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Regular Donation

Giving a regular donation is our recommended option. 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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Over 12 months:

  • $23 a month, $0.76 a day - Could provide dignity kits filled toothpaste, shampoo, sanitary pads and other items for people in a disaster
  • $34 a month, $1.12 a day - Can equip an Aussie child to prepare for an emergency
  • $52 a month, $1.71 a day - Could help a young person with pre-employment checks to kick start their career

Be there. No matter what.

When people face disaster, poverty and isolation, you can be there for them.

Become a regular giver and join a community of people helping make the world a better place for those who are vulnerable, whatever their circumstances.

Your support means we can more effectively plan, knowing we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make more of a lasting impact for those in need.

Working together we can create an Australia that is caring, welcoming and allows everyone to thrive—even in the toughest of times.

Become a regular giver today and help us to be there for people in crisis every minute of every day. No matter what.

Your donation at work

For more than 100 years Red Cross supporters have been standing up for humankind all over the world. Together we work to prevent suffering and ensure people can live safe and dignified lives in peace.

Helping in disasters and emergencies

Bushfires, cyclones, disease outbreaks and famines, Red Cross teams are on the ground in disaster hot spots across Australia and the world.

Helping young people succeed

We’re making sure young people have the chance to succeed and aren't held back by poverty, discrimination or past mistakes.

Enabling people to live safely and independently

One in four Australians feels socially excluded. We’re helping people beat loneliness and isolation.

Addressing homelessness and poverty

More than 3 million people in Australia live in poverty. Thanks to donors like you, we can help people make ends meet.

Find out more about regular donations

Every day people just like you are helping to make a tangible difference in the lives of vulnerable through our regular giving program. These generous regular givers support our work by making an automatic donation every four weeks, either by credit card or direct debit. Their continued support means we can be there for people facing crisis in Australia and beyond, for years to come.

The easiest way to become a regular giver is here – join via the Help Change Lives Now button at the top of the page. You can also join over the phone by calling our Customer Care Team on 1300 367 428.

You choose the donation amount and the date, and you can stop your contributions any time you like.

Definitely. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement detailing your donations over the past 12 months. We send receipts annually to keep administration costs down but you can request a receipt any time, just phone us on 1300 367 428.

Don’t forget donations of $2 or more are tax deductible in Australia.

As a regular giver, your donations are not tied to one area of support, your gift goes wherever the need is greatest and will support a range of our programs.

Your donations will help provide support every day of the year for people who are vulnerable. They might be used to:

  • Help families rebuild their lives after a natural disaster
  • Provide daily welfare calls to elderly Australians who live alone
  • Support for people facing poverty and homelessness

Half of the total funds we raise each year come from our generous regular givers and it is also our most cost-effective fundraising source.

When you sign up through our website, it costs us just 8 cents in the dollar to process your ongoing donations, send you regular updates and run our programs.

Your donations are deducted on the date you choose or the nearest business day.

Having a group of generous people who donate to us regularly allows us to better plan ahead. It also ensures we can continue to provide support to people in crisis every minute of every day. 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
  • Make sure Red Cross volunteers and staff can continue to be there every day providing help where it's needed most in Australia and across our region
  • Help people in crisis wherever it is most urgently needed

You might also find that a smaller monthly donation is easier on your budget than a larger one-off gift.

Donations are set up to be made automatically via your credit card or a direct debit (credit card is our preferred method for payment). Unfortunately, we can’t yet take regular donations via PayPal or BPAY.

Please email us at contactus@redcross.org.au. Be sure to include your name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details.

Alternatively, you can also mail your updated details to Australian Red Cross, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne, VIC 3001 or phone our Customer Care Team on 1300 367 428.

We are so sorry to see you go. Is anything we can do to improve your experience or change your mind? If we can help in any way please let us know.

To cancel your donations, just email us at contactus@redcross.org.au with your full name, supporter ID (if known), phone number and mailing address. Alternatively, you can mail the details to us at Australian Red Cross, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne, VIC 3001 or phone our 1300 367 428.

Once we have these details your donation plan will be cancelled from the following payment.

You can also pause your donations for a few months, for example, if your financial situation has temporarily changed. Contact our team on the number above and let them of how long you’d like to put your donations on hold for.

Recently we changed our donation payment schedule from monthly to four weekly for our new regular donors.

We know a high proportion of people are paid fortnightly and this change gives our donors more choice. It means you can align your donation to your pay cycle and choose when donations are deducted.

Previously our regular givers could only donate on one of three days of every month: the 1st, 17th and 20th.

No. Existing regular givers who donate on monthly haven’t been moved to a four-weekly donation cycle. Their payment plan stays the same unless they specifically ask for a change themselves.

We would love to help you and answer any questions. Please call 1300 367 428 or email us. For security reasons, please don’t include your credit card details in your email.