ACT and South-East NSW

Around ACT/SE NSW A message from the Chair and Executive Director   It was great to see many of you at events last November and December to celebrate the closing of our centenary year. The big year may be over, but we remain focused on rewarding and recognising the hardworking members and volunteers who made […]

New South Wales

Around NSW A message from the Chair and Executive Director   2014 was an incredibly busy and successful year for Red Cross and undoubtedly one of our biggest. In NSW, we are geared up and ready to build on our achievements in 2015. The Red Cross Board has finalised our national strategy to take us […]

Northern Territory

Around NT A message from the Chair and Executive Director   While 2014 was an action-packed year, 2015 is set to be just as big. Last year marked 100 years of Red Cross in Australia, but the celebrations didn’t stop there, as this year marks a century since Red Cross opened its doors in the […]

Queensland

Around Queensland A message from the Chair and Executive Director   Welcome to the first edition of Newsletter for Members and Volunteers for 2015. We were relieved to see Queenslanders escape mostly unharmed from Cyclone Marcia, though we remain aware of the needs of many who have experienced damage to their property and neighbourhoods. Red […]

South Australia

Around SA A message from the Chair and Executive Director   The Sampson Flat bushfires in early January meant an eventful start to 2015. From the early hours of 3 January, Red Cross provided volunteers to the relief centres at Golden Grove and Willaston, while staff in Victoria supported us to operate Register.Find.Reunite., our service […]

Tasmania

Around Tasmania A message from the Chair and Executive Director   There have been many highlights to report back on since our last newsletter in November 2014. We were proud to see a presentation on our local place-based work in Bridgewater and Gagebrook at the Centenary Summit in Melbourne, and to launch another Tasmanian program […]

Victoria

Around Victoria A message from the Chair and Executive Director   Welcome to the first edition of Newsletter for Members and Volunteers for 2015. The end of 2014 saw some big changes to the leadership team here in Victoria. Toni Aslett resigned from the position of Executive Director after five years in the role, and […]

Western Australia

Around WA A message from the Chair and Executive Director   At the beginning of each year at this time we have all resources ready and poised for a response to bushfires, cyclones and floods. We were only weeks into 2015 when WA began facing its worst bushfire season in history, with firefighters battling around […]

In focus – from the President and CEO

The vitality of our centenary year and the incredible spirit that energised our members and volunteers throughout 2014 has carried over into this year with a sense of optimism and renewal.

Anzac tributes this April

During World War One, a stream of clothing, comforts and goods of all kinds produced by Red Cross volunteers flowed from every port in Australia to hospitals in England and Egypt where wounded Australian soldiers were being cared for.