Description 

The Australian Red Cross provides crisis relief and care to vulnerable people both in Australia and overseas. It does this during and after emergency situations and in an ongoing way with disadvantaged communities. The Australian Red Cross Blood Service collects, tests, processes and distributes all blood in Australia.

Services provided

  • National emergency preparedness, response and recovery
  • International aid and development
  • Protecting people in war by championing international humanitarian law
  • Overcoming the impact of migration
  • Strengthening disadvantaged communities 
  • Partnering with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to support families and communities working toward positive change
  • First aid courses and products
  • Blood service including  collection, testing, and distribution

Eligibility

Available to anyone in Australia

How to access

The Australian Red Cross mostly provides assistance through governments and other agencies.

 

Costs

Most of the Red Cross services are free, but some services such as first aid courses and training are fee based.