Stories from Cyclone Tracy

Two volunteers who helped in the aftermath of Cyclone Tracy, Betty Watchman and Helen Murphy, share their stories 40 years on. Below are extracts from the personal stories that Helen and Betty shared at Red Cross commemorations for the 40-year anniversary of Cyclone Tracy. Helen’s story: helping from Katherine Only those who endured the wrath […]

In focus – from the President and CEO

Since our last issue, our wonderful volunteers have made a world of difference to their communities during Cyclone Marcia in Queensland, Cyclone Lam in the NT, and severe storms in NSW.

Time for reconciliation

The theme for this year’s Reconciliation Week was ‘change it up’—and we welcomed a change to our supporters by introducing Neville Jetta from Melbourne Football Club as a Red Cross Ambassador!

Are you first aid ready?

Caring for kids? Download the free First Aid App from Red Cross.

Members – we want your views!

The Members and Volunteers Committee aims to increase involvement with Red Cross and give members a voice at the highest levels of management.

The day the earth shook

“As soon as the earthquake started, I knew what was happening,” says 22-year-old Sammeer Bajracharya, who helped authorities with search and rescue when a 7.9-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal.

Young potential

In his new role as chair of the Asia Pacific Youth Network, Mitchell Johnson wants to help young people from our region fulfil their potential with Red Cross.

Looking out for the mob

When Tropical Cyclone Marcia hit central Queensland in February this year, Leslie Lowe was ready to volunteer and eager to help the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community impacted by the disaster.

Donate your winter woollies to Red Cross Shops!

The key to keep giving

Music enthusiast Genie Fiebig’s connections with Red Cross go back to her childhood in war-torn Poland.