For more than 100 years, Australian Red Cross has been helping people in Australia respond to, recover from and prepare for disasters and other emergencies. Our dedicated staff, members and volunteers are located across Australia and work within and alongside communities throughout the disaster journey.
In the aftermath of the Queensland and New South Wales floods, as well as responding on the ground, in local communities, Australian Red Cross launched the Australia Unites Telethon and the Qld and NSW Floods Appeal to raise funds for impacted communities. Australia responded: individuals and communities, businesses, government agencies, and media outlets, including Channel 7, Channel 9 and Channel 10, came together to raise an incredible $55.6 million that provided immediate financial relief and is now supporting long-term flood recovery efforts.
Grants to provide immediate financial relief following the emergency.
Psychosocial support in recovery hubs, support and training for local councils, community organisations and community leaders.
Psychosocial support in evacuation centres and outreach, registration service and immediate relief support.
Essential support required to make our work possible, including systems, field teams, operations and infrastructure.