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Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

Australian cricket stands alongside Australian Red Cross in its support of communities and families who have been impacted by the devastating bushfires that have ravaged many communities throughout country. Please donate to the Australian Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery Fund to provide much needed support to communities around Australia including those impacted by the fires.

As bushfires affect communities across Australia on an unprecedented scale, Red Cross is right there, providing practical, local support where it's needed to tens of thousands of people during and after the emergencies.

It’s all thanks to people like you.

Learn more about what Red Cross is doing and how your donations are helping in our regular updates.

Our commitment to you

In January of this year, funds to our Disaster Relief and Recovery fund started to significantly increase. We made the following public commitments about the use of donations made to the fund from July 1, 2019:

  • Apart from $5m used to fund Red Cross emergency teams this year, all other funds will be used to support those affected by bushfires.

  • Assistance will be provided to individuals and communities impacted by bushfires that have occurred across Australia since July 1, 2019. 

  • Up to 10 cents in the dollar will be used for essential administration support costs. We are working to keep these costs as low as possible.

  • All interest earned will be contributed back to the fund. 

  • All funds will be used in Australia only.

Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery

How your donation to Disaster Relief and Recovery helps

  • Supporting people at evacuation centres and recovery hubs

  • Psychological first aid to reduce trauma

  • Emergency assistance (including cash grants to people who have lost homes in these bushfires)

  • Supporting Red Cross volunteers and covering their expenses

  • Longer-term recovery programs in disaster-affected communities

  • Helping families and communities prepare for disasters

  • Essential costs like transport, office space, finance and IT systems

Please note donations are in Australian Dollars (AUD).

Donations of AUD$2 or more are tax-deductible for Australian taxation purposes. You will receive a receipt by email. Red Cross is unable to provide advice to overseas donors regarding the tax-deductibility status of their donations.

Immediate assistance grants are available for people directly affected by the bushfires. More at redcross.org.au/grants.

You can see current Red Cross volunteering opportunities or register your interest in assisting Red Cross disaster relief and recovery work at redcross.org.au/volunteering.

Donations of clothing are accepted at Red Cross Shops. To find a Red Cross Shop near you, visit redcross.org.au/stores.

Red Cross is unable to accept or distribute donated goods during an emergency. Please visit Foodbank or GIVIT to match your donation of goods to identified needs in bushfire affected communities.

Disaster Relief & Recovery

Your donation means we can be there as soon as an emergency strikes in Australia and further afield. With your support we can help communities to prepare, respond and recover from disasters.

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