Skip to main navigation Skip to main content

Make a difference with an ongoing donation

Join our community of regular givers

For just $1 a day you can bring support and hope to people in tough times. No matter what.

When people face disaster, hardship and isolation, you can be there for them. No matter what.

Your donations will help bring support, connection and hope to those who need it most. You will know when times are tough you’ve chosen to stand with those around you. You will know you’ve chosen to make a difference. 

Become a regular giver and join a community helping make the world a better place for the people coping with crisis and disaster in Australia and further afield.

Your much-needed support means Red Cross will be ready to rapidly respond when a crisis happens. It means we can invest in longer-term solutions, reduce overheads and run our vital programs with more certainty. 

What your generosity can do 

Over 12 months:

  • $23 a month, $0.76 a day - Could provide dignity kits filled with toothpaste, shampoo, sanitary pads and other items for people in a disaster
  • $34 a month, $1.12 a day - Can equip an Aussie child to prepare for an emergency
  • $52 a month, $1.71 a day - Could help a young  person with pre-employment checks to kick start their career

Join the Movement. Make a Difference.

Your donation at work

For more than 100 years Red Cross supporters have been standing up for humankind all over the world. Together we work to prevent suffering and ensure people can live safe and dignified lives in peace.

Helping in disasters and emergencies

Bushfires, cyclones, disease outbreaks and famines, Red Cross teams are on the ground in disaster hot spots across Australia and the world.

Helping young people succeed

We’re making sure young people have the chance to succeed and aren't held back by poverty, discrimination or past mistakes.

Enabling people to live safely and independently

One in four Australians feels socially excluded. We’re helping people beat loneliness and isolation.

Addressing homelessness and poverty

More than 3 million people in Australia live in poverty. Thanks to donors like you, we can help people make ends meet.

Regular Donation

Giving a regular donation is our recommended option. Your donation every four weeks will help Red Cross support the most vulnerable people in our local communities, here in Australia and across the Asia Pacific.

Amount

$ Surprise us

Find out more about regular donations

Every day people just like you are helping to make a real difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable through our regular giving program. Generous regular givers support our work by making an automatic donation every four weeks, either by credit card or direct debit. Their ongoing support means we can be there for people facing crisis in Australia and beyond, for years to come.

The easiest way to become a regular giver is here. You can also join over the phone by calling our Customer Care Team on 1300 367 428.

You choose the donation amount and the date. You can pause or cancel your contributions any time you like.

Definitely. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement detailing your donations over the past 12 months. We send receipts annually to keep administration costs down but you can request a receipt any time by phoning us on 1300 367 428 or emailing contactus@redcross.org.au.

Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible in Australia.

As a regular giver, your donations are not tied to one area of support, your gift goes wherever the need is greatest and will support a range of programs.

Your donations will help provide support every day of the year for people who are vulnerable. They might be used to:

  • Help families rebuild their lives after a natural disaster
  • Provide daily welfare calls to elderly Australians who live alone

Support for people facing poverty and homelessness

Almost half of the funds we raise each year come from our generous donors with regular giving our most cost-effective fundraising source.

Your donations are deducted on the date you choose or the nearest business day.

Your much-needed support means we will be ready to rapidly respond when a crisis happens. It means we can invest in longer-term solutions, reduce overheads and run our vital programs with more certainty.  When you donate regularly you enable us to:

  • More effectively plan our upcoming work, knowing we have the funds ready to invest in long-term solutions and make a lasting impact for those in need
  • Ensure volunteers and staff can continue to be there every day providing help where it's needed most in Australia and across our region
  • Help people in crisis wherever it is most urgently needed

You might also find a smaller monthly donation is easier on your budget than a larger one-off gift.

Donations are made automatically via credit card or direct debit (credit card is our preferred method for payment). Sorry we can’t yet take regular donations via PayPal or BPAY but we are working on that.

Please email contactus@redcross.org.au or phone our team on 1300 367 428. We will need your full name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details. For security reasons, please don’t include your credit card details in your email.

You can also mail your updated details to Australian Red Cross, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne, VIC 3001.

We will be sorry to see you go but, of course, we understand people’s circumstances change and you can pause or cancel your donations any time. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience or change your mind please let us know.

To cancel your donations, email contactus@redcross.org.au or phone our team on 1300 367 428. We will need your full name, supporter ID (if known), phone number and mailing address. You can also mail the details to Australian Red Cross, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne, VIC 3001.

Once we have these details your donation plan will be cancelled before the next payment is due.

You can also pause your donations for a few months. Please contact our team via the number or email details above.

Recently we changed our donation payment schedule from monthly to four weekly for our new regular donors.

We know a high proportion of people are paid fortnightly and this change gives our donors more choice. It means you can align your donation to your pay cycle and choose when donations are deducted.

Previously our regular givers could only donate on one of three days of every month: the 1st, 17th and 20th.

No. Existing regular givers who donate monthly haven’t been moved to a four-weekly donation cycle. Their payment plan stays the same unless they specifically ask for a change.

We would love to help you and answer any questions. Please call 1300 367 428 or email contactus@redcross.org.au. For security reasons, please don’t include your credit card details in your email.

Make regular donations through your pre-tax salary