When frustration becomes inspiration

How do you solve a problem like 80,000 people and no toilets?

In focus – from the President and CEO

This centenary year has shown yet again the vitality of Australian Red Cross, and the energy and commitment of our diverse supporters. We were blown away in August to witness 3,600 volunteers at 140 Bunnings stores across Australia cooking an incredible 147,000 sausages to fundraise for Red Cross.

Help someone like Betty this Christmas

Betty is 88 years old and has lived alone on a rural property since her husband passed away. When she fell severely ill one night, collapsed and was unable to call for help, she almost died.

Red Cross is calling

Our annual fundraising drive, Red Cross Calling, is coming back next March. Are you ready to hear the call?

World’s worst Ebola outbreak

We recently launched an appeal to provide humanitarian assistance to people affected by the largest ever outbreak of Ebola in West Africa.

A safe place for children

At all times, children have the right to be safe and protected. At Red Cross we take our responsibilities seriously in safeguarding the wellbeing of children in our communities.

Solid foundations

On 13 August we celebrated a century since Lady Helen Munro Ferguson called the first meeting of Red Cross in Australia.

Bunnings BBQ bonanza

This year’s centenary celebrations have featured many highlights, but it’s hard to beat the achievement and excitement of holding 251 BBQs on one weekend.

The many faces of Red Cross

Among the attendees at our Centenary Showcase in Brisbane were three women with three distinct Red Cross stories.

Partners in recovery

Red Cross has teamed up with beyondblue to boost support for people affected by disasters across Australia. Through a Memorandum of Understanding we will share our expertise and collaborate in areas including program development, public education and research.