Register.Find.Reunite launched to reunite families and friends impacted by Tara and Kogan bushfire

24 October 2023

Australian Red Cross has opened Register.Find.Reunite and is urging people affected by the Tara and Kogan bushfire to get in touch with their families and friends.

Australian Red Cross State Operations Director Collin Sivalingum said being separated from family and friends is one of the most stressful things a person can experience during an emergency.

“Not knowing where your loved ones are, not being able to contact them by phone or email adds to that anxiety,” Mr Sivalingum said.

“The service helps find and reunite family, friends and loved ones during a disaster.”

If you or a loved one has been impacted by the Tara and Kogan bushfire, Australian Red Cross encourages you to register or enquire through the Register.Find.Reunite service.

People can register and look for someone with Register.Find.Reunite on the Australian Red Cross website at from a computer or any mobile device or in person at the evacuation centre at Western Downs Regional Council customer contact centre, corner of Fry Street and Day Street, Tara.

If internet and mobile devices are down due to the emergency, people can also register and enquire via the phone on numbers 1800 442 182 (Australia wide) or internationally from +61 (7) 3055 6230 (international calls only).

The Register.Find.Reunite service matches registrations from people affected by an emergency to enquiries made by their loved ones searching for news. Where a match is made, the person who made the enquiry will be notified.

It is important for emergency management agencies to know where people are during emergencies. By registering with Register.Find.Reunite you are also letting important services know that you are OK and what support you may need.

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