Meeting once a year at the Annual General Meeting, the Council’s responsibilities include receiving reports and financial statements and electing and appointing Office Bearers and Additional Board Members.
The Council is made up of the President and 53 voting members, including all members of the Australian Red Cross Board, up to six Special Councillors and 32 members elected or appointed by the Divisional Advisory Boards (DABs) of each state and territory, one of whom must be a youth member from each state and territory.
Membership of the Council
John Hood, John MacLennan, Michael Legge AM, John Pinney AM and Dianne Buckles
Council members appointed or elected by each Divisional Advisory Board to attend the 2019 AGM were:
Borka Buseska, Noel Thilaken, Lachlan Hunter and Stephanie Riddell
Margaret Kiehne, Anne Knox, Robyn Rooth and Alanah Still
Foster Stavridis, Tanyah Nasir and Deven Patel (youth position vacant)
Helen Clarke, John Pinney AM, Maureen Farrington and Tasman Bain
Keith Wilson, Mabok Marial, Val Smyth and Anita Chaplin
Rita Richards, Frances Maxwell, Noelene Humphries and Cari Tan
Dr Garry Nolan AM, Aurelia Balpe, Beth Eggleston and Sam Fisher
Karyn Collins, Jag Atrie, John Richards and Zinab Al Hilaly