Qld and NSW Floods Appeal

Thank you for your generous donations!

When the rains began in late February across eastern Australia, few could have predicted the devastation that was to befall Queensland and New South Wales. An estimated 50,000 homes have been damaged by floodwaters and more than a million people have been affected.

And as communities who have been affected by the floodwaters continue their recovery journey, Red Cross will be standing by them each step of the way.

Thanks to generous donations, we have received $19.6 million so far for this appeal. We have started reporting daily on our cash assistance program and will continue to update regularly on the other components of our operations.


Your donation has supported:

555 Red Cross volunteers looking after over 40,000 people with psychosocial support
555 Red Cross volunteers looking after over 40,000 people with psychosocial support
Red Cross volunteers in 95 evacuation and recovery centres across 2 states.
Red Cross volunteers in 95 evacuation and recovery centres across 2 states.
Over 40,000 people to access immediate relief grants of $500 each
Over 40,000 people to access immediate relief grants of $500 each
22 people access bereavement grants of $20,000 each
22 people access bereavement grants of $20,000 each

Cash assistance update

See how donations are being distributed to people affected by the floods.

“You couldn’t put a dollar value on the support that we got. It was offered and it was gratefully accepted. It took a load off our minds and relieved a lot of stress.”

Derek, supported at a Recovery Centre in Windsor, NSW

“We knew that it was going to be bad, it was just too much rain all at one time. I emailed Red Cross immediately and said what resources do you have available for someone like me? I got an email back in less than 24 hours.”

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