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Important COVID-19 update

The health and wellbeing of the community, Red Cross staff, trainers and students is the key priority for Australian Red Cross. We are strictly adhering to Victorian Government COVID-19 guidelines and, with the announcement of further restrictions on 3 August, changes to our training schedule in Victoria have been implemented.

As the level of the restrictions are location dependent, anyone residing in Victoria that has an existing booking or would like to book training, is asked to please contact Australian Red Cross so that we can advise accordingly: / 1800 733 276. There is no charge to reschedule bookings. 

For information on the current status and areas affected in Victoria, please refer to the Victoria Health and Human Services website.

First Aid and Mental Health classroom training is available for bookings. Enhanced infection control and hygiene measures are in place and physical distancing measures are strictly followed. All our trainers have received COVID-19 training. 

Changes to CPR and classroom exercises
To reduce contact, students will not be required to demonstrate first aid techniques on others. CPR training and assessment have been changed to avoid direct contact with performing the 2 breaths on the manikins.

If you have flu-like symptoms
Please do not attend classroom training if you are sick or experiencing any flu-like symptoms. Red Cross will waive transfer fees for any student who needs to reschedule on the basis of health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

If you are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test
Please do not attend classroom training until you have your results and they are negative. Red Cross will waive transfer fees for any student who needs to reschedule on this basis.

How to rebook a course
To rebook a course simply call 1800 733 276 or email us at

First aid kit.

First aid kits and AEDs

Whether at home, work or play, Red Cross recommends you have a First Aid kit nearby at all times in case of an emergency.

Red Cross emergency preparedness app

First aid app

Your free pocket guide to CPR and access to the most up to date first aid information anytime, anywhere.

First Aid for dogs and cats

Just like humans, pets get injured and ill. Knowing what to do before you get to the vet can save their life.

Red Cross First Aid and Mental Health training is a nationally registered training organisation. Australian Red Cross Society RTOID 3605

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Red Cross has a number of online courses available in both first aid and mental health, and these will continue to be offered. New short online courses are due to be launched shortly, including a Psychological First Aid course. Find out more online, via email, or by calling 1800 733 276.

First aid saves lives and training is all about keeping people safe. That’s why we take hygiene seriously at our first aid training courses. We always ensure training participants adhere to stringent hygiene practices, particularly handwashing and use of sanitisers on first aid equipment.

Australian Red Cross First Aid & Mental Health will continue to follow strict hygeine protocols. During this time, our first aid and mental health trainers are ensuring strict preventative health measures before and during each class to keep all participants safe. Our full infection control guidelines can be found here.

Participants are asked to follow the COVID-19 guidelines set by government and self-isolate if they have had direct contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19 or have traveled from overseas in the last 14 days. This advice is constantly changing and we ask people to please keep themselves updated on the changes through the Department of Health or calling 1800 020 080.

If people are sick, even with a cold or a mild illness, we ask that they do not attend the course until they are well. We are happy to rebook sessions, at no charge, to a more appropriate time. To rebook simply call 1800 733 276 or send us an email.

We are happy to rebook sessions, at no charge, to a more appropriate time. To rebook simply call 1800 733 276 or send us an email. For further information please don’t hesitate to contact your Red Cross BDM; call us on 1800 733 276; or or send us an email​.