get involved. You can go door to door in your neighbourhood, hold a public coin collection, host an event or design your own challenge in your workplace or community. You can even join our online collection.

Once registered, Red Cross will send you – and your team – everything you need! You’ll also be given an online fundraising page to personalise and share with your peers. Ask them to sponsor your efforts, or challenge them to get involved.

We'd love for you to join us! So will you answer the call?

When Red Cross calls, Australia answers

Check out our real-time map of people answering the call across Australia

Check out our real-time map of people answering the call across Australia

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 in 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 later as a lawyer, his life in Africa was threatened. He fled to Australia for safety – and is thankful to 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 volunteer from Red Cross, who drove her to and from her medical appointments until her cancer was in remission.

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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