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Fundraise for Red Cross

Explore our charity fundraising ideas and register online to raise money for Red Cross.

Change lives for the better

Raise funds to change lives for the better. You can help people facing difficult circumstances connect to the community and get the essentials they need to survive – shelter, food and dignity.

Disaster Response and Recovery

Raise funds so we can be there to help people during disasters and other emergencies in Australia. Your contribution enables us to prepare people, provide comfort and care during a disaster or emergency, and support recovery.

Covid-19 Response

Raise funds to help Australian Red Cross and the Red Cross movement support people who are most vulnerable in the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes support for our local partners across Asia Pacific to scale up their emergency activities in response to COVID-19 surges.

Afghanistan Crisis Appeal

Raise funds to support our Red Cross and Red Crescent partners in Afghanistan to continue their life-saving work on the ground and to help people from Afghanistan currently living in Australia find missing family members caught up in this crisis.

Myanmar Crisis Appeal

Raise funds to support communities from Rakhine fleeing violence. Support Red Cross teams to continue helping people on both sides of the border.

Syria Crisis Appeal

Raise funds to give hope to Syrian families returning home. Help us to provide life-saving healthcare, food, water, shelter and psychological support to trauma survivors. Your efforts will ease a war-torn path to recovery.

Refugees and Asylum Seekers in Crisis

Raise funds to help refugees and people seeking asylum access everyday essentials such as food, transport and emergency accommodation. Give them a life-line while they get back on their feet.

International Disaster Fund

Raise funds to help people overseas prepare for a crisis and enable emergency response teams to support people affected by conflict and crises to recover safely.

Sewing machines to stitch strength

Let’s support new mums in the remote Aboriginal community of Galiwin’ku set up a sewing program to make clothes for their yothu (baby).

Common questions

There’s so much you can do to raise money in support of our life-changing work. Here are some ideas to inspire you.

It’s easy to register here. You’ll receive a personalised online page that your supporters can use to make donations, and an authority to fundraise on our behalf.

You cannot use the Red Cross emblem in any of your advertising. It’s an internationally protected emblem, used in times of conflict and it is a criminal offence under the Geneva Conventions Act to misuse it. You’re allowed to use the Red Cross name; however, it must be clear in your advertising that the activity is supporting Red Cross and not run by Red Cross. For example, you may state your activity or event is "proudly supporting Australian Red Cross", or "proceeds donated to Red Cross" but you cannot name your event "Red Cross Art Exhibition" or "Australian Red Cross Walkathon". Please see our fundraising terms and conditions for more information.

Red Cross cannot supply you with a budget to run the event. You may deduct reasonable expenses for hosting your event. Red Cross recommends that your cost of fundraising is less than 30% of the funds raised. The activity organiser must keep records of income and expenditure, and may deduct any essential costs of organising the activity. These must be documented with receipts, and must be fair and reasonable. You may deduct costs such as catering, venue hire, and entertainment but cannot deduct taxi transport etc. unless under special circumstances. Please see our fundraising terms and conditions for more information.

Australian Red Cross’ Public Liability Insurance covers Red Cross staff, members and registered volunteers for third party injuries or property damage for which they may be liable.

If you are holding an event at a public venue e.g. community centre or Rotary Club, please contact the local council or the venue management, to ensure they have Public Liability Insurance that is valid on the day of your event. It is also recommended that you review the location for any safety issues before the event.

Please see our fundraising terms and conditions for more information.


Yes. Volunteers 16 years and younger must be accompanied by a responsible adult over the age of 18 years. 

To keep our overheads low and ensure as much of the funds you raise go directly to our humanitarian causes, all fundraising resources such as posters, fundraising tips and thank you certificates can be downloaded. This allows us to save on both printing and postage costs.

There are three ways to send us your funds.

If you have any queries about depositing your funds, please contact our Customer Care Team on 1800 RED CROSS (733 276).

Please make sure to return all the money you have raised to Red Cross within 28 days of your activity finishing.

Yes. All donations over the value of $2 are tax deductible. 

Yes. There is a downloadable certificate for you to acknowledge your hard-working helpers here. In addition, everyone who donates to your online fundraising page receives a thank you message with their official receipt.