Whether it’s a bushfire, a flood, a cyclone or any other emergency, we’re here to help.
And we’re here for everyone – from the survivors to the firefighters.
If you are impacted by the current flooding that began in NSW on 3 July 2022, you can find information on financial assistance provided by the Australian Government at disasterassist.gov.au
Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery fund power the work of Red Cross emergency teams.
Our emergency teams are experts in their field, staff and volunteers alike. Many of them have lived through emergencies themselves.
With disasters increasing in size and frequency, it costs around $4 to $5 million each year to keep our teams in the field. We rely on donations for this work.
Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery fund enable Red Cross teams to do their work: preparing people for emergencies, providing comfort and care when they happen, and supporting them as they recover afterwards.
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Donations above $2 are tax-deductible in Australia. You will receive a receipt in your name in an email when you donate online.
Australian Red Cross will not deduct more than 10 per cent of money raised to cover indirect essential costs such as collecting and administrating donations, IT costs and overheads.
Should the funds raised exceed the cost of our emergency services, the excess will be used to support our everyday work with the most vulnerable people in Australia.
Thousands of generous people gave in response to the 2019/2020 bushfires. Perhaps you were one of them and already know how grateful we are.
Donations to the Disaster Response and Recovery fund before July 2019 have been supporting our response to the Australian Bushfires 2019/20. They are helping people affected by those particular fires: as grants that help them cope with financial hardship, repair their homes and re-establish a safe place to live, and through longer-term recovery programs in each community. See your generosity in action.
All the money raised through the Qld and NSW Floods Appeal and Australia Unites Telethon has been directed to supporting the people and communities impacted by that disaster, as it was intended for. This includes on the ground support in evacuation and recovery centres, cash assistance to over 66,000 households, and our three-year recovery program.
Red Cross teams are on the ground right now providing support in eleven recovery centres to people impacted by the current floods.
Our response to the floods is focused on enabling our volunteers and staff to help with evacuations, relief centres and outreach service, and supporting people and communities to recover and to build resilience to disasters. We are not currently providing direct financial assistance to people affected by the current NSW floods. For information on financial assistance provided by the Australian Government, please visit disasterassist.gov.au.