Donate to Australian Red Cross

There’s no better time to act.

Right now, Red Cross teams are on the ground helping thousands of people affected by disaster, hardship, conflict, isolation and crisis. From bushfire-affected communities in Queensland and New South Wales to people caught up in armed conflict overseas, we are there.

365 days a year.

Neutral and impartial.

People helping people find safety, opportunity, and emotional and practical support in a crisis. 

You are one of the helpers too. Your generosity can give people somewhere to turn on the most challenging days of their lives. And the fact is, we can’t do what we do without supporters like you.


could pay for hot, healthy meals for young people sleeping rough


could help provide welfare phone calls to older, isolated people, helping them to feel safe, connected and valued


could help provide hygiene kits to those affected by disaster overseas


could help run an emergency operations centre to coordinate our volunteers in a disaster in Australia

About your donation to Australian Red Cross

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

Your gift will go to help wherever the needs are greatest. It could give:

  • a nutritious meal to young people facing homelessness
  • companionship to older people who are isolated and alone
  • emotional and practical support to people hit by disaster this summer
  • emergency financial aid for a family who fled conflict overseas.

Every year someone in our communities needs help from the Australian Red Cross every 90 seconds.

Last year, here's what supporters like you made possible:

  • More than 324,00 people during and after disasters in Australia
  • 33 emergency activations around the country
  • Emergency financial aid to more than 3,820 people made vulnerable by migration
  • 153,000+ meals delivered to older people
  • 66 Australian international aid workers were deployed to help in 33 countries.
Yes, donations over $2 are tax-deductible in Australia. You will receive a receipt in your name.

If you donate to an organisation classified as a ‘deductible gift recipient’ (like Australian Red Cross), you can claim a tax deduction on your tax return for that year for your donation. Donating to a deductible gift recipient will likely reduce your overall taxable income, which in turn may reduce the amount of tax you are required to pay.

You must donate at least $2 and keep proof in the form of a receipt or bank statement. When you donate to Australian Red Cross, we’ll send you a tax receipt. The more you donate, the more you may claim back. Find out more »

Every day, people like you are helping to make a real difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable through our regular giving program. Our regular givers support our work by automatically donating every four weeks, either by credit card or direct debit. Their ongoing support means we can be there for people facing crisis in Australia and beyond for years to come.

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