A message from the Chair and Director We welcomed our CEO, Judy Slatyer, to Tasmania in March, where she met clients, volunteers, and members to hear about work going on in the state. Judy also presented certificates of appreciation to volunteers and members of the Red Cross Hobart bookshop for their continued dedication and commitment […]

South Australia

A message from the Chair and Director   This year World Red Cross Red Crescent Day coincided with the start of National Volunteer Week, and we used both events to celebrate you, our members and volunteers. In South Australia, we handed out awards, organised morning teas, ran client-centred activities, held the metro zone conference and […]

Northern Territory

A message from the Chair and Director   We all breathed a sigh of relief when the only two cyclones that developed off our coast this summer veered away west without causing any problems. We were also fortunate that although the Territory recorded its third wettest season, there was no serious flooding – the people […]

New South Wales

A message from the Chair and Director This year’s World Red Cross Day theme, Celebrate You, recognised that each of us is supporting vulnerable people and helping create a fairer and more accepting society. Some of you volunteer, others fundraise, some take on governance or leadership roles, and others make sure branch meetings are well […]

Western Australia

A message from the Chair and Director On 8 May we celebrated World Red Cross Day and the birthday of Red Cross founder Henry Dunant. This year’s celebrations were held at the Perth offices of VisAbility, a disability services and support organisation we work with. The morning was a kaleidoscope of Red Cross activity. We […]


A message from the Chair and Director We’d like to start by acknowledging all of our people – volunteers, members and staff – who stepped up to the call and helped across the state after Tropical Cyclone Debbie. Communities in northern, central and southern Queensland and northern New South Wales either took the brunt of […]


A message from the Chair and Director Thank you to all our volunteers and staff who dropped everything to help affected communities and support their Red Cross colleagues in Queensland and New South Wales after Tropical Cyclone Debbie earlier this year. Your commitment and dedication is much appreciated and we could not do what we […]

Australian Capital Territory

A message from the Chair What a wonderful few months we’ve had in the ACT. Our dedicated staff and volunteers have been hard at work delivering some excellent services to people across Canberra – from serving meals to people facing homelessness, to employment mentoring for migrants and refugees. Our Divisional Advisory Board recently met to […]

Reconciliation Week: take the next steps

Red Cross recently marked National Reconciliation Week. The week, which ran from 27 May to 3 June, commemorates two significant anniversaries in Australia’s reconciliation journey: the 1967 referendum and Mabo decision.

Rethinking Volunteering

The ways people want to volunteer and give back to their communities are changing.