When people face disaster, hardship and isolation, you can be there for them. No matter what.
Your donations will help bring support, connection and hope to those who need it most. You will know when times are tough you’ve chosen to stand with those around you. You will know you’ve chosen to make a difference.
Become a regular giver and join a community helping make the world a better place for the people coping with crisis and disaster in Australia and further afield.
Your much-needed support means Red Cross will be ready to rapidly respond when a crisis happens. It means we can invest in longer-term solutions, reduce overheads and run our vital programs with more certainty.
For more than 100 years Red Cross supporters have been acting for humanity all over the world.
Together we work to prevent suffering and ensure people can live safe and dignified lives in peace.
Every day people just like you are helping to make a real difference in the lives of those who are vulnerable through our regular giving program. Generous regular givers support our work by making an automatic donation every four weeks, either by credit card or direct debit. Their ongoing support means we can be there for people facing crisis in Australia and beyond, for years to come.
The easiest way to become a regular giver is here. You can also join over the phone by calling our Customer Care Team on 1800 733 276.
You choose the donation amount and the date. You can pause or cancel your contributions any time you like.
Definitely. At the end of the financial year, we will send you a statement detailing your donations over the past 12 months. We send receipts annually to keep administration costs down but you can request a receipt any time by phoning us on 1800 733 276 or emailing [email protected].
Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible in Australia.
As a regular giver, your donations are not tied to one area of support, your gift goes wherever the need is greatest and will support a range of programs.
Your donations will help provide support every day of the year for people who are vulnerable. They might be used to:
Support for people facing poverty and homelessness
Almost half of the funds we raise each year come from our generous donors with regular giving our most cost-effective fundraising source.
Your donations are deducted on the date you choose or the nearest business day.
Your much-needed support means we will be ready to rapidly respond when a crisis happens. It means we can invest in longer-term solutions, reduce overheads and run our vital programs with more certainty. When you donate regularly you enable us to:
You might also find a smaller regular donation is easier on your budget than a larger one-off gift.
Donations are made automatically via credit card or direct debit. Sorry we can’t yet take regular donations via PayPal or BPAY but we are working on that.
Please email [email protected] or phone our team on 1300 367 428. We will need your full name, phone number, supporter ID (if known), address and new details. For security reasons, please don’t include your credit card details in your email.
You can also mail your updated details to Australian Red Cross, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne, VIC 3001.
We will be sorry to see you go but, of course, we understand people’s circumstances change and you can pause or cancel your donations any time. If there is anything we can do to improve your experience or change your mind please let us know.
To cancel your donations, phone our team on 1800 733 276. We will need your full name, supporter ID (if known), phone number and mailing address. You can also mail the details to Australian Red Cross, GPO Box 2957, Melbourne, VIC 3001.
Once we have these details your donation plan will be cancelled before the next payment is due.
You can also pause your donations for a few months. Please contact our team via the number or email details above.
Recently we changed our donation payment schedule from monthly to four weekly for our new regular donors.
We know a high proportion of people are paid fortnightly and this change gives our donors more choice. It means you can align your donation to your pay cycle and choose when donations are deducted.
Previously our regular givers could only donate on one of three days of every month: the 1st, 17th and 20th.
We would love to help you and answer any questions. Please call 1800 733 276 or email [email protected]. For security reasons, please don’t include your credit card details in your email.