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About us

Relief in times of crisis and care when it's needed most. Learn more about Red Cross.

Who we are

Australian Red Cross is building a better society based on people helping people.

How we help

Working towards the vision of human dignity, peace, safety and wellbeing for all.

Red Cross staff talking to soldiers about the laws of war

Fundamental Principles

In all activities our volunteers, members and staff are guided by the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

In times of war, the Red Cross emblem means 'don't shoot'.

Protect the emblem

We need your help to protect the emblems that protect lives.

Red Cross staff talking to militia about the laws of war

The International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement

We're part of a worldwide Movement

Our people

Governance and management of Australian Red Cross.

Kids collecting donations for the Australian Red Cross.

History and heritage

View a timeline of Australian Red Cross and find out about our heritage collection.

Red Cross volunteer talking to a community member.


Career opportunities to suit people of varying skill levels and experience.

Red Cross staff chatting with refugees

Connect with Red Cross

So many ways to connect with us! Get immersed in our stories and inspired by our people.

Australian Council for International Development (ACFID)

We are a member of the Australian Council for International Development and abide by its Code of Conduct for Non-Government Organisations, which sets minimum standards of governance, management and accountability. Adherence to the Code is monitored by an independent Code of Conduct committee.

Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC)

Red Cross is registered with the independent national regulator of charities, the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission, under ABN 50 169 561 394.