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Membership resources

This page is designed especially for our Red Cross Members to access valuable membership and organisational information at any time.

COVID-19 Red Cross Member guidelines for the safe return to Member-run activities

Guidelines and checklists are available for Red Cross member groups to prepare for returning to activities after 30 June 2020.

As you work through these guidelines you’ll see that for all member activities, your member group will need to appoint an Activity Lead, usually an office bearer or coordinator. Prior to commencing activities you will need to have approval from your State or Territory Director/Mobilisation Hub

Membership application form
This membership application form can be downloaded and completed electronically or as a printed version, then signed and mailed to the address supplied on the form.
colour version | black and white version | Family Membership form

Membership privacy » 
Download the Australian Red Cross Privacy Collection Notice with Membership Information.

Royal Charter and rules of the Australian Red Cross Society »
These rules set out the framework of governance and the operations of the Society.

Divisional regulations »
Divisions of the Society are constituted in each State and Territory of Australia and these regulations outline their powers and function.

Membership flyer »
This flyer can be used to promote Red Cross in the community, providing an overview of the work of Red Cross members in and around Australian communities.

Youth Membership flyer »
This flyer can be used to promote Red Cross Young Humanitarian Membership in the community, providing an overview of Red Cross and the benefits of joining.

Pocket card »
This pocket-sized guide can be used to recruit members and talk about Red Cross.

University Club flyer »
This flyer can be used to promote Red Cross University Clubs and provides information on how to join as a Red Cross Member.

Media release template »
The media release template can be used to promote member activities and events.

Image release form » 
The form is used to gain the approval from those people in photos to ensure their image can be used in a wider context.

Social media policy »
This policy provides Red Cross people with helpful, practical advice and outlines the rules and obligations when using social media.  

Local Facebook page guidelines »

Child protection policy »
This policy speaks to the responsibilities that we all have to minimise the risk of abuse to children and young people participating in Australian Red Cross activities.

Child protection handbook »
The Handbook is a practical guide to Child Protection Policy at Australian Red Cross

Child protection information for Members »
This document shares information on the Child Protection Policy and how this relates to members and member activities.

Online acceptance of child protection of code of conduct »

Insurance Q&A for Members »
This document answers common questions about Red Cross insurance and member activities.

Public liability certificate of currency »
This document can be used by Red Cross Members who are required to provide this information to an external party in conjunction with an event.

Guidelines for Branch Treasurers »
This document provides Branch Treasurers with the information that they need in order to effectively perform their role as a Treasurer. Currently under review, please reach out to your local Mobilisation Hub for support.

Guidance on Branch Renewals »
A brief outline for Branch Treasurers on how best to manage branch renewals based on an improved, well defined process.

Fundraise for Red Cross »
An information guide on organising fundraising activities. It outlines what you need to know before you start planning and how we can help you.

Fundraising and donations guide »

Red Cross Calling »
Information on the national fundraising campaign that takes place every March. Members can be involved in Red Cross Calling in a variety of ways.

Red Cross National Awards »
The Red Cross National Awards are a way to recognise special achievements by Red Cross People, with awards going to those who display exceptional leadership, service or performance through their contributions to Red Cross and the community.

Red Cross publications and documents »
This link takes to you the collection of Red Cross publications and documents including annual reports, magazines, strategy and policy documents and various other resources.

Red Cross videos
Australian Red Cross: Our past, present and future »
Red Cross: No matter what »
Together we can: our year in review 2019/2020 »

Resource collections
Emergency Services resources »
Emergency Services Schools resources »
IHL resources »
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander resources »
Schools resources »
Modern slavery resources »